Monday, May 19, 2014

Seize The Sketch #20 - a card for dad

Well, hello there!  I thought for sure I'd kick off my new Seize The Sketch design team assignments with the May 27th sketch, but here I am with a card for the current one!  Glad I found time to play.


Here's the sketch:


I used a strip of an antique (vintage?) book page behind the espresso panel, and a couple of retired Stampin' Up! patterned papers.  'dad' is from Lizzie Anne Designs Monthly Mix May 2010 'Dream Big' collection.


I intended to make two identical cards, but don't you know...a mistake happened.  Grrrr.  I trimmed one leafy patterned strip too small, which meant I needed to cover up the gap with skinny cardstock strips.  I chose blue to pull out one of the stripes from the patterned paper, but am not sure I like the color here.


Inside both cards, I stamped a Monkey Paw Fern from Rubber Stampede in deep green ink.  The same image graces the envelopes, too (not pictured).


There's still time to play!  Link up your card HERE before May 25th to enter.

Thanks so much for your visit today.  I really appreciate it!



Stamps: sentiment - Monthly Mix May 2010 - 'Dream Big' - Lizzie Anne Designs; Monkey Paw Fern - Rubber Stampede Paper: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, leaves and stripes - SU; vintage book page Ink: Always Artichoke - SU Fibers: Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon - SU; burlap Accessories & Tools: circle die - Spellbinders; Fancy Label 2 die - Inspired By Stamping

20 comments:

Lesley Croghan said...

Wow, Colleen. This is fabulous. The colours are serene and have depth. I love the texture on your card too! So excited you are joining the team.
Hugs,
Lesley

LeAnne said...

This is so cool, Colleen! I love the colors and your interesting textures & elements!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous!! LOVING the burlap!!!!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Super great guy cards! I like your layering of the dies, and the blue on the second card is a nice touch of color. I still have some of those papers, and the fern stamp. Love that stamp. You're going to be great for the team!

Linda R said...

Such beautiful Cards my friend. I love the papers and the burlap. Well done.

Hugs~

Benzi said...

It's a fabulous "Dad" card, Colleen. I love those stripes and the bit of burlap...very masculine. And, the fern inside is great.

Benzi said...

Both are great!!! :-)

Shani Thomas said...

Another great card, Colleen, love it!

Charlene said...

Wonderful masculine card!!!

Lisa said...

You really nail the masculine theme on this card Colleen!! Terrific textures and patterns, love it!!

Martha Herrera said...

Oh, this is really pretty, Colleen. I like the burlap!

I hope all is well with you, my friend.

Marybeth said...

Hi Colleen! You sure made one gorgeous masculine card and great take on the sketch. I look forward to getting to know you, your work is beautiful!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love all the texture on this card...gorgeous!

~Tammy~ said...

You have such a way with "DMC" my friend! The colors are perfect and have a peaceful feel! Fabulous!

Bonnie said...

You have such a wonderful mix of patterns yet still keep your card neat and tidy and very classy! Love the fern on the inside.

~amy~ said...

This is awesome Colleen. Great masculine card, love all the texture!

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh, the burlap & vintage text are too perfect!

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

This is a great card Colleen! I love love love it so much. swooning over this ..and loving the burlap! TFS

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the burlap and the colors! Dad must have LOVED this!

Lori said...

What a great masculine design! Love all the textured elements you included here.

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