Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Seize The Sketch #21 - Sweet Raspberries

It's my official start date at Seize The Sketch!  Yay!  You'll love the nice, easy sketch we have to work with these next two weeks, courtesy of design team member Lori Turner.



Sooooo many options with this sketch, right?  I fancied-up my version with a pretty embossing folder on the card base, then topped it with a few things.  The little kraft envelope is a pre-cut diecut from Stampin' Up! (it's pretty old), and I added a smidgen of gathered lace inside.  On top of the envelope, I used a bit of a Hallmark card that came just like this....rounded corners and bow untouched...but I added a button.


Inside that Hallmark card was this lone raspberry image.  I punched it out, added a twine bow and sentiment from Flourishes' Let Them Eat Cake.  You can peek inside the card and see I've stamped a doily to coordinate with the front.


I hope I'll see your creation over at Seize The Sketch!  Click HERE for all the details.  =)



Stamps: Let Them Eat Cake - Flourishes Paper: Vintage Cream - PTI Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions; lace Accessories & Tools: circle punch - SU; small 1/8" circle punch - Fiskars; Heart & Vines embossing folder - Sizzix; kraft envelope - SU; bits and pieces of Hallmark greeting card; green button - SU; doily - Wilton

33 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous!! I am IN LOVE with those berries!!!!!!!!

~amy~ said...

Yay Colleen, this card is super SWEET!

Lin said...

I'd recognize Marjolein Bastein's work anywhere - love how this all came together, Colleen!

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Super gorgeous card! And so elegant! Love your card making style Colleen!

Lesley Croghan said...

Gorgeous! Love the neutral background and the pop of colour from the raspberries!

Victoria Lavender said...

Mmmmmm, those raspberries are absolutely SWEET! What kind of image is it? Altogether a lovely creation, Cheers, Vicki

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Brilliant re-using this beautiful image, love it. Fabulous card design and colors. I was just looking for the perfect sketch and now I found it!!! Thank you.

Marisa said...

Fabulous embossing and love your take on the sketch.

Shani Thomas said...

A wonderful rendition of the sketch, Colleen! Such a pretty card!

Katie Melhus said...

What a delicious looking image, love your pretty card!

Charlene said...

SO sweet and clean, love it!!

Marybeth said...

Colleen , this is gorgeous! Love all the pretty layers and wonderful details on this beautiful card!

Angela said...

Perfectly feminine and so gorgeous, Colleen!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Yummy bowl of raspberries with an amazing card! Welcome officially to the Team!! :)

Stella said...

A wonderful way to start your careerd als a desgner of this team/ Wow Colleen; you nailed it! The card is so lovely and the little peek on the inside( I noticed a flower:)...) looks just as good as the outside!
XX

stampwithsandy said...

Oh Colleen this card is absolutely delicious! Love the berries and all the fun layers, and you managed to keep a lot of white space too! Just wonderful!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Absolutely love every detail about your card.

Bonnie said...

It looks like you've set a beautiful table for these beautiful raspberries! So elegant! So Colleen!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

This card makes me want to do a happy dance!!! Love Marjolien Bastiens art work and love it even more after you've transformed it!! ((hugs)) Rebecca

Jen said...

This is gorgeous! So many beautiful details!

Lori said...

Fabulous! Love how you repurposed that gorgeous image from the greeting card here and gave it your own spin.

Clovey1150 said...

Love your card. I also like seeing how you dress up the inside of the card. I'm always looking for ideas for the inside. The embossing is really nice. I don't think I have seen that embossing folder.

Lisa said...

Mmmmm what a scrumptiously beautiful debut card Colleen! Those raspberries are simply divine and I love all of your lacy touches!

Jessi Fogan said...

Absolutely stunning, Colleen! Awesome upcycling of the old card (love her illustrations!) and the lace tucked inside the envelope is the perfect sweet touch :)

~Tammy~ said...

Stunning with a capital S! Love your take on the sketch! Congrats again!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Beautiful card ! Loved the layering on embossed bg a lot !

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Colleen! Those raspberries look delicious!

Rose said...

beautiful :)

Leslie Miller said...

Way to upcycle, Colleen, and with such a pretty pair of images! You're off to a great start with your new gig. I really like how you punched a tag and added the "sweet" to the image. Also love your extras -- lace, doily, embossed background. All so pretty!

Lee-Anne said...

So impressed with your upcycling, Colleen! Love all the texture...beautifully designed card!

Lori said...

OMGOSH, Colleen! I love how you've interpreted my sketch this week :) Those raspberries look scrumptious! xoxoxo

Shirley said...

A really great example of how to recycle gorgeous images. How very feminine and so creative with the lace and embossed area!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, this is super elegant. How beautiful the embossing is that frames you focal point.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

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