Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Seize The Sketch #25 - a dainty 'Hello'

Hello everyone!  It's time for a new sketch at Seize The Sketch challenge blog, and our hostess is Mona Pendleton.

My card feels very dainty, if I had to describe it in a word.  The delicate font of the sentiment, the light and airy lace, and finely-detailed patterned papers make it seem very feminine, indeed.


Upon writing this blog post, I see that I did not place my sentiment properly, according to the sketch.  Oh well!  Better send the card police after me!


Thanks to the Clearance Rack at Stampin' Up!, I had bought the Everyday Enchantment designer series papers for a song.  The colors in the papers prompted my color scheme.  There were no red pearls in my stash, so I used a red Copic marker to customize a white one.  Super easy to do; just allow enough time to dry before adhering to your project.

 The focal point was created with a few layers of paper flowers (Prima), topped with a Webster's Pages Whimsy heart.


Sure hope you are inspired to join us!  The challenge lasts two weeks, and you can find all the details HERE.
Mind if I share?  I was tickled to find my pirate card from March 2013 featured over at Paper Crafter's Library recently!  You can see the Nautical-themed post HERE.  Thanks to Aliya White, who wrote the article and kindly asked my permission to use the card.

Thanks for your visit today.  =D



Stamps: Heartfelt Greetings - Inspired By Stamping Paper: Everyday Enchantment patterned paper - SU; True Black, kraft - PTI Ink: Frayed Burlap - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: lace Accessories & Tools: pearls; button; floss; paper flowers - Prima; heart Whimsy - Webster's Pages; blue leaf die cut border - K & Co.; red Copic marker


20 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

Your card is just so BEAUTIFUL, Colleen! LOVE the lace, that FAB border, your papers, your colors, and that YUMMY flower!

Leslie Miller said...

As always, I love the sketch as it's so very usable, and your card makes it extra special with all the pretty elements. Thanks for the extra little "trip" today, too. I loved your chalkboard ship card when I first saw it. All of those nautical themed cards are fabulous!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Its soo pretty !

~amy~ said...

That is a dainty card...awesome work.

Hammers said...

Hi Colleen - thanks for your visit, I love your work, great to connect with you. This card is stunning! The flower centre makes me swoon a bit...I loved that you noticed the Linen paper on my card. I live in Manhattan and since we moved to the US, we are head over heels in love with AC...maybe we can do a 'meet you half way' playdate sometime..Cx

Jen said...

Dainty, elegant and very beautiful! Love these patterns and that lovely paper flower!

Tracey McNeely said...

Colleen this is such a pretty card! Love the papers!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely card -- nice shout out too

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, I'm not the card police, Colleen, but I think if you had placed your sediment on the bottom half, it would have made the card bottom heavy. You have a wonderful eye for balance and design the way you interpreted the sketch for this beautiful light and airy feminine delight!! Hugs, Darnell

Jessi Fogan said...

lol, card police! I love this perfectly dainty card - that heart button/piece is gorgeous!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love the lace and that flower.

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous Colleen! Love the beautiful blossom and fancy lace trimming!

Lisa said...

Dainty is right! The lace, those pretty papers and that beautiful resin heart...swoon!! BTW the card police have been alerted, listen for the sirens and make a break for it LOL!!! Have a great day ;)

Katie Melhus said...

A dainty and pretty creation indeed, nice work!!

Lisa Lara said...

AHmazing Colleen.

Marybeth said...

I love this DP you used Colleen! LOL at what Lisa said! This is gorgeous .... the papers make it! It would be perfect if you had put your sentiment in the correct place!!! You know I am kidding!

stampwithsandy said...

So, so pretty, Colleen! Yes, very feminine and lovely, from the lace and the papers to that sweet flower!

nwilliams6 said...

Some of my very favorite paper of all time! Love your flower and the gorgeous details on this Colleen. Hugz!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful lay out Colleen, love the flower & lace with your gorgeous card. I hope you are doing well, it's busy busy here, Shirleyx

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Dainty is the perfect word for this card, Colleen! Love the pretty colors, the lace and that really awesome die cut that you used across the card. So elegant!

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