Sunday, 28 February 2010

Saturday Sketch challenge

I enjoyed yesterday's challenge so much that I thought I'd do another. This time it's Saturday Sketch 140 from Stamping 411. I love doing these challenges because the constraints often push me outside my comfort zone. That's a good thing! Here's the card I made:

I found a scrap of this beautiful old paper and tried to create a vintage feel with faded colours, and just the vibrant flowers taking centre stage.

Here's what I used (all Stamping Up):
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie and Certainly Celery.
Ink: Bashful Blue (for sponging) Ballet Blue (for sentiment), Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie (for sponging flower petals).
Stamps: Leaf from With Gratitude (retired), sentiment from Three for You (retired)
Other: Boho Blossoms punch, Scallop circle punch, Scallop border punch, gold brads.

Well that's it for my challenge today.
I have no doubt that life will throw up plenty of challenges in the week ahead!
Better get some sleep so I can be ready for them...
Hope you have a good week. See you soon.



  1. Love the flowers. May have to get the boho blossoms punch. So much to do with it.

  2. Vicky, I love the flower on your card. Great card.
    Priscilla (the other half of stamping in Bedford)

  3. Gorgeous! Love the pop of color on the paler colors - just beautiful! Thanks for playing this week!

  4. HI Vicky,
    wow, spongin the flower petals gives an excellent effect. (I think I've never used this technique) A wonderfull card !


  5. Pretty! I love the contrast of the brighter flowers-it gives them such a pop!

  6. LOVE the flowers...and the did pop off the card! Great job with the Sketch challenge this week!

  7. Love, love, love these colors together. Great job!!

  8. Stunning flower, gorgeous flower!

  9. What a stunning card!!! I love it and those flowers are awesome!!! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Stamping 411 Blog this week!!


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