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.

Vicky

9 comments:

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

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

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

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

    Kerstin

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

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

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

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  8. Stunning flower, gorgeous flower!

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  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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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x