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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Beate's Weekend Challenge #42

This is my card for Beate's "Weekend Sketch" challenge. It was a lot of fun but it sure took a lot of time for me do make this card. I had a mental block but muddled through it and this is the results.

I used Basic Black, Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst card stock and watercolor paper.

I stamped the background on the Ballet Blue using the very tiny flowers stamp from the Stampin' Up! "Boho Backgrounds" set. I dotted each center with the gel pen. I then stamped the larger flowers stamp on the Bashful Blue and dotted each center too. The flowers on the Always Amethyst piece is the small stamp from the "One of a Kind" set and once again I dotted the centers. I sponged all the edges before I layered them.

The circle piece was done using the Coluzzle. The flower is from the "One of a Kind" set, stamped with Black Staz-on using watercolor paper and then cut out. I colored the flower in using Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst and a blender pen. All the black dots were dotted with white to tone them down and stick with the dotted white theme I seemed to have going here!!!

I used a brad from the "Build a Brad" kit and a piece of Ballet Blue card stock with the same flowers from the Bashful Blue piece. It doesn't show up on here but in person you can see a tiny flower in the center of the brad. I added a triangle corner piece at the bottom right and added a white brad to tie it all together. The top I added a piece of 1/4" white grosgrain ribbon and tied a bow on it. That was pretty much it. It took me all of 3 minutes to describe to you what took me 2 hours to design!!! LOL I had no idea where I was going with this layout when I started and everything I did I didn't like. You should see my recycling basket!!! LOL

SO here you have it. If you have time try this layout and then post it on SplitCoastStampers and give Beate a link to it on her blog. It's fun to play with new sketches when you have time!! I think tonight I will get some sleep instead of staying up so late playing. The time just gets away from me when I'm stamping. Doesn't it always when you're having fun?

Click here for a few other challenges on my blog.

This card was made entirely of Stampin' Up! products except for the large scallop, I used a punch. I did replace the scallop with a circle I cut out using the Coluzzle so I can use the card to demo with. To view more cards/items made entirely of Stampin' Up! products click here.

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Anonymous said...

Wow! I love it, Wanda. I love the shades of blue mixed with white and black! Great card.
Hugs and smiles

Mom said...

It is very pretty. I have been considering making cards for my mother-in-law. You're starting to inspire me...

Diane said...

That's a wonderful card,love all the blues! Great sketch too!

dasimonds said...

Great color combination..
The black really make it pop!
Nice sketch..
Fabulous Card!

Jenn said...

Beautiful card! The black makes the card!