Thursday, 28 March 2013

CCMC245 Sketch Challenge

Well, I'm sad to say this is my last card as a member of the Thursday Challenge Team at Create with Connie & Mary.  I've had great fun and it was made easy knowing the challenges would always be high quality.  Thanks Connie and Mary for the opportunity!

So my last challenge is a sketch challenge.



For my card, I've used lots of goodies from the Spring Catalog to create a birthday card for my mother.  I have to say that this is my most favorite card I've ever made and it's fitting it's for my mother as she is the one who got me into stamping in the first place!  I always feel I have to do something a little bit special when I make cards for her and my dad.  I hope she'll like this card, cos I sure do!



I colored the flower trim by first smooching them in the inkpad, then painting the uncolored bits with ink and an aquapainter.  I deliberately left a few unpainted spots to add to the shabbiness of the card.  The base is Whisper White and on top of that is a piece of Pool Party Core'dinations cardstock run through the Honeycomb EF and lightly sanded.  The scalloped piece is also Core'dinations cardstock but left unsanded.  The love ticket comes from the Artisan Embellishment Kit and the new Designer Brads finish off the card.

Thanks so much for joining me on my journey with Create with Connie & Mary.  I'll now go back to playing along with the challenges as often as I can.  Head on over there and check out the other fantastic cards from the Challenge Team.

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):

Cardstock:  Whisper White; Pool Party Core'dinations; Primrose Petals Co-ordinations; Old Olive; 2012-14 In Color DSP
Ink:  Primrose Petals
Accessories:  Basic Pearls; Honeycomb EF; Delicate Designs EF; Large Scallops Edgelits; Big Designer Brads; Little Leaves Sizzlet; Itty Bitty Circle Punch; Artisan Embellishment Kit; Paper Doily; Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon; Flower Trim

Cheers
Karren

9 comments:

Christine Blain said...

Karren, you have every reason to be thrilled with this card - it is beautiful! LOVE the pop of colour that the Primrose Petals card and flowers provide.

Deb said...

This is gorgeous!!!! The red just pops against the blue and I love the bouquet of flowers! The texture and all the details just make so stunning! It was so great to work with you on the Create team!

Debbie Henderson said...

I just love the primrose with the pool party. Awesome color combination. It was great having you on the design team with us! Happy Easter!

Connie said...

GORGEOUS card...love the rich Primrose colors with Pool Party and those dyed ribbon flower trim...wow! There are so many elements that I just LOVE on here! I'm sure your mother will love it, too! Thanks SO much for being on the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team, we have enjoyed having you and hope you return soon!

Lisa said...

Beautiful! I love how you incorporated elements from the Artisan Embellishments on this card. This would make a great anniversary or wedding card!

Melissa Davies said...

The textures and layers on this card is just stunning! It belongs in a frame!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Karren - this is absolutely beautiful - your mum is gonna love it! This card is soooo my style and I loved it as soon as I saw it in the gallery. Thanks for leaving me your lovely comments over the few months. I'm so pleased we were on the team together as I know I've found a friend who is so similar to me! Hope you can make it to convention so I get a chance to meet you. xxx

monikastamp said...

Very pretty and I know your mom will love it! I love the flowers the color looks so deep and rich. I have enjoyed being part of the challenge team with you. Happy Stamping!
Monika

cindyleebeedesigns.com said...

Oh my gosh...the Primrose is so vibrant! This has been pinned to my inspiration cards. So lovely!!