Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Mother's Day

It's time for another fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and this week our hostess is the wonderful Rita Wright.  And here is Rita's amazing sketch:


I love this sketch, but apparently I can't follow it because I've just realised I forgot the extra panel under the bird.  Doh!



If you follow my blog, you may remember a card I posted on the weekend that was inspired by both the Muse challenge and Time Out Challenge.  This is the second card I made inspired by both cards.  Of course, the Muse challenge has closed, but I'm going to enter this as my second entry to Time Out.

I started my card by stamping a striped background stamp down the left side of the card base with Fog ink.  I went over it about 6 times to get good coverage (thank you Misti!).  I then went looking for my pierced square frame dies, only to realise that I don't own them.  So I made do with my pierced square stax dies and cut a frame.  The flower bunch was stamped using Altenew inks - my favorite inks for multi-step stamping.  I then used Press n Seal to hold the bouquet together before adhering to the card.

For the panel across the bottom, I white embossed the sentiment on some vellum and adhered it by putting dots of glue behind the embossing.
                                   



Thanks for visiting.  Be sure to check out the design team's amazing cards!


Products used:

Stamps:  Fresh Cut Florals (WPlus9), Precious Mom (Paper Smooches), Bold Diagonal Striped Background (MFT)
Ink:  Versamark, Dark Chocolate, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Jet Black, Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, Midnight Violet (Altenew), Fog (SSS)
Cardstock:  White, Fog
Dies:  Fresh Cut Florals (WP9), Pierced Square Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  White EP, sequins

Cheers
Karren

16 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

Karren!!! This is just SO gorgeous! It is missing NOTHING at all - perfection in every single detail! Yes. the Wplus9 is still on my list!!!
=]

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful bouquet! The lavender is gorgeous against the gray! Gotta check out those pierced squares now!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous take on the sketch, karren!! love that little bouquet of flowers!!

Petra Swart said...

Love your sweet bouquet and the grey square, Karren!!!! The stamped stripes on the side are lovely!!! Such a beautiful card!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Susanne Vargas said...

This is a fabulous take on Kay's card! Very beautiful from the colors to the layout!

Marlena M. said...

This is LOVELY~the vellum sentiment is a pretty touch & those flowers make me swoon!

Amy O said...

What a gorgeous bouquet! I love the pretty purples against the gray. And I had to laugh about you reaching for a die you don't even own -- I do that sometimes too, forgetting that I've only placed something on my wish list and not an actual order.

Nonni said...

Wonderful second entry! I love the angled stripes and your color palette, these stamps are so pretty too. Great job! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

Cindy Hall said...

Wow, this is so beautifully designed. I love the raised main panel and the frame adds so much to the look of the card and to the flowers. The sprinkling of sequins was a perfect final touch.

Jen Mitchell said...

Ha! How much time did you spend looking for dies that you don't own! Never fear, I have done the same thing. Plus I've looked for something that I'm positive I've owned only to realize that I sold it on eBay! Nice save, though, with the pierced square die! This is gorgeous and a wonderful take on Rita's sketch - even without the missing panel that I'm sure no one noticed was missing. I'm glad to hear you like the Altenew inks. I'm always in the market for more inks - because owning every ink known to man is a personal goal of mine!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

I wouldn't have even thought you'd missed a panel is you didn't say so! Your card is soooooo soft and pretty - I love those colours you've used and that bouquet of flowers is stunning!

Jen Timko said...

Yep, this is amazing!! The colors, the frame, those flowers....every detail is perfect (and whatever about a missing panel....nothing is missing here!!).

Jen Brum said...

This is such a beautiful card Karren! I love the neutral background colours and that frame! Those flowers are so sweet. The pop of colours if fabulous!

Anita in France said...

How gorgeous, Karren ... those soft greys are just lovely behind that sweet posy of beautiful blooms ... simply fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at Time Out! Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

I don't think your card needs an extra panel under the bird...I think it's perfect as it is! Gorgeous color combo, and I love how you layered your blooms and leaves! Simply divine, Karren!!!

Shery said...

Beautiful CASE of Kay's card! Sweet flowers and I love the pop of purple! Thanks for playing at TO :o)