Monday, March 16, 2009

Smile

Yesterday at church I found out that our youth group will be doing a fundraiser and they need donations; I gladly signed up to donate some handmade cards. I guess each donation will be auctioned off at a special dinner. So...this card along with all the others I make between now and then will be going into a special pile for the event.

I played along in this week's mojo Monday sketch challenge which you can see here. I didn't participate last week, so I thought it was the perfect way to get my creative juices flowing. I thought it was a super fun sketch!

I chose to use my Flower Patch pattern paper from Making Memories. I thought it paired nicely with the new "Miracles Blossom" stamp set from Verve. I love coloring the flowers from this set, cutting them out and then popping them up with foam squares. I did the same with the flower pot. The sentiment is from the older "All About You" set that I can't seem to get enough of! The images were stamped with Palette Noir and then colored with Copic and Prismacolor makers. I added some diamond stickles to the tulips for some sparkle.

I thought that this layout was calling for some zig-zag stitches so I added a few of those on the main panel and on the horizontal strips. I already had some pink thread in my machine from a sweater I was repairing, so it worked out perfectly. The sketch called for a rounded bottom, which I did by adding a couple of silk flowers I picked up at Hobby Lobby a week or so ago. I keep pulling them out to add to my designs, but they haven't been the *right touch* until today. Some of the other *touches* to this card are because they are covering crooked or smudged areas! LOL! What is a girl to do? I wasn't about to start over!


All in all, I am pleased with the results and I think it captured the *feel* I was going for; Soft, Springy with a touch of vintage!


Thanks for fluttering by!



Stamps: Miracles Blossom and All About You by Verve Stamps
Ink: Palette Noir, Copic and Prismacolor markers, Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger
Paper: PTI White, Flower Patch by Making Memories
Accessories: Sewing Machine and Thread, Silk Flowers by The Paper Studio, Ribbon from Michael's, Linen thread by SU!, foam squares, buttons from my stash, glue dots, sponge

44 comments:

naveni said...

What a fantastic card, I love the colors.

Alicia said...

I love the stitching a great added touch. Like the country flair to this.

lisa808 said...

Very pretty.

Alice said...

Love it!!! Fabulous!!

Amy said...

So beautiful and springy!

Krista Driessen said...

Gorgeous !

Jennette Warren said...

This is just too cute! TFS!

Priscilla said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the patterned papers you chose, they go so well together. :o)

Brandi Parshley said...

So gorgeous! I love the bit of sparkle on the flowers!

purplestamper316 said...

what a great way to bless the youth group!

joey said...

Hi, this is a stunning card, gorgeous colours and details. Joey.xxx

Steph said...

So pretty, someone will love to receive this card.

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Gorgeous!! love the layers, the colors, the texture... you're inspirational!

Libby Hickson said...

So gorgeous! What a wonderful item for the auction, I'd bid if I were there! :-)

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

this is so beautiful!! love it :)

ChristineCreations said...

I'ts just gorgeous Kelly....all those luscious layers and the stitches, plus the strinking flwoers! Lovely!

Jenny said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Hugs,
Jenny

tracy said...

this is so nice! I have been an admirer of your blog for some time (get the feeds) and often wonder how you take such beautiful pictures of your cards? I just can't get mine to go right! Would be very appreciative of any hints and tips you may have :))
Hope that it raises lots of funds for your youth group!

Kristen Hermanny said...

This is too cute. And, the fact that you are donating your cards for your youth group is wonderful. Great job. I love your colors and images though, a gorgeous card.

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

I love the colors you chose for this sketch!! The elements are perfect!

Amy said...

Aaaack, the papers and those silk flowers--just gorgeous, not to mention your stamped, colored and glittered blooms, wow! You just never cease to amaze me, Kelly!

Wendy said...

Kelly, this is one hot card! Love it!

Valscrap Démo Stampin up ! said...

absolument superbe

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my word! Kelly, this is gorgeous! I love the stitching and sparkles and buttons and flower and gosh....the whole thing! LOL! I'm so excited to have this stamp set on it's way to me AND I have this DP! Love how they look together!

Primitive Seasons said...

Kelly your blog has become one of my new favorites. I just adore your work. I CASED your little matchbox and featured it on my blog with a plug to yours. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Scrap for Joy said...

That's what this card caused me to do-smile!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Your stitching is always such a pretty addition! Love the primas and floral image!

Kathy said...

Beautiful card!! Love your colors and the stitching is fabulous. Good luck at the auction:)Kathy

Robin McK said...

Wow, I love the colouring and the sparkle on that flower! I have ordered that set and I'm still waiting for it! Woo hoo!

Crystal said...

Just beautiful ! Love your combination of papers and colors .

Arlana said...

Love your mojo monday card. That new stamp set is adorable!!!

Nancy Riley said...

AMAZING! ... as always!

Jeannie said...

Very soft and pretty - great card!

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Kelly! Love the papers and colors. Thanks for playing! :)

Brooke S said...

Wowzers! I totally LOVE IT! You totally made it your own. I love all the stitching, and the layers, and the flower, and just about everything.
Hugs
Brooke

cajunchic said...

this card is very pretty!! I think you did a great job.

Anjou Krelovich said...

Just stunning!

Catherine said...

I *loooove* this card and the beautiful spring-y/pastel-y colours you chose!

Debbie Olson said...

Gorgeous colors, and love the sewing and glitter touches too!

Amy said...

Hi again, Kelly! Hey, where you been all week?

BTW, you've been tagged by me...that darn Val from Cal made me do it!

http://inkaboutme.blogspot.com/2009/03/ive-been-tagged-aack.html

Nancy said...

This is so pretty!

Sankari W. said...

OMGoodness your zigzag stitches are just perfect!!! Wow!!! The whole card is just so happy and bright and sweet - love the details on the flower - you always make a fabulous card even more fabulous!!!!

NY Debbie said...

This is stunning..

Niki Estes said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Kelly!