Thursday, September 15, 2011

Creative Sketches Challenge Card

Welcome to this week's Creative Sketches Challenge!  This week it's all about flowers and lace, as you can see in the sketch below.  Fun challenge - come play along!  You can view the Creative Sketches blog HERE, and all the instructions to download your challenge card are on the site.

I combined the 2 stamps sets, Nature Walk (saying and bee) and Field Flowers (flower and stem), for my card.  I used the retired designer paper, Botanical Gazette for the background.  I used a barely wet watercolor brush to pick up the color on the large flower image after I stamped it on a piece of Very Vanilla c/s using a Cherry Cobbler IP.  Distressed the edges of the dp with my distress tool and added some Cherry Cobbler brads.  I like how the card turned out; can't wait to see what you come up with!  Thanks for stopping; here's the details on my card:

Stamps: Nature Walk, Field Flowers
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Papers: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Botanical Gazette DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Watercolor Brush, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Brads, Distressing Tool, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Round Tab Punch, Scissors, Sponge, Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool


PocketsOfInspiration said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! Great job Eileen.

Claire Ventre said...

What a beautiful card - and what a great shot (photo)!

Nikki Stalker said...

I love this card. I can feel a CASE coming Beautiful.

Kim said...

WOW, what a gorgeous card Eileen!! I love the embossed vanilla bg.

Debbie Martin said...

WoW! I love this card and all of the layers. What a wonderful job on the flower, okay now I have to get it inked up, you inspired me!

Tiffany Bauer said...

This card is gorgeous!!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #34 with a link back to your blog on 9-18-11. Make sure to stop by my blog to check out all the picks and to pick up your Blog Badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

If you wish to decline please email me at

Take care
Tiffany Bauer

Diane said...

I just love this. Two of my favorites- Field Flowers and Botanical Gazette DSP. Terrific job with the sketch and love the little extra touches. Blessings, Diane

Julie Marshall said...

Beautiful card! The colors are gorgeous and the 'With Love' tag is the perfect addition.