Wednesday, June 3, 2009

SCS Sketch Challenge #231

Sorry for the late posting ... I spent half the day over in PA with my dentist office & my mom!! I have placed a couple photos at the end of this posting to show you what Mom & I were up to today.



I haven't been able to do my weekly participation in the SCS Sketch Challenge over the past month or so, but today when I saw the sketch came from Susan (Rainy) Roberts ... I just had to play!! This is THE CARD from which today's sketch is based. HERE is Susan's SCS Gallery and HERE is her blog.






For my card's background panels, I wanted to use the (retired) Stampin' Up Floral background stamp and needed to flip the sketch to do that and this is what I came up with. I used SU Eggplant Envy cardstock & ink. The gold edging was created using a Gold Pilot Marker. For my sentiment panel I used the SU Close As A Memory stamp set images, Perfect Plum & Versafine Black inks & Nestabilities. I used a white Gelly Roll pen to do the dots around the scallop edge of the matted panel. My sheer white ribbon was purchased (at a GREAT price) from a local wholesale house called Flower Factory (Canton, Ohio) and I used my recently purchased BOW EASY (from Sharon Johnson's blog shop) to make this beautiful, perfect bow. I am so pleased with the outcome of this card ... what a great layout!!


Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Hope you had a great day today and an even better one tomorrow!!!

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Here's what Mom & I quickly did before my dentist appointment & the rain this a.m. With this completed, we met up with a friend after my appt. and "did lunch". Fun day!!
(BEFORE & AFTER SHOTS)
This should be gorgeous once they start filling out and flowing!! Don't you think??







6 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! I hope you also share a picture of the flowers when they fill up the area, they're sure to be gorgeous.

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  2. I love using panels on cards - instant pizzazz! I love your colors. They kinda match your flower garden :)

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  3. Darlene your card is beautiful.. so rich with the eggplant floral background. And THANK YOU for the great shout out! :)

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  4. Fabulous card Darlene! I love your take on the sketch challenge! And what a beautiful little garden you created. You will have to show us the 'after' photo too when it all fills in!

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  5. Your card is a stunner, Dar!! I had a hard time with this sketch, but you really nailed it! Love your new flowers!

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  6. Lovely card. The panel effect is awesome. Your garden will be lovely I'm sure. I'm still working on mine, it's an never ending job.
    Pat

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Darlene