Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Cardabilities Reveal #121

Hello Dear Friends!
It is time once again for the new Sketch Reveal 
Today's reveal is #121and here's the sketch ...

You will have until April 28th to join in our challenge and please be sure to review our rules.
One rule I'd like to mention is:  your entry can be shared with only 3 additional challenges in order for you to qualify for our prize. 

We have the wonderful Dies R Us as our sponsor this challenge.  
And the prize is a $20 gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.


 Here are a few additional photos of my card creation:

There is a list of all product used on this card at the end of my post.
Several of the dies came from the Dies R Us Store.   Please be sure to pop over and check 'em out!

I am LOVING these sketches!
I know I've said it before but I will say it again!
If your mojo is lacking ... just try one of our sketches and you'll be amazed at how quickly your creativity will 'kick into gear' and when you're finished you will have a card creation I'm sure you'll be thrilled with!!!

A couple little helpful hints to share today!
I've used both 'purchased' pattern paper AND 'digital' (printed) pattern paper on today's card.
By modifying the color of my 'digital' paper, I could color coordinate it with my store bought paper.
Digital -  Embossed Yellow/Green Papers - DP-209
The Crafty Secrets Embossed Digital Paper I have used is actually YELLOW but by modifying the color in WORD, I was able to match it almost perfectly with the DCWV 'Coral Couture' store bought pattern paper.

Secondly, notice the 'cupping' of the leaves.
You can achieve this at least 2 different ways that I'm aware of.
1 - on a soft, molding mat, drag your stylus down each petal from the TIP of the leaf inward ... OR
2 - using a flat pair of tweezers, place your tweezers down the center of your leaf then with your thumb and forefinger, squeeze the leaves inward toward each other.
By shaping the leaves just a little, it's amazing how much life and realism it will give your creation.

Challenges to share in:
Craft-Dee Bowz April Challenge - Anything Goes using a Bow
 Crafty Catz Challenge - 2 or more patterned papers

 Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you'll come join in the challenge fun at Cardabilties!
As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Crafty Secrets Embossed Digital Paper, DCWV 'Coral Couture' SU Pear Pizazz cs
Stamps:  Endless Creations, Hero Arts
Ink:  Versafine Onyx, SU Groovy Guava
Dies:  Creative Expressions Sue Wilson 'California Collection' CED1102, 'Italian Collection' CED1503, Finishing Touches 'Petite Vinery' CED1418, X-Cut Leaves 'XC503194', Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Lattice Rectangles' S4-319, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Horizontal Fishtail Banners' DL278
Accessories:  Really Reasonable Ribbon 'Diamond Satin Light Coral' ribbon, Bakers Twine, Old button, Flat tweezers,


Jennifer Scull said...

this is just gorgeous, Darlene! great tip, too, about modifying the color of digital papers. I hadn't thought about that before.

have a great time at the upcoming stamp show! it sounds like a lot of fun!!!! not sure if I can make it, but if I do, I will certainly find you! :)

Jacee said...

Wow, this is so lovely Darlene, I love the colour, your design is so pretty and I love all your detail, gorgeous!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design said...

Oh girl, this is simply gorgeous. I love, love, love orange and this shade of orange is beautiful!! Also love the design!

Patricia St Martin said...

Darlene your card is just stunning, love the colors with your pretty paper. All the elements are just wonderful.
Thought I would stop by and let you know we had some dates open up at Twisted Thursday challenge. You said to let you know and I have a couple other people to let know. They are May 7 and May 14. June 11. July 23. Sept 3,10,17 and Oct 22. So if you would be interested in being a guest designer let me know. Love to add you to the list.
Hugs, Pat/♥

Cindy said...

Very pretty card. Love this color and the sketch/LO. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz.

Joann6274 said...

Oh Darlene!! This card is beautiful! I love the coral color and how amazing that you were able to change the color of the digital paper to match your other paper!! So cool! Love this so much, its such a pretty card!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Wow, Dar! These colors just grab you! Love the way you are altering this pretty paper! Gorgeous card!

Gail said...

Hi Darlene! Long time no write! :) I love this card. And that color is truly wonderful!!! Your ribbon is beautiful and that bow is outstanding. I'm so glad you entered the challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ and I got to leave you a comment this time! Hope all is well and good luck in the drawing! Hugs, Gail

Robin said...

Great card Darlene! Love your colors and design! Hugs