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!!!

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!!
This should be gorgeous once they start filling out and flowing!! Don't you think??


  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.

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

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

  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!

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

  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.


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