Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Paper Blooms Challenge 3 and 2S4U


WooHoo! another multiple post day. That can only mean I'm running late for a challenge. LOL I find it really tough to recover from a vacation and get back into everyday mode. Still I didn't want to miss this week's challenge at Paper Blooms. Leah challenged us to use the 5 "B's"; blooms, bling, butterflies, brown, and a sentiment that began with "B". I had perfect paper to go with Leah's gorgeous hand crocheted blooms but I was at a bit of a loss for a design. One of my New Year's resolutions was to get comfortable with sketches so I hopped over to 2 Sketches 4 U and lo and behold Laura's sketch 24 did the trick. I'm hardly what you'd call creative with sketches, but I think it turned out alright. I may even get the nerve to post it on the site. LOL

I used my threading water punch and wrapped the strip in plaid and thin gingham ribbon, used my Cuttlebug emboss/die combo for the butterfly, my Nesties and a Melissa Frances rub-on for the sentiment and pink rhinestones for the bling. Voila! Just under the wire for Paper Blooms, and EARLY for 2S4U.

16 comments:

  1. So pretty Donna. I love the paper and the ribbon you chose - looks like they were made for each other.

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  2. Donna this is stunning! You really did an awesome job with the challenge! Thanx for joining us!

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  3. So beautiful Donna! We love having you join us, under the wire or not! Love your take on the sketch too:)

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  4. Oh I'm so glad you got it finished in time to post for us to see!! Hope your vacation was fantastic ;-) this card turned out wonderful!! love the colors and the layout and of course the blooms.

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  5. Donna, I am SO glad you made the time to play along with us this week! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love your blooms and butterfly! Great take on Laura's sketch, too. ;)

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  6. Your choice of papers and ribbon are inspired, just gorgeous
    hugs
    En xx

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  7. WOW!! So pretty! You did awesome on the challenge!! Have a great night!
    Dawn

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  8. This is so cute, Donna! Love the paper ( ;-) ) and the flowers and everything :-)


    Hugs,
    Smita.

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  9. Simply beautiful Donna! I adore your work! thanks for playing!
    Laura

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  10. Beautiful Donna! I love the BG papers you used and you did a fabulous job with that sketch!

    (-: Heidi

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  11. Donna, I think you did an outrageous job on the sketch! Love how you used the ribbon and the blooms look terrific with your paper!

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  12. Donna, I think everything you try is going to come out looking FABULOUS... I love it

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  13. this is a very beautiful card, lovely colors

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