Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Paper Blooms Sketch Challenge #1



My dear friend Sandi knew I as unhappy with my card and made some suggestions. Above is the new improved card. I stamped the little flower that was hidden behind the lovely crocheted one twice and fussy cut them out. Yea! SUCH an improvement! THANKS SANDI!






Okay, don't faint or anything. Two posts in one day!?! Well I would have saved this for another day but I wanted to get it in for the very first Challenge over at Paper Blooms. It was a sketch challenge and you know me and sketches. LOL I think my problem is I have a really hard time deviating in ANY way from the sketch which I don't think is exactly the point (yeah I was one of those kids who always obeyed the rules in school). In fact it bugs the heck out of me that the lovely hand crocheted bloom on this card should actually be at the top left corner of the image but it looked stupid there with the stamped flower already on the side of the basket. So there you go. This was also a color challenge using lavender, green and white or cream. Check! The sweet bunny is a Stampin'Up stamp colored with my Prisma pencils using the MCPT and the sentiment circle is a downloadable printable stamp from The Cutting Cafe as is the inside sentiment. I happened to luck out this time and only had to stamp my bunny once (instead of 5 or 6 times) to get a clean image, but with Regina's printable stamps it's always a sure thing. Yea! I'm dying to use more of Leah's gorgeous flowers so I can't wait to see what tomorrow's challenge at Paper Blooms will be. And if you still have some Easter cards to make you can't go wrong with the fun stuff Regina has over at The Cutting Cafe. There's still time!

17 comments:

  1. cute cute cute cute....oh so cute

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  2. Hey Donna! Look at all of your beautiful Easter creations! Wow...that basket is amazing! and this card is stinkin' cute!

    Hugs,

    Jen

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  3. I was hoping you'd have time to play with us this week:) I love your card! That little bunny is just so cute. Can't wait to see what you come up with next week;)

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  4. This turned out fantastic!!! see you are good at sckeches ;-) And Leahs flowers are addicting!!! LOL

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  5. Another fab creation and the crochet flower looks perfect with the sweet image
    Hugs
    Lana x

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  6. Wonderfully swet image, and your bloom looks fabulous! Thanks for playing with us this week! ;)

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  7. lovin this donna! i know i always tell you this,and youre probably getting tired of it lol.. but everything you make is so spectacular! its always so much fun to come check out your blog :)
    thanks so much for joining in our challenge over at PB.. you know i hope to see ya each week :) no pressure :)

    hugs! shelly

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  8. Oh super, super cute, Donna! So glad you played along :D

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  9. This is the cutest card. You do such nice work.

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  10. My gosh, what an adorable bunny! Love it!!

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  11. Absolutely love the cute bow on the previous post; and the adorable dog and lovely flower on this one!!

    Love,
    Smita.

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  12. Whoa! Girlie, this is beautiful! I love the color combo...so soft and sweet! Your coloring skills are awesome too...is there anything you can't do? LOL! HUGS!

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  13. This is very cute. The colors are perfect.

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  14. This is a very pretty card! I love the bunny! Your Prismacoloring is excellent!! I can't wait to see what you do with Copics! And, in answer to your question: YES you can come visit with your Copics and we will just color the night away -- after we take in a couple of shows in Branson. Packed yet?! Thank you for your kind comments and support!

    hugs xoxo

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  15. absolutely perfect, lol. Tweaking is a good thing. Hugs

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  16. Donna, that is adorable! I love the transformation! That Sandi is amazing, isn't she?! The little bunny in the basket is so sweet!

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