Saturday, 6 April 2013

A splash of Spring

Wahoo, the sun shone for all of a couple of hours yesterday - and, with Spring, in mind I made this:
It's for the current challenge over at Seize the Birthday, a feminine card this week following this sketch:
One of the trickiest sketches I've ever followed 'cos sketches are new to me, but it was fun working out the elements and colours :)

I used:

- A5 white card stock

- backing paper from a pack called 'Emma's Garden' by Jennifer Ellory, which came free with Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

- pink card from the snippets folder for the scallop (used my Woodware scallop blade again) and for the scalloped Nesties circle behind the pale green Craftwork Cards sentiment

- blue card for the plain scalloped oval and strip of card across the card (belly band as Elizabeth calls it)

- lemony-yellow card for the scalloped oval and the banner strip, which was embossed using Cuttlebug's 'Birds and Swirls' folder

- the green leaf sprig was enclosed with some other complimentary ready cut dies with a recent order from Dies to Die For - such a sweet touch by Tracy

- the flower was stamped onto the pink card using a stamp from SU's 'Secret Garden' set and 'Melon Mambo' ink pad and die cut with the matching SU die - then just gently curled and popped on with a sticky pad

Remember, the Snippets Playground closes at noon today - and re-opens at midnight UK time.

Di
x

13 comments:

  1. I got some of that paper too. Very pwetty.
    Or seven more parrot cover ups!!!!!
    Hugs Mrs A.

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  2. Wauuu
    so lovely, love the papers, and colours are fab,
    have a nice weekend
    Hugs Tamara

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  3. A very pretty card, Di. I've just started working with sketches too - mainly for scrapping - and find some really challenging, as you have done with this one ... but you've interpreted it perfectly. The flower/leaf motif on the topper is perfect with the patterned paper and I like the embossed pennant. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  4. I love sketches Di, use them all the time. This is a really pretty Spring card. There's a sketch over at PBSC for April, have a go at that one too! Talking of PBSC, you won there for April in case you didn't see it!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  5. A lovely spring card - I like using sketches when I need a bit of inspiration!
    Kath x

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  6. Lovely card...That background patterned paper is so pretty!

    I will have to check out the sketches...sometimes my mojo is asleep and a sketch would sure come in handy!

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  7. Nice and bright card Di we had a lovely sping day today hope you had the same xx

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  8. You are going to have to tell her she has to change her name as I keep thinking I have commented already?

    Fabulous card, love the image and the sketch, nice size of card too.
    Have to say that at first I could not make head or tail of some sketches but I do have a few fav's that I like to follow, some I can;t make out at all but they are handy at times.
    Have to say.. no such thing as free papers.

    Kath xx

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  9. A beautiful Spring card Di, with stunning papers.
    A brilliant take on the sketch.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  10. Very pretty indeedy! Love those colours and papers.
    xx

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  11. Beautiful backing paper and a gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.
    Lynn

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  12. Beautiful Spring card. Love all the colors in your paper..pretty. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Seize the Birthday.

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