Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sweet Sunday Take Time

Last night I got about an hour's sleep.  So when I finally decided I wasn't going to be falling back to sleep I decided it was a good time to make a card. 

This card was made using the The Sweetest Thing Sweet Sunday Sketch.  There's a DT call going on there so I'm throwing a card into the ring so to speak. 

Usually if I have a sketch to use the next thing I do is pick a stamp but this time I picked the Bo Bunny paper first and this stamp works great with that paper.  The papers are mostly brown so I used pink to punch it up.  

detail of crystal on stick pin
Lately I've been trying to do things outside of my comfort zone.  This sketch has two large flower elements.  Usually I substitute something else for flowers but I like the flowers you can make with the various die-namic MFT is selling and I'm trying to incorporate flowers.  I used the Royal Roses and am thrilled with the way they turned out.  After I rolled them up I sponged some ink on the edges, it reminds me of tea roses. 

detail of ribbons
There are a couple things that don't show
well in the photograph.  There's a stick pin stuck into the large rose.  Besides the clock charm and twine there's a clear crystal.  Also not showing well are the two ribbons at the bottom of card. 

I'm very happy with the way this card turned out, I wish the photo did it justice.  Oh well....

Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "ALM Take Time"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"; Ranger "Tattered Rose" and "Worn Lipstick"
paper - Bazzill "Tawny Medium" cs; Bo Bunny "Timepiece Collection"  Stampin' Up "Subtles Pattern Pack"
miscellaneous - copics; stick pin; crystal; charm; burlap twine; My Favorite Things "Royal Roses" and "Royal Leaves" die-namics; lace; pearls; ribbon; machine stitching

Here's the challenges:
Sweet Sunday #161 - sketch
Crafts and Me #89 - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel RCC58 - Heavy Metal (charm and pin)
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (gems, free and lace)
City Crafter week 114 - Time After Time
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #15 - Coffee and Cream
the Ribbon Reel #30 - Strawberries and Cream
Simon Says Stamp and Show - a Bit of Brown
Cutie Pie #20 - Stitching
Sugar Creek Hollow #16 - More is Better
the Stamp Man - Time or Travel

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  1. this is so beautiful, lovely colors and details

  2. Sweet creation, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  3. Great card with lots of vintage elements. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  4. Love this card. Very pretty. Thank you for joining us at C,C& C challenge this time.
    Debbie x

  5. Very pretty card, that image is lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week.

  6. Beautiful card, love the papers and your gorgeous flowers, the added pearls are a lovely touch. Great layout and colouring. Thanks so much or joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  7. stunning card, love your coloring of her and you did an awesome job with the sketch.

  8. Sweet colors and image. Lovely details :)

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  9. Какая чудесная открытка! Превосходно!

  10. What STUNNING coloring Chris! GORGEOUS card!

  11. stunning creation thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  12. This is such a pretty creation hun :) Thanks for joining in with the fun at PTW! xxx

  13. Your card is beautiful ,love the flowers and all the pretty papers you used. Sorry your not getting any sleep. Seems to be my problem as well lately. I do the same make a card. And play words with friends , always suprised to see that a friend or two is also awake. Hope you get some rest soon.

  14. This is so pretty! I adore your rolled roses with the pearl center - wow!!

  15. pretty and elegant card!! love your flowers!!
    Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges!!

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  16. adoable images and I love your flowers too..all element on your card mix together to be a beautiful card...good luck with the challenge :)

    I am also joining the challenge on City Crafter Challenge Blog, would you mind to see it on my blog? Many thanks before and happy Saturday :) hugs, Monika

  17. What a lovely card for a young girl
    good luck chris

  18. Just gorgeous - so many gorgeous details! Good luck with the DT call. Thanks so much for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight x

  19. WOW.. What a pretty card. I just love all the details.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  20. Your image works brilliantly with that gorgeous Bo Bunny paper. I love all the clocks. It makes a very beautiful card.
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Stampman this time.
    Hugs Liasx

  21. Gorgeous card, love those paper roses. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

  22. Wow this is a beautiful card I hope you have been getting more sleep since though! Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.

    Amy xx

  23. This is very pretty. Thanks for playing with us at the Stampman this time

  24. This is GORGEOUS Chris! Amazing coloring and I LOVE the rolled flowers! Thanks for playing along with us at The Ribbon Carousel!


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