Friday, February 8, 2013

A Sweet Little "Twofer"...

I haven't participated in any challenges since before Christmas, so it felt good that I could actually participate in a couple current challenges this week, and even better, that I could combine both challenges in one card.  The first is Lenet's  "Happy Birthday in Pink and Blue" challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room , and the second is the weekly sketch over at Mojo Monday . The perfect way to end the week!

I was able to get some good use from my new printer with the background patterned paper used on this card.  It began as the aqua paper from Karen's  Lattice Collection at The Graphics Fairy.  I did a little recoloring in Photoshop Elements to make it less aqua and more blue, and to darken it a bit to fit with the colors in the challenge. After a little bit of tinkering, I got just the color I was going for, along with reducing the size of the pattern to better fit the size of the card. I turned the sketch on it's side to fit on this portrait-orientation card...




Here are the challenge photos I was working from for this card (direct links are up above):

  


After turning the sketch, I substituted the scalloped oval with the floral cluster...gotta have a floral cluster to be a Korner card, right? :)  You can see why it was impossible for me to ignore that inspiration photo...right up my alley with that cluster of roses! 




Supplies:
Patterned papers:  The Graphics Fairy (digital paper);  Echo Park Be Mine collection (pink pattern)
Cuttlebug Textile Texture Embossing folder         EK Success Dotted Scallop edge punch
My Favorite Things Royal Leaves die         Lace:  TheFunkieJunkie.com      
Pearls:  Recollections         Mini paper rose:  Wild Orchid Crafts  
Miscellaneous:  craft store fabric flowers and stamen;  handcrafted pearl wire spiral;  pink ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit.  I can't believe it's Friday already...another week has flown by way too fast. Have a great weekend!




9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, I love that colour combo :)

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  2. Oh this is so beautiful.. love all the flowers and pearls!

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  3. Dear Kathy, so beautiful, I love what/how you create cards, warm regards, Tanja.

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  4. Wow! This is simply stunning! Love the shabby touches, textures and softness. A gorgeous creation.

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  5. Just Beautiful Kathy......stunning! I would call your cards "Mini works of Art"!! Thanks for sharing you gorgeous creation with us in the Tea Room!

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  6. Gorgeous! Love the paper, design, and sweet cluster of flowers for this stunning card!

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  7. Cathy your card is stunning! The colors are gorgeous and it's just full of delicious details! Thanks for sharing with us at The Tea Room!

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  8. Kathy ... I am speechless! This is beyond stunning ... I don't have enough beautiful words to share with you how much I adore this card! Bravo :)

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  9. This is just gorgeous, kathy. Congrats on your win at The Shabby Tea Room for this delightful card. I'd love to have you share your sweet cards in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday - Always Anything Goes. Your beautifully crafted cards would be such a tremendous blessing to have shared in our weekly challenges.
    Blessings to you,
    Karen L, Blog Owner
    Word Art Wednesday
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

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