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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Summer Sketch

It has been a very busy week, and unfortunately, I haven't been able to play in my paper spa. Today, I decded I wanted to complete a couple challenges before the deadline - fastly approaching!! I haven't played with my Sugar Nellie stamps for awhile either, so decided to color one up. My Sweet Sugar Nellie has dumped her flower basket at your feet - aren't these GORGEOUS blossoms? I love these flowers that I recently got from Wild Orchid Craft. This was my first chance to open them up and use them - and what better way than to use them in a 365 Card Challenge. This card satisfies the challenge for Day 159 All of this past week on the 365 Card Blog they have been challenging us to use a recipe supplied - and they have added to it or changed the original recipe in some way. I LOVE using Card recipes - it is nearly a no-brainer for me. But today was a bit of a challenge. The recipe started out with a 5X5 card (I would rather use 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 just because there is less 'waste' - but I did a 5x5). Then we were to use TWO 3x3 pieces of patterned paper - well, had to go through my stash of DSP to see if I had anything that would fit the color scheme I had already chosen. We were to use one sentiment - where oh WHERE was I going to fit that on there? One Image - that was already a done deal - I love this little Sugar Nellie. TWO buttons - this was a MAJOR challenge for me and 4 blossoms - I could have used more of those. But trying to figure out where those buttons would fit into my scheme - and the fact that I wanted to use these particular buttons because they are colored clear and from Basic Grey's Marakesh line from how long ago? And I only had one of each color. I laid it all out first and when I got it the way I thought was decent, I went back and glued it all down. I like the way it turned out - but thinking I am more of a blossom girl than a button girl!! This card was also for the Week 17 Sugar Nellie Challenge over at Paper Craft Planet.

More to come - stay tuned!!

~Paula~

4 comments:

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Paula, love the cute image and the blossoms are fabulous. Good luck with the challenge. Debs xx

Paula said...

Well done with the recipe - love the way you've used the buttons, they really work so well there. She's a lovely image I agree.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Pam said...

Hey Paula - great to have you playing along this week! Those are some gorgeous blossoms on your card, well done on the recipe :)

xxxtglxxx said...

awww, gorgeous card, absolutely adorable! :)

I love the flowers and your colouring is so lovely
Well done, and good luck! :) xxalisonxx