Sunday, June 14, 2009

Blinged Out Sketch

Before I left town on Friday, I managed to squeeze in a little crafty time. I came up with this card for the Limelight Sketch and Product Challenge 23. I knew immediately that I'd have no problem with the product challenge--rhinestones--BUT the sketch had me stumped for a while. I think it's because I kept seeing the squares as patterned paper, and I sometimes struggle with using several patterns on one card...it always ends up looking busy.

I finally got inspired when I saw the blue and pink cardstock next to each other on my scrap pile. I threw in some gray, and ta-da! Mission accomplished.
Be sure to check back this evening when I'll announce this week's blog candy winner.

Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper: Bashful Blue, Regal Rose, Basic Gray, PTI white
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Martha Stewart classic butterfly punch, rhinestones (Kaisercraft), Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, dimensionals

30 comments:

Angie Tieman said...

Very pretty! Love the colors you ended up with, and the bling is super fine!

StampinCathy said...

This card is just adorable and love the colors.

~*Joni said...

Just to clarify, all of your work is a Ta-Da moment! I love this layout and the use of the triple boxes. You are right, having lots of DP would have overshadowed the sketch, but this one turned out just perfect with the simple CB'd cs. The bling is perfectly placed too, wonderful job!!! Happy Sunday Annie!

Aimes said...

Gorgeous card, Ann! Those colours are so fresh and modern. An interesting sketch, from a distance I thought it was 3 separate cards (now there's another idea...)Perfect blingin' skill too - not too much, not too little!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

cricketeew said...

HI love this layout! You sure are useing the heck out of that MS butterfly punch !:) More butterflies are flying your way this week! :)

Craft said...

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!

Cassie said...

This is gorgeous, Ann. Love the layout and bling ;D

AUsome mom said...

Fab card Ann! I understand what you mean about using all patterned papers. I love that you matted each of the grey pieces. They really stand out from one another and gives the card such a textured look. Love that bling too!! Great job :)

Belinda said...

So pretty! Love the fun matting and the texture!

Lisa Graves said...

So pretty! I love the colors.

Danni said...

Love this!!

Claire Brennan said...

OOh yes - I love the pink and grey! very pretty!

Nancy L. said...

Your card came out great!

Pat said...

Oh no this one is definitely my favourite! Mmmmm i am so confused, you have so many beautiful cards, i don't know anymore which one to choose ;-)
It looks like three cards but then watching closely i realised it was only one, very well done!
Hugs xx
Pat

Creativika said...

Mmm, a very nice card!! :) I like the butterflies.

Janine said...

Just lovely!!!

JenMarie said...

Love what you did w/the sketch! So pretty!

Michelle Forrest aka transprntbutterfly said...

Super cute Ann!

~amy~ said...

Hey you...great card...can't go wrong with those colors and the butterflies...wowza!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a really neat sketch. How fun that you got your color combo from scraps on your desk. That happens to me all the time. I like all your rhinestones.

KatieTurtle said...

Such a great card! Your style is so incredible, I love everything that you create!

Jacilynn said...

super cute! I love this!

Cindy said...

Beautiful card! Love the colour combination.

Mandy said...

Ann, this is GORGEOUS! I am featuring this today on my blog! :)

Lyn S said...

Great colours and I love those butterflies flitting around the layers!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Gorgeous! The colors are so unexpected together, but I love them!

(-: Heidi

Deanna said...

Gorgeous! Lovin the color combo!

virginia said...

butterflys are wonderful and i love the texture.

Kathi said...

Wow. Those butterflies look ready to fly off the card.

Stamp and Smile said...

Super cute card!! Love those butterflies and sparlkes... :) TFS!!