Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Paper Blooms Sketch Challenge

This week's Paper Blooms challenge is a sketch designed by the lovely and talented Leah. I struggled with this one for some reason--too detailed for my CAS brain, maybe?

I do love the American Crafts paper I used, though. I made my circle with vellum so it wouldn't hide that yummy polka-dotty goodness. And check out those blooms! I topped each with a pearl, then finished it all off with a bit of ribbon.

Wanna play along? Just add a link your creation on the Paper Blooms blog. You do NOT need to own any Paper Blooms to participate, although if you have some, we'd love to see 'em! Can't wait to see all the fabulous creations!

Stamps: A Little Birthday Cheer (SU)
Paper: PTI white, American Crafts dp, vellum
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: crocheted flowers (Paper Blooms), Nestabilities circles, ribbon (Michaels), pearls (Kaisercraft)

52 comments:

StampinCathy said...

This is so cute.

Gabby said...

Once again ANOTHER gorgeous creation! You rock the CAS cards woman!!! Your style is so fresh!

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Cool and elegant and makes me hungry for honeydew melon. The sweet blooms remind me of knit gloves my mom used to insist we wear on Sundays when going downtown or going to church.

Thanks for sharing the inspiration. - Jean

Pat said...

I love the crochet flowers,they are gorgeous!
Love the colours on the card. I don't know how you do it but for me i have to fill every space on a card and yet yours are just the right amount and they look beautiful.
Hugs xx
Pat

Vanessa said...

Beautiful!!

xiumaiyuki said...

Fabulous card!!! Love that polka dots AC pp along with all the red and white! Such a bright and happy blue!

Angie Tieman said...

Oooooh, this is fantabulous!! I love the colors and how you kept it CAS! The vellum circle is genius and the ribbon is the bomb!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

I love this card! Especially the ribbon detail. I've been meaning to try this on one of my cards and you gave me a nice reminder!!

jacque4u2c said...

GURL!!!!! This is stunning! I love the use of the vellum as the moon shape piece - just brillant! This is so soft and inviting! i luv it!

Cassie said...

Wow, Ann, you made it a CAS even though I wasn't sure it was possible. How do you do that?! I so love your style ;D

AUsome mom said...

Ann, I love everything about this!! The colors are too FAB, the ribbon is just incredible, the vellum....ALL OF IT! Love it!
And the sentiment just sets it all off. Great job!

LeAnne said...

Oh, this is is yummy! I like the colors--and I love your blog header colors too!

Heather P. said...

This is fabulous, Ann! Love the vellum overlay! :)

Lauren said...

Very cute! I love the CAS layout.

Leah said...

I love your card Ann, especially that vellum circle!

~amy~ said...

♥♥sweet♥♥ Gotta love that polka dot paper!!!

JenMarie said...

Oh this is beautiful!

cricketeew said...

Hi I love the color combo- Diffrent but it works!

whoistracy said...

I love the colors you used on this!! Those big polka dots are wonderful.

Anjou Krelovich said...

Wonderful! Those colors are awesome!

Cindy Haffner said...

Gorgeous!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh these colors are SOOOO CUTE together! SUPER PRETTY card!

Jennie said...

This turned out great! Love the colors and the way your kept it CAS!

Emily Kincke said...

I do so love the American Crafts paper as well. Great card!

sarahw said...

What a great card! I love the layout and the details. :)

Martha said...

oh its so cute!

Jackie said...

Great card Ann! Maybe I can incorporate this sketch with my DT work this weekend! I'll give it a try....tfs & look for my post early Saturday morning!!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Ann this is just beautiful, I loooove your cards :) ♥

Jeannie said...

Fun colors and a great card!
Hope you're feeling better soon!

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Aimes said...

Bright, Fab and Funky! I love it! Certainly doesn't look like you struggled with this one! Loving the colours and that vellum is a clever trick for adding not covering your lovely dp! Must dig mine out sometime soon...
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Deanna said...

Love this Ann, fantastic color combo!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this Anne!!! That polka dot paper is DELISH and your design is PERFECTION!!!

Elena said...

The layout is so pretty! Love the vellum and pleated ribbon!

Kristen Hermanny said...

This is a really neat card. I love your elements with the vellum and ribbon. That sentiment is nice too. Great choice of paper.

LORi said...

Spectacular Ann!!!!

Allison said...

Love today's creation...that vellum circle is brill!

Ann Kranitz said...

Love your ribbon treatment!

Julia Aston said...

Love the colors on this and your vellum circle is super! those crocheted flowers are wonderful!

Niki Estes said...

Oh, I love this! Beautiful colors, design, and love the crocheted flowers!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oooh I love how you used that vellum! Such a great effect! Fab card!

(-: Heidi

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the colors!

Hugs,
Melissa

Becky said...

This is gorgeous, I just love this.

Michelle said...

another wonderful card from you ann! TFS! this is gorgeous..

Sparkly Pink Star said...

Wow! I love the colors, this card is awesome!

Kristin said...

Fabulous color combination! You have a solid handle on these CAS cards- love your style!

Lyn S said...

Lovely colour combo....and those blooms are just gorgeous Ann!

Stamp and Smile said...

Look at those blooms! I need to get me some of them girl... you enabler!! :) Your CAS brain is working very well in creating this yummy card!! :)

Lisa Graves said...

So cute!!!

virginia said...

Wow so pretty and elegant

Becky Carafa said...

Very cool! Love the vellum and colors!

Nancy L. said...

so cute!

Belinda said...

Love the vellum with the colors! Very cool!