Friday, May 16, 2008

Putsy Challenge Card

Here's my take on Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. It was another card that evolved with a lot of trying this and trying that to accomplish the look I wanted. In the end, I think I might have reversed the flowers or at the very least, tried it! The card is mostly layered paper, easy with the perfectly coordinated Boom-Di-Ada paper packet. The flowers were stamped on Buttercup cardstock and cut out. I inked the edges with Barn Red and curled the petals a bit for added dimension. I also added a Circle Window Charm to the center of the large flower and used Garden Green brads as centers for the small ones.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Autumn Terracotta, and Buttercup cardstock; Boom-Di-Ada paper packet; Olive, Barn Red, Buttercup, and Bamboo ink pads; Cottage Floral and Follow Your Dreams stamp sets; Garden Green brads; Circle Window Charms; Sponge dauber.

It didn't take little Bjorn long to fall asleep once his movie was over. Grandpa rubbed his cheek for a couple minutes, and he was out. Just like I did with my boys, I always make one last stop in their bedroom, before turning in myself, just to watch them sleep for a few moments. Mathias' hands, when he sleeps, are positioned just like his daddy's were when he slept at the same age 27 years ago. I have no photographs of my sleeping children but rather a clear picture etched in my mind. I'm glad I made those nightly stops now. I am happy, too, to have more little boys with whom to create memories. For tonight, I think I'll do like the rest of my household and go to bed. It will be playtime in the morning, so I'd best have some energy! Later!!


Jeanne said...

Love those papers! I'm going to have to try that technique of inking the petals of the flowers and slightly curling them up.

Great card! Hope you have a wonderful windless weekend. We are supposed to hit the mid 80s by tomorrow. First it's cold then hot, then cool, then warm...springtime in the Rockies is always an adventure! :o)

beate said...

Kathi, your card looks fantastic! Love the paper and the flowers.
Thanks for playing! Have a great week. Hugs and smiles