Monday, October 19, 2009

Sometimes…

Special Moments_Oct 2009

… I make a card I don’t like initially, and then, for whatever reason, it grows on me. Such is the case with this card, which is my take on Unscripted Sketches #27. As for what I didn’t like, I don’t know what it was. Perhaps I thought the flower was too cutesy for the rather sophisticated patterned paper. I dunno. It looks fine to me today. I colored my flower with markers, using Garden Green, Holiday Red, and Cranberry.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Black cardstock; Studio 45 Communiqué Collection Society Page; Black, Bamboo, and Brown Bag ink pads; Hero Arts Special Moments Cling stamp; CTMH Thank You set and retired Speckled Background stamp; Grosgrain ribbon from Wal-Mart; Black Bigger Brads and mini brads; Sponge dauber; 3M foam mounting tape.

It’s been a quiet Monday, and I’m looking forward to it staying that way. I hope yours has been a good day, too. With that, I’m off to have a bite to eat and then, see if I’ve got any mojo. You’ll find out tomorrow! Until then, take care!

16 comments:

Sharli said...

I think it's wonderful! I love the colors (of course!) and the way you can "almost" read the background paper (am I the only one that tries?)
and the rose is gorgeous! The shading on the focal image is excellent, too! It's a GREAT card!

hugs!

Laurel said...

Very pretty Kathi!

Barb said...

Such a beautiful card, Kathi! Great coloring skills.

Alanna said...

Well, right off the bat, I think it's absolutely gorgeous.

Have a great day tomorrow.

Sylvia said...

I think that the card is elegant.

Leslie said...

I really like that flower. Something about the way the leaves are on the stem. I just like it. Time for bed. These 12 hour days are giving me no time to play.

Sarah said...

That flower is rather stunning Kathi and it draws the eye! Beautiful take on this weeks sketch at Unscripted!!
Glad you are having a quiet evening..they are the best kind.

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card! I love the pop of red!

Jeanne said...

I think it's gorgeous from the get-go. Your coloring is awesome!

Iona said...

Kathi I love this card. Reminds me of an outfit I had when I was in school. My mom made me a black and white checkered/houndstooth jumber and I wore a red shirt with it...then the jumper became a shirt later because of the length hehe. LOVE the flower on it so well colored. WAY TO GO!!

{{{hugs}}}

Kelly said...

Kathi, beautiful card this week! The red really pops on the card! thanks for playing along again with US!

Carolyn Christie said...

Very pretty!! Love the colors!

Dawn said...

Oh I love your color choices and that paper is to die for.Thanks for playing along with US this week.

mE said...

Ok Kathi, dear.

I LOVE your cards...

BUT

This one

well

This one TAKES the cake. It really caught my eye tonight while perusing your blog. I love the color combo and the layout and the texture.

Hugs to you!

Erin

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So beautiful! Your rose is gorgeous, I love the colors and papers you used :)

Steph said...

I think your card is fabulous! Thanks for joining us for this weeks US sketch challenge!