Mar 7, 2009

TECC58 - Spring Has Sprung!

I have a confession to make.  I "cheated" on today's sketch for Taylor's Cupcake Friday challenge.  Can anyone figure out what I did?  -  You see I have an extremely difficult time cutting squares evenly and not only that but all the images I tried were either to big or two small for what I wanted to do.  Then I remembered that I had this cool stamp (Magenta) that already had 9 square panels built right into the actual stamp.  So I colored all three panels and then cut them out and mounted them onto a background square of Lovely Lilac cs.  I colored the flowers wit Prisma Colored Pencils and cut out and layered the middle flower only.  I highlighted the flowers with a Yellow and Orange Spica Glitter Pen.
I'm also going to confess that this isn't my favorite card that I've ever done and in fact I'm not even sure I like it much at all but after several hours of working on it and the fact that my fingers are pretty much numb now (due to my Carpal Tunnel issues) I'm going to call it a day and post it anyway.  I hope it brightens your day.
Card Stock: Lovely Lilac - Kiwi Kiss, Designer Paper (DCWV), Whisper White
Stamps: Flower Trio Panel - Magenta, Sentiment from Studio G
Other: Nestabilies Tag Die, Flower (Hero Arts), Dew Drops, Ribbon (source unknown)
Inks: Palette Noir Black, Prisma Color Pencils

7 comments:

Kathryn said...

So VERY BEAUTIFUL - Love your card -- Love that stamped image -- so pretty! ;)

Michelle said...

I think your card is gorgeous! I love the way you interpreted the sketch.

Elena said...

T don't think you "cheated" at all! I think it is very creative! Really!
I love this card! Buy know what you feel... I am glad that you posted this card, Ida! This card is an inspiration! And you did fabulous on this sketch!

Caryl P said...

I absolutely LOVE how you 'cheated' and think this card is beautiful!

Basement Stamper said...

Very cute and I think this works just perfectly with the sketch!!! Those stamps are cool.

Maria said...

Hi Ida! I love your card! I don't know why you wouldn't. . .I think it's beautiful. The colors, your coloring, everything about it is beautiful!

Love what you did with the sketch. . .very fast and creative way to create those squares!!

Maria

itsabrt said...

Your take on this sketch is astounding! BR-T