Tuesday, April 20, 2010

{bonus} Sketch!....

Oh my!  Yes - it's me AGAIN.  I couldn't help myself.  I was inspired to make yet another card for the 2S4Y bonus sketch.  Doesn't that sketch look so fun?  Of course, had to do a flower, since I seem to be obsessed with the Island Floral Bigz die! Here's a look-see at what I made:
The flower reminds me of a dahlia, which I think are just gorgeous flowers!  I used the Extra Large Fancy Flower punch to layer with the large Island Flower, and the center flower is also from the Island Flower Bigz die.  Don't you just want to get it?!  The die will be in the Summer SU! Mini catalog.  For the background I used the Circle Circus stamp set, which I hadn't used in a while, so I'm glad I've revisited it :)  I LOVE all the circle prints - too fun!  And of course the sentiment.  Another stamp set revisited - On a Pedestal is a fave of mine.  It's amazing how going through your stamps can bring back even not-so-old favorites!  Every now and then, it does help jump start my creativity to look at stamp sets I haven't used in a while.  These are all current in the SU catty :)  Here's one last look at that big flower:
I like the Basic Gray/Crushed Curry combo because there's a clean, crisp and modern feel to it.  What do you think?  Here's the recipe for you: 
{Sweet Island Circus Flower}
All supplies Stampin'Up!
*Stamp sets: On a Pedestal, Circle Circus
*Cardstock: Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
*Inks: Crushed Curry Classic Stamp Pad; Crushed Curry and Basic Gray markers
*Accessories: Island Floral Bigz die, Extra Large Fancy Flower punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, corner rounder punch, Crushed Curry polka dot grosgrain ribbon, basic gray corduroy button
Sidenote - It's pouring here in Southern CA!  Maybe that's what inspired me to use the gray ;)

Thanks for stopping in!

Edited to Add:  Thanks to LeAnne for telling me about this week's Curtain Call challenge over at Stacey Shafer's blog.  While it's completely happenstance that I used these colors, they were close enought to the challenge (3 out of 4 colors), that I thought I'd throw my hat in ;)


25 comments:

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Rose, this card is SUPER GORGEOUS!!! I really like your blog, too!

LeAnne said...

Rose, this is so pretty! Your creation is a pretty close match to Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge this week! You can see it here:
http://stampinwithstacey.blogspot.com/2010/04/curtain-call-color-challenge-act-26.html
Nice flower!

Courtney Baker said...

Oh love these colors! Such a cute card!

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is sooooooo amazingly fabulous! phenomenal color combo!! LOVE this!!!

Stacey Schafer said...

Seriously amazing, Rose! LOVE IT:) Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

Danielle said...

The colors on this card are gorgeous!
A very lovely card!

Marisa said...

FABULOUS flower and a great card!! Thanks for playing the Curtain call.

Heather P. said...

*GASP!* This is totally AMAZING!!! Love, love, love what you created with my bonus sketch! :)

Melissa Sauls said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Rose!!! You rock!

Margaret Moody said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Rose! I love too that combined the flower with Circle Circus! Great mix! Thanks for sharing your inspiring creations!

Laura Davis said...

Oh wow stunning!!!! LOVE your work :)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Kathy Martin said...

Wow, what a card! This is just fabulous! I LOVE it! :)

Alex said...

This is a gorgeouse card Rose and that flower is fabulous! Great colors too! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Karen B. said...

Another lovely card and flower. Super colors.

Rochelle said...

This is GREAT!

Rebekah said...

OOhhh I love that colour combo!!and that flower is gorgeous!

Julie said...

Beautiful, Rose! I love this!

~kelly marie~ said...

Gorgeous!! That flower is WOW!

Angela said...

WOW! I see this as a show stopper! what a beautiful card!

dstandard said...

Totally beautiful!

Helen F. said...

Love this sketch and your AWESOME card~such cheery and bright colors!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

LOOOVE it!! Thanks so much for playing the Curtain Call this week! xx

Be(e) said...

oh my, Rosemary, this is breath taking! I love the colors!!!!! And that flower is just the end!!

Sue Kohler said...

simply stunning- I just love your darling flower! thanks for playing along with us this week! :)

Winter said...

Oh My! I LOVE everything about this card! I need those stamps and that die! I just bought those same color fabrics this week so I could make me a new purse! I am in love with that color combo! :)