Thursday, September 1, 2011

Good Morning, it's Creative Sketches Thursday :)This week we have a sketch for you to try!

Here is my card I made, with some stamps my mom had sent me for Mother's Day but hadn't touched yet - so sorry Mom! :(

I used a Penny Black "Blooming Pansies" stamp colored in with Tobows, and cut out with a craft knife and popped up on popdots. I used a Spellbinder "Fleur de Lis" shape behind it in Cherry Wine paper with pearls added. I used a Spellbinders "Long Rectangle" to cut out the windows and placed some patterned vellum behind it. The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye and the purple lace and bling are from Prima.

This was and extremely hard card to photograph, and I have no idea why. I had to add some light it, since it has purple in it. The purple color always reads almost black. 
I'm so glad I finally used the stamp my Mom had sent, I felt so bad not using it, but being gone all summer and jumping straight into school when we arrived home, I've had no time. But I'm so glad I did, I love it and coloring it in was a Breeze :)

On a more somber note, please remember my family in your prayers. Today is the 4th anniversary when God took my father home to Heaven. It was so sudden, no one was able to say goodbye. That makes it all harder, especially when I see my Mom struggling without our Dad there. So please hug your loved ones, tell them you love them, life is short, and only God knows our future.


  1. Beautiful card! I love how you cut out the stamped images and layered it with the fleur de lis. I need to try that sketch!

  2. Amanda, I love your card! I almost did the same type of image: the two panels instead of the three. But, I struggled with it. YOur's is beautiful! I love the 'flourish' design behind the potted flowers! beautiful and the potted flowers take center stage!
    Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!

  3. This is such a pretty bouquet of pansies Amanda...lovely feminine and victorian feel to it!

  4. Gorgeous card Amanda! That pot of flowers looks amazing!

  5. Simply stunning! Love the sketch and what you did with it! You use of the pendant as a backdrop to those beautiful flowers is genius!

  6. WOW - what a gorgeous card and your colouring is divine!!! Stunning!!!

  7. What a wonderful card and great take on the sketch. Your coloring and cutting looks amazing!
    Hugs and smiles


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