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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Brighter days will come soon....

that's my positive thought for today. I'm feeling a little burnt out and it's just Tuesday! So to keep my spirit high and get a little motivated, I made this card.....

Brighter days will come soon


this card was made for two challenges...
1. Be Inspired #44 at the Cuttlebug challenge blog. We were to do a scene card. Now first off I know what you're thinking, where's the scene in my card? Well I wanted to participate but quickly realized that I didn't have any fancy "scene" stamp so I "tried" to make my own. The cloud paper was in my "new paper" stash and used that as a backdrop for my flowers. I also added a butterfly to brighten up the "scene". In the challenge we were to use Sakura pens as well. It's funny cause I didn't know why I'm joining in the challenge when I don't have much Sakura pens either, I only have a white one, but I just LOVE that blog and the challenges that I'm jumping in, even if I'm short of some products.

2. The card was based on the sketch at Get Sketchy blog. A challenge blog that I came across at while browsing through some links. They're new so if you get a chance, play along too. I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I've had. As for my card, I turned the sketch to it's side with the waves going on the bottom. I even took the bonus challenge and used Pattern paper on the card.


I used the Sakura white pen to write my sentiment and also add some pen stitching on the brown pattern paper.


I embossed the black border for some interest and texture, used my swirl cuttlebug embossing folder for the background cardstock and finished it all off with some rhinestones and ribbon.

Thank you for looking.

Till next time,
Grace

10 comments:

Terrie B x said...

Hi Grace,,,
Your card is beautiful I love that ribbon along with those pretty flowers..
`Thanks` for joining in with the CB challenge this week...
terrie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Cindy said...

I just love this 'scene' Grace!

Glad you could join us with this week's Be Inspired!

Cindy
www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

~amy~ said...

Fabbie Happy card...great flowers and love the butterfly! Thanks for joining us over at Get Sketchy!

Angèle said...

I love 'the scene'
The clouds, the flowers, butterfly!
Great job. Thank's for playing with 'Get Sketchy'

Dora said...

Lovely take on the sketch, love your handwriting and the scene you created!
thnx for playing!

Liszha said...

What a happy bright card. Very lovely!
Thanks for giving our sketch a try!
Lisette.

Bree said...

soo fresh and funky.. love it all.

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

your use of color is refreshing! Terrific card!

Laurel said...

What a happy card! Thanks for playing!

Beth said...

Grace gorgeous and such beautiful colors thanks for joining us at CBC
Hugs
Beth
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/