Thursday, January 24, 2013

Retro Sketches #47 Happy Birthday

First a funny picture - I was cleaning up the last remains of Christmas - our sweet little gingerbread houses -  when I saw this!!  I can only imagine our new dog has been standing on the back of the couch to get to these peppermint sticks and gumdrops! Looks like she's been sneaking licks - that little stinker!  And can you believe I never caught her in the act?  She's about 90 pounds now so it's a wonder she was able to restrain herself and not just take a big bite! 
I had some extra time last night so I thought I'd play along with the Retro Sketches Challenge.  This has become one of my favorite sites lately.  I like the DT examples and the sketches are easy to take in any direction - C&S or fussy.  Their design this week is perfect for a C&S card.   I thought I'd make one a little fussier and get some coloring practice in at the same time.  No dies used on this card either - and hey look - no bow???   I colored up some pretty flowers from Clearly Besotted, fussy cut them  and layered a few of them for a little extra pop.  I embossed the background and added a little white chalk ink to show off the diamond detail that reminds me of a garden.  The green is a nice pop of color for me since it's winter here in the Midwest.       
 And here is my finished card
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! 

Big Hugs!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5" x 7"
Stamps:  Clearly Besotted Happy Everything
Card Stock Stampin Up Certainly Celery, Papertrey Ink:  Melon Berry, Vintage Cream
Ink:  Momento Rich Cocoa, Copic Markers, Versamagic Cloud White Versafine Onyx Black
Buttons:  Papertrey Ink
Ribbon:  7/8" Peach Gingham
Embossing Plate:  Sizzix/Stampin Up Harlequin


Marybeth said...

Simply stunning Jeanne! This is beautiful elegant and colored to perfection! Just gorgeous! YEP I LOVE IT!
That is too sweet about stinker…..

Joyce said...

OMG--Jeanne--you rocked the CAS look. Your flowers and coloring are just gorgeous. Where's the bow!! Remember that old lady in the Wendy's commercials "Where's the beef"?

Deborah Frings said...

A fabulous card - love the pretty flowers and the detail in the background. But no bow!!

I have to admit your dog story really made me smile!!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous Jeanne! I love those pretty flowers, and the subtle embossing, a beautiful card!

Christina said...

Just gorgeous, Jeanne! I'm loving this green and coral combo and the clean design. Had a great laugh at your dog's slow but steady progress on the candy canes and gumdrops-what a smart girl! My pup would never be able to show that kind of restraint. :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my! This is oh, so pretty, Jeanne! LOVE that spring color palette, and the way you've sanded just the edges of the cardstock really pulls your eye into that floral focal point! Just beautiful!