Monday, January 27, 2014

PSSPARKS January Sketch - Floral Reflections

Wow another super cold day here!  The high is 1 if you can believe that.  We have wind chill advisories, and the kids are home from school - yes even the one in college!  And just got another voice mail alert - no school tomorrow either!   I can't ever remember so many school closings in one season before - EVER!   I wanted to play along with the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge so I snuck off for a little "me" time this morning.   This week is a sketch challenge.  I don't know why but this one sort of scared me.   I almost didn't play at all.   I think it was that split down the middle and dividing my design in half that had me worried.    
After I decided on what set I would use I pulled out all the ink and started stamping and the rest sort of came together on it's own.   I think the little strip of vellum really pulls it all together. 
There is a lesson in there some where... don't doubt yourself, or just have fun maybe? I'm glad I stuck with it because I'm really happy with how it turned out. 
Thanks for stopping by for a look!  I hope you have a beautiful day!  
Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.5 x 6.25"
Stamps:  Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler, Reflections
Pattern Paper:  My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Tangerine 6x6
Card Stock:  SU! Certainly Celery, PTI White, Terracotta Tile, Vellum
Dies:  Paper Smooches Hickory Leaf, Little Inker Designs Stitched Rectangles, Spellbinder Standard Circles, Big Scalloped Circles
Pearls:  Doodlbug
Heart Gem:  Recollections
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tangelo, Love Letter, Peart Tart, Morocco, Cantaloupe, Dandelion, Bamboo Leaves

9 comments:

Lynn Hardy said...

I'm glad you did decide to play - it's beautiful!

Cathy Weber said...

I don't know how many times I can say this...you are so good with Florals! Love the bright colors, the really cute hickory leaf (love that die) and how smart to use vellum as your divider. Matches the sketch, but still lets all the beauty of the flowers shine through.

Marybeth said...

I love the vellum pocket of sorts! Your card kinda goes with our weather .. sunny and just happy ! This is beautiful!
Do you even remember a winter this cold? I think I am going to have to give my aunt in WI a call.

JD/ Jill said...

Yes, It's been record cold where we live too. Yikes...But it's good for one thing...staying indoors and making pretty cards, and you proved that to be true!

~Tammy~ said...

I totally love your take on the sketch. I looked at it and thought nope not for me this go around. You go girl! I loved how it turned out and i especially love the ric rac!

Joyce said...

Wow--it sounds crazy cold there. You should come play with me. It's like spring here already. Tempting??? Ok, so that is a scary sketch, and you totally nailed it. I love your bright pretty colors and that awesome circle focal point.

Lindsey said...

So awesome! I'm so glad you stuck with it, too. Hoping you have lots of warm sweaters, cozy blankets, and rich hot chocolate to help you get through the cold.

Leigh Penner said...

This is lovely!

Kim Heggins said...

Love your take on this sketch...so much fun to see you do different types of cards and this one is fabulous!