Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Paper Sweeties August Sketch Challenge

I hope you are having a good day.  I can't believe it's August already.  It seems like summer is already winding down.  My daughter has already ordered her books for her next term at college, and I just paid my son's registration fee for the upcoming school year.  I can't believe he goes back on the 13th!!  Pretty soon it will be just me and the dog again!

Paper Sweeties is celebrating their 1 year birthday this month and Debbie has all sorts of festivities planned.  You'll want to stop by on Saturday and get more details as well as join us for a extra special blog hop!  If you are a fan of Paper Sweeties you need to check out the sketch challenge featured on the Paper Sweeties Blog.  There is a new challenge every month so you get lots of time to play - and YES!! there are prizes to be had!

Here's the sketch for August.  Remember that the shapes can represent anything you like - a circle does not have to be a circle.  I replaced the three circles with some buttons and a pretty layered butterfly.  Yes I guess I am still in my "orange phase".  I'm not ready to let go of summer just yet !  I used a border punch for the scalloped edge, and stamped the sentiment directly on the patterned paper.  I added some trims - the crochet lace, button twine, and layered accents to add some texture and dimension.   I thought it would be fun to mix up the colors a little and added a touch of pink under the butterfly.  It seemed to pop more than ivory or yellow (yes I did try all three! - sometimes that's just how it goes!)
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your summer and make it last as long as you can!!

Supplies Used: Finished Size  4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps: Paper Sweeties "So Sweet of You" Stamp Set
Pattern Paper:  The Sweetest Thing 6x6 Pad - My Minds Eye
Card Stock:  SU! Tangerine Tango, Pink Pirouette, PTI Vintage Cream
Dies:  Spellbinder Floral Doily Motifs, Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterfly Small #2
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Border Punch Double Embossed Dotted Lace EK Success
Ribbon: Ivory Button Twine, 3/4" Crochet Trim Natural May Arts


Petti said...

this is very pretty card! love all the embellishments!

Pauline said...

Another beauty Jeanne!

~Tammy~ said...

So wonderfully colorful! A summertime beauty!

Kim Heggins said...

Jeanne, you are just amazing! One fabby card after another, this is just beautiful.

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, so pretty, Jeanne! Really love this warm palette, and all your textural trims are delish!

Karen Davis said...

Your card is so luscious and beautiful Jeanne. Such a lovely colour combination.