Tuesday, March 29, 2011

WELL - I really struggled with this one :)

Hi All!

I have been pondering the sketch challenge presented over at Create with Connie and Mary all week.....I don't usually do that to be honest.  It is such a sweet sketch.....and a clean lined sketch....which is where my struggle came in, I guess.  lol!  wanna see it?

See?  I told you it was a sweet, clean lined sketch.  I guess I do piles of stuff better than clean....like my housekeeping - just ask my hubby - HAHA!!!!!  Well - here is what I came up with

I must confess - this is my second card for this challenge.  My original idea of a sympathy sentiment and cut out flowers flanking that with sponging and wrinkly texture in the flowers didn't make the cut.  I looked at it and said - boy that is U.G.L.Y.  If I ever get the courage - I will share that with you...but don;t hold your breath, if you know what I mean.

I do like how this one turned out.  I have a hard time with too much open space....are there any shrinks out there can decifer all of this?  lol!!!  It is all tying together as I type it out :)  hehehehe.......

The designer series paper is from Playdate - love it!  The sentiment, from play on words (??),  was inked up with stampin write markers and stamped onto shimmer white card stock.  I flanked the sentiment with designer label punches - also from playdate.  I adorned that with two tempting turquoise buttons from the brights button collection and chocolate chip thread.


Did I say "chocolate chip thread?"  Yep - but I didn't mean it....I was seeing if you were paying attention to me...lol!  I took two slivers of chocolate chip card stock and threaded them through the buttons and secured it with mini glue dots.  See?

Well....after all of the screaming and stomping on the card that is in the crap pile - I sure could use soem lovin' from all you fellow stampers.....we have all been "there" - right?  lol!  Maybe it is only me .......


Connie said...

Well....I love it! Love the buttons on the Decorative Label punch! Great use of the trio elements! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary!

Deb said...

Well, this is just adorable! I think your card turned out super! I love how you made the buttons part of the three elements! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

I think it turned out GREAT! I do HATE when that happens though and you struggle and struggle and NOTHING you do makes a card look better! Yep...I have more than my share of those in the trash can too! Thanks for playing along this week on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Lisa said...

Your card turned out great. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!