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Friday, May 1, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #97




















Good Morning!!
This week's blogger's challenge is to make a card using this sketch. My variation of this card was inspired by my friend Selene Kempton and a card that she made last fall using the Season of Friendship stamp set which I love. I had bookmarked her card and have been wanting to CASE it.
This card would be great with the Branch Out stamp set too.... The colors are great for spring - perfect plum, pale plum and kiwi kiss. The designer paper is from the specialty pack Rockability and has a great sheen to the stripes.


To add some dimension to the leaves, I used crystal effects. I found that the best way to apply crystal effects to a smaller image such as the leaves is to use a toothpick.



I can't wait to see what everyone else did!

Have a great weekend!

Marilyn

23 comments:

Barb Hardeman said...

Its so lovely Marilyn. Nice restful colors.

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! Love that tree!

StampingSelene said...

i SO hope this one makes the catalog. I didnt like it in the beginning and now i'm hooked. Great colors, perfect choices for this sketch!

Nikki Bond said...

Beautiful card...I so need to pull that set out again! {SMILES}

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Lovely card Marilyn! What a pretty mix of colors for Spring! :D

Connie said...

Wonderful colors! Great job with the sketch!

Robin Merriman said...

You are right, love the colors together!

Margaret R said...

What pretty colors and striped paper! Like Selene, this set "grew" on me until I was sad to put it away at the end of Dec. Hoping for a comback! :) Great card!

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

This is a pretty spring card, gorgeous colours.

:) Marcia P

Lori said...

Beautiful, soothing color combination.

Basement Stamper said...

Great colors this week with the tree!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very Pretty - Such wonderful spring colors. That set really worked well for this sketch challenge.

Kate Cecil said...

Marilyn - I love your choice of colors! The card is perfect for the tree set's and I'll have to try using the crystal effects on my leaves. Thanks for the inspiration.

TangiiCrain said...

Great card, very springy! Have a great week!

A Touch of SOL said...

Hello Blogging Star Sister. Love this card for the sketch challenge. I also see you have a busy schedule coming up. Have a GREAT week!

Nicole said...

WOW, you nailed that challenge, didn't cha?

SUPAH sketch, may have to try that!

Jenna Cotton said...

I love this set sooo much! Great job!

Patrice Pierce said...

Very pretty!

Lorita said...

Marilyn,
Love the challenge These are some of my favorite colors. Now I know where to go for challenges.
Glad we are i the group together
Lorita

Debbie said...

Marilyn - Those colors work so well with that stamp set. And I never thought of crystal effects on the leaves. Nice touch.
Thanks for sharing. Debbie

Tiffany Bauer said...

Great job with the sketch challenge!!! AND I just love this stamp set-hope it makes it into the next catty!!

Susan said...

PRETTY Marilyn!

Chrissy D said...

Very pretty! Love the colors!