Monday, March 5, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday # 143, CIC # 47 & TPE 138

Hello Friends! Yesterday, I had the wonderful pleasure of crafting. It used to be I could find time to craft pretty much every day ... but because of some recent and wonderful changes in our family, my crafting time has become unpredictable, sporatic and cherished.

I made three cards for three different challenges yesterday, and (sigh) it was great. This one is for Sweet Sketch Wednesday. A big Thank You goes out to the gals at Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog for reverting back to the old challenge rules. Thank You! This card qualifies for Clear Dollar Stamps' Clearly Inspired Challenge #47, which is one of my fav's : Anything Goes. And also for The Pink Elephant #138, challenge "Lets see those layers" -- at least 3 layers, and at my count, this card has a whopping 7!

I am particually happy with my coloring here, it kind of suprised me how it turned out! I was trying to emulate one of the flowers on the BG Picadilly dp, and even though the colors didnt turn out as I pictured in my mind, I am happy with it all the same.

Card Details:
Stamps: CDS Dahlia
Paper: CDS Bubblegum, BG Dahlia, Buttercream CS
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Tools/Accessories: Black self-adhesive pearls

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and I so grately appreciate your lovely comments!


mulberry station said...

Hi Christi, It is so nice to have you back. I love that great big lush flower. It is beautiful and especially with those gorgeous papers. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

sweetbloominscraps said...

Hello Christi, Your card is stunning! I love dahlia being from the NW. There are so many varieties to grow and enjoy! Your card definitely shows off all those lovely petals!

Cassie said...

Beautiful coloring, Christi! I'm so happy for you that you got a chance to do some coloring :D

Jeannie said...

Gorgeous coloring Christi! This is absolutely a stunner! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Patti P. said...

This is so elegant and you should be proud of this beautiful card. I love your bg paper and that huge flower is gorgeous. So happy you had time to play with us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Patti SSW/DT

Genevieve said...

Great to have you back Christi! Gorgeous card & scrumptious flower!! Thanks so much for joining us @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve DT

Arlana said...

Oh love that gorgeous flower. Have a sweet day! Arlana@SSW!!!

Kathie said...

Hi Christi, Welcome Back....Your card is stunning I just love this image of your Dahlia, they grow a little like weeds here in New Zealand, they are so pretty, stunning colours and amazing sizes. I just love your design paper very very pretty. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT