August 16, 2007

Beate's Sketch

So I attempted my first sketch from Beate this past weekend. She posts a weekend sketch to inspire folks, and I felt inspired this past weekend! I feel that I really stepped outside my area in making this card. I don't use bright colors too often, and I'm not a big butterfly fan either, but I really wanted to try using SU's new Purely Pomegranate, and the butterfly image just seemed to go with the Basic Grey PP.

The green CS is embossed with a sparkling EP using a flourish stamp from Autumn Leaves, and the butterfly is paper pieced using some Basic Grey PP. The sentiment is from SU!, as is the ribbon and all the CS. I doodled some swirls on the main image, added some pierced holes, and three button brads from MM.

OH, and I found this amazing contest over at 5 Minutes 4 Mom! They are giving away a 37″ Flat-Panel LCD HDTV courtesy of Best Buy. You only have until the 17th to enter, so go here now, NOW!! All you have to do is leave a comment!

10 comments:

beate said...

Dana, Thanks for visiting my blog and trying out the sketch. Your card came out BEAUTIFUL! Hugs and smiles

Flossie's Follies said...

Wow, this card is beautiful, love that background paper and those butteflies are fantastic.

Julie Campbell said...

Mmmm! That pomegranate looks sweet! I need to get mine out and use it too! You should use brights more often if this is the way they turn out!

Heidi said...

Great Job Dana!! Wow the Purely Pomegranate and the Basic Grey PP are a perfect match!! Love the butterflies too!!

Shadowcatcher said...

For stepping out of your comfort zone, you sure made this card look nice and cozy! A beautiful mix of colors, pattterns and images!

Mary said...

Hey! Is this my birthday card?? *wink wink* I love it!! See? I knew you were moving into rich fall-ish colors, now!

Samm said...

This is really pretty, love the butterflies!!

Samm
x

So Sonya said...

that is so pretty, what a brilliant blog!

Jessica said...

This is beautiful!

Dee said...

beautiful!! I really like the paper piecing on the butterfly