Thursday, August 7, 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Katharina Sketch #8

I have a mountain of cards to make for one occasion or another and for the last few days little to no incentive to make anything. Anyway I had a sudden brainwave of inspiration in the shower and am back with a bang. At least I hope. My lovely friend Renee has recently bought some Magnolia stamps and was kind enough to stamp me some images. I am so in love with these images they are the best and I so have to get me some of these stamps. Anyway the first thing I wanted to do with my new found inspiration was make a card using one of Renee's images so I decided to use one to make a thinking of you card for my Auntie who recently had an accident involving her big toe and a large cupboard. I chose to do a challenge using a Katharina sketch over on Papertake Weekly The original sketch was square so as in recent Nic fashion I made a 4.2 X 5.5 card instead. But I am really happy with the outcome. I almost didn't want to mail it but I am happy to say it is safely in the mailbox and on it's way to Wales.

The cardstock is river rock, groovy guava, wild wasabi, soft sky and white. The DP is from a little 6 x 6 stack from K & Company. I've had it for ages and was only brave enough to use it for the first time today. I used a new cuttlebug folder (bought Monday) on the large piece of groovy guava. I got to play with the new scallop punch on the wild wasabi too (it's very cool). The scallop circle punch was also used and the sentiment came from a little dollar set I got from Michael's. The ribbon is double stitched soft sky. I also used a couple of flower punches to make the little flower in the corner, finished with a white metal dot from Colorbok. The image is mounted on dimensionals to make her stand out a little although the picture does not show it so well. I think I will also enter it under splitcoast stampers color challenge 178 as it has the In colors that are retiring in it.

Thanks for looking.



My Little Space said...

lovely card, papers and colours look fab.


AngelRenee said...

Nic... I love this card. You did an super Awesome job on it. Love how you colored in Tilda. Thanks for the pats you are too sweet.


All Pink girl said...

Wow gorgeous card ,great take on the sketch ,
thanks for joining in the challenge ,Dawnxx

Barb said...

What a beauty, colors, layout & of course Tilda - super in my opinion.

Smiles, Barb

Sonya said...

I love the Magnolia stamps too..they are so adorable. I just love your card:)

Gabby said...

Love it Nic! Those Magnolia stamps sure are the cutest thing!!!

steph said...

Great card! Lovely image and colours! Thanks for joining us for the challenge! x

AngelRenee said...

I left you an award on my blog because your work inspires me. Hope you can come and pick it up.

Hugs Renee