Monday, May 21, 2012

retro-sketch #12



We will be enjoying a nothing-but-blue-skies-beautiful day off today - it's a Canadian holiday honoring Queen Victoria - but I thought I would pop in before anyone wakes up with a card I made over the weekend...

Here's another great sketch from the retro-sketches challenge blog:


and here is my take on it:

 I started out with a kraft cardstock base, and added a mat stamped with Wplus9's knit background (in autumn rose ink).



For the focal mat, I stamped the greeting first (from Paper Smooches' "pretty momma" set) and then stamped florals (from Lawn Fawn's "blissful botanicals") all around in a slightly lighter brown ink.  To tie it all into the knit background layer, I stamped a few solid flowers in the same autumn rose ink.  I also stamped my favorite Hero Arts' envelope pattern background over-top (I think if you click on the picture to enlarge it, you might faintly see the nice detail that it gives.)

Thanks for peeking!


14 comments:

  1. Wow very PRETTY and delicate looking! Love the way you photographed your card! So glad you played RetroSketches this week!

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  2. You really nailed this one. Absolutely love this card. It's pulled together so nicely. The pink and brown is a beautiful color scheme.

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  3. Why, oh why, did I not put that knit background in my cart in my latest WPlus9 order? It looks so amazing on your card, especially paired with these fun botanicals. Love that pretty monochromatic look!

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  4. Elena, I love it! I love how you stamped all the leaves perfectly to compliment the sentiment, yet left them un-colored (this would have been so hard for me but it looks so great!) I also love the soft colors you used.

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  5. That envelope stamp really is the perfect accent, right??

    I love the simplicity of the layout mixed with the beautiful pattern... this is great!

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  6. so pretty!! i hope you had a great day off!! We are off next Monday, so I am looking forward to a nice long weekend:)

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  7. This is so FABULOUS, Elena! LOVE the colors and those stamps are awesome! Thank you so much for joining us at RetroSketches this week!

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  8. This is really pretty! I love the soft colors! Thanks for playing along at RetroSketches!

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  9. Love the background and colours.

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  10. WOW!!!!
    Elena this is stunning! I love how soft and pretty it is. :)

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  11. So soft and pretty! CONGRATS!!

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  12. WOW!! Your card is BEAUTIFUL!! I love your take on the challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!! =) CONGRATS!!

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  13. I love how you framed in the sentiment! What a great idea. Congrats!

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  14. I love this - and i did click - the envelope texture in the background is perfect.

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