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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A nice surprise and a card

I have some exciting news to share with you.  Remember the Powerpoppy card I entered into their sketch challenge ...... well I won the challenge- how exciting is that!!  I rarely enter challenges, basically because I don't have the time, but last week I had some extra time and decided to get my mojo back by trying  out the sketch. You can see the announcement here. Thanks to Marcella for designing such lovely stamps to create with! This was such a lovely surprise to start off my week.

So last night I decided to work with another  digi image I had printed off a couple of weeks ago, but with being on holidays I never got around to colouring it up.  I'm using the gerber daisy digi image.

After printing off the image I used one of the dies from Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty-Five set.
Leaving the die in place I sponged some new sprout memento ink around the image. I then coloured the image - I will list the colours below.

To make the card base I used Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Two. Using these borders really adds to your cards, I need to use them in different ways more often.  I have 4 of these sets, so I have lots of different options for borders.  I then cut my designer paper using one of the plain scallop dies from the same set so it would fit accordingly.   I used dimensionals to raise the image off the card base, added some pearls along the border, glitter in the center of the daisies and a bow, made with variegated chiffon ribbon.

I debated whether or not to put a sentiment on the front, but decided not to.  This way I can use the card for many different occasions rather than one - if a sentiment was in place.

Stamp - Powerpoppy digi image - gerber daisies
ink - printer, memento new sprout
Dies - Spellbinder Majestic labels twenty-five, scalloped borders two
copics - Y11, Y15, Y38, YR07, YR15, YG0000, YG01, YG13
Paper - cougar white 110 lb, MME Notable
misc - glitter, glue pen, ribbon, pearls

Thanks for stopping in today, I hope I have inspired you in some way.  See you again real soon.
Have a wonderful day!



Leslie said...

Congratulations! Your card was stunning I'm not surprised it won!

Katie Sims said...

This is gorgeous, Pauline! Your coloring of those gerberas is beautifully done and I love the layout and detailed edge. I, too, like to leave some of my cards sentiment-less....I think it keeps them extremely versatile! Congratulations on your big win! :)

Anonymous said...

Pauline - Another gorgeous card. You are an amazing artist. Wish I could frame it! The layout and the colour selection is stunning. (nt)

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful coloring of those daisies! Love these fresh and pretty colors and your gorgeous design and the sweet and perfect ribbon. The curved dies are awesome and really do add so much without too much effort. I don't have this die set. Two others, but not this one. Love how you added the pearls. You always make such droolworthy cards! A thousand congrats on your win! I cannot wait to see which set you choose and what you might create with it!

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Pauline,

Hey - well done you. No surprise to us though cos your cards are always beautiful. Congrats, my lovely.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Mary J said...

Congratulations on your win, Pauline! And I love this card - so elegant and such a gorgeous way to use that border!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Congrats on your win! This is sunshine and happy all around. Your daisies are beautifully colored, and I love the fancy edge. I need to try that. Beautiful cheerful card.

Tracy said...

I was so excited for you when I saw you had won the PP challenge. I loved that card so I already thought it was a winner. So is this beauty. The deco edge is scrumptious. Hugs!