Friday, April 15, 2011

Sketchbook Saturday 6

As expected, I'm really loving the Fabulous Florets stamp set that is in the new, soon to be released, Summer Mini catalog.  And I'm also loving the new embossing powders that are just tailor-made for this stamp set.  The other day, I played around with the Tangerine Tango ep and for my card today I tried the Melon Mambo.  I've been stamping with Stampin' Up! products long enough that I remember when the catalog carried bunches of embossing powders in a variety of colors and I was sorry to see them retired.  So it's nice to see them back again, and as usual, the quality is excellent!

A few weeks back I discovered a new sketch challenge, Saturday Sketchbook.  This week, the sketch was too cute to pass up!

I challenged myself a little bit with this card.  I used designer paper that was covered with flowers in Pacific Point.  This is one color that I only use sporadically (at best), but it's really quite lovely and I am resolved to use it more often.  I wanted to use the new Beyond the Garden dp so I purposely chose one of the images that was all about Pacific Point, and I'm very glad I did.  I actually think I like it very much!  It's a color that is very far outside of the colors that I normally use, but that's what this stamping journey is all about, right?  You never know if you're going to like something until you try it!

Thanks for stopping by today! 


Vicky Hayes said...

I really love that touch of Pacific Point - it was a great idea to use it!

Paula Stewart said...

LOVE the card! It is simply stunning. :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

This is unbelievably charming. I love the crisp lines of the flowers, and your choice of colours. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch!

jaydee said...

oooooooooo...... gorgeous! Gorgeous colors and a fabulous interpretation of the sketch.
Thanks for the link to the new sketch site, too.

Terry said...

I love your cards! I'd like to invite you to take part in our A La Card Monkey challenges. We've got a new Easter/sketch challenge that starts today!