Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Victorian Summer


Welcome to the Skipping Stones Design Sketch Challenge 84 and the release of Victorian Summer Blog Hop!
You should have arrived from Barb's blog. If you just happened along my blog today, you can start at the beginning of the hop at Skipping Stones Design there you can find out all the details as well! Be sure to hop along and leave comments on all the fabulous designers blogs .
The sketch for this week was once again designed by Kim Kesti. My card was inspired by the gorgeous Victorian wallpaper: I stamped in a yellow/green ink in a random fashion the rose vine and butterfly images onto white cardstock. I then misted the panel with a light green mist. The butterfly was fussy cut from white cardstock and then mounted to the main image panel that had also been stamped with the butterfly. I added some May Arts Sheer Ribbon and Natural Burlap String to complete the design. Isn't this set swoon worthy?


Head over to Brenda's blog for some more Skipping Stones Design inspiration!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (White) Office Max

Stamps: (Butterfly, Rose from Victorian Summer, Sentiment from Dandelion Wishes) Skipping Stones Design
Ink: (River Rock Pigment) Stampin' Up!
Fiber: (Sheer Ribbon, Natural Burlap String) May Arts
Other: (Honey Dew Glimmer Mist) Tattered Angels
Tools: (Labels 4 Nestabilities) Spellbinders

49 comments:

  1. Karen, this is so soft and pretty!

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  2. Oh wow this is so pretty Karen! Lovely colors and design!

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  3. Great card Karen!!! The colors are perfect!! The stamped background is AWESOME! Thanks for joining us this month!!

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  4. Your card is swoon-worthy! Such a lovely shade of green, and your background looks just like patterned paper!

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  5. Loving how you used the butterfly as the background paper too! NICE!

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  6. Karen, this is just gorgeous! I love the background you created!

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  7. How pretty, Karen! I love how you made your own stamped background. I thought it was patterned paper at first and I was like "wow, she really picked the perfect paper for her stamps!" LOL! Great card!

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  8. Beautiful card, Karen, and what a gorgeous stamp set!!

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  9. Gorgeous!!! Did I tell you yet that I love your new blog banner? Is it a Karen original? LOL!

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  10. Love the background pp u made! Beautiful card!

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  11. Light and fresh, love this card!

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  12. BEautiful card and the solid white in the really stands out with this lovely green. Love the May Arts sheer ribbon.

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  13. This card in awesome! I love the color and the way you used the butterfly and rose as a subtle background....so glad you are with us this month!

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  14. I just love it! The stamped background, the colors, just wow!!

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  15. This is so pretty, Karen. I just love the way you created the background. It looks like you bought it in off the rack in your LSS.

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  16. I so love the monochromatic theme of this card! Note to myself: must try that!! Thanks for the inspiration, Karen!

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  17. pure elegance, karen! love the misted bkgd stamping:)

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  18. Looks like you bought patterened paper!!! I LOVE IT!!!

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  19. It is a monochromatic beauty. Love the color and sheer ribbon.

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  20. Oh! Fabulous card, Karen!! Love the greens and the design!

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  21. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous - love how you used that butterfly.

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  22. Wow, this is GORGEOUS! Going to have to give that one a try!

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  23. Gorgeous Karen, so pretty and I love the background :)

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  24. Lovely card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  25. Goodness. This is absolutely stunning Karen. The background layer looks like it is patterned paper not stamped. Love it!

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  26. Ditto to Lynn's comment! That's pretty much what I was going to say! Also love that delicate ribbon under the twine.

    You asked about my favourite SU colours. I think Rich Razzleberry and Chocolate Chip are my top choices. My recent order included all the colours from the brights collection plus Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Basic Grey, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, More Mustard and Always Artichoke. Yes, I am excessive. :)

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  27. Karen, this is GORGEOUS!!! WOW!!! Love the green and white! It's so fresh and beautiful!!!

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  28. Such a gorgeous monochrome card!

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  29. Swoon-worthy, indeed! Gorgeous color and the butterflies look fab! I really like that feather stamp in the set, too.

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  30. Awww, so serene & soothing. Such a perfect card!

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  31. Gorgeous, Karen! The colors are fabulous--it does look like vintage wallpaper. The sheer ribbon is genius!

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  32. That card is really pretty Karen! I love it and love the new stamp set.

    Hugs XX
    Barbara

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  33. So soft & pretty & elegant! Love the green. :)

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  34. Gorgeous card! Swoon worthy, indeed!

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  35. this is indeed swoon worthy! your misting always sets the stage for stunning.... love the ribbon use too!

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  36. A stunning card Karen! Love the soft hues and the romantic, dreamy feeling it evokes! :)

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  37. this is a beautiful set and i LOVE your stamped background. gorgeous card, Karen!

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  38. Gorgeous card - I love the combination of the two stamps in the background.

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  39. This just feels so summery and fresh! Now I need a glass of lemonade!

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  40. So beautiful karen, it does indeed look like vintage wallpaper. So soft and subtle :)
    Jenny x

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  41. **swoon**

    gorgeous gorgeous take on the sketch Karen..wow.

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  42. Very pretty!! I love this color, it's so soft looking. This is a great stamp set!!!

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  43. I love your green-on-green background. What a great way to use the stamp set!

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  44. STUNNER!!! enough said. :)

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  45. WOW,beautiful card!! LOVE the butterflies!!

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