Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Promises & Pearls


"Promises are meant to be kept,
for they are like precious pearls in an ocean,
their value is high and quality genuine and true,
and once they are made they can never be broken."
~Anonymous

As the sketch challenges enter a new month at Skipping Stones Design, so does the sketch artist and guest designers. Cristina has designed this fabulously clean and simple sketch for this week's challenge that offers up many possibilities...
My card features a partial frame image and sentiment from the classical set Sentiment Frames and a single pearl for an accent. I first stamped the frame onto the solid cardstock, then onto an unsecured patterned paper panel, matched them and adhered the patterned paper with dimensionals to the cardstock base.

Check out the details and prize over on the Skipping Stones Design blog, as well as great samples from the regular team and our guest designers, Cristina, Tammy, Andrea and Karen.

Supplies:
Cardstock: (White) OfficeMax, (Lavender Lace) SU

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Stamps: (Sentiment Frames) Skipping Stones Design
Ink: (Walnut Stain Distress) Ranger
Embellishment: (Purple Pearl) Queen & Co.

34 comments:

~amy~ said...

Really pretty Karen...the lavender is so sweet...I seldom use that color...don't know why..it's gorgeous.

Laurel said...

Gorgeous card!

Lindsay said...

Way to use the sketch! So so fabulous Karen! I really like what you did with the scroll stamp!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Purple... fun! and what a great way to incorporate the tag.

Kelley Eubanks said...

Simple but Gorgeous!!

Carla Rae said...

Great card..I like this version of the sketch!

artfuldelight said...

Gorgeous card Karen!!! :-)

Jingle said...

Very pretty!

Jenny said...

A really unique take on the sketch Karen, love the colours too :)
Jenny x

Aimes said...

What a unique take on the sketch with that gorgeous partial frame - so clever!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

BabyBokChoy said...

This is so so very pretty!!!

Chunyuan said...

Great take of the sketch. That half frame is so beautiful with the pearl accent.

Lynn said...

Your eye for design is amazing. I love how you simplified the sketch. Gorgeous!

Jen W. said...

I love your take on the sketch, Karen! So elegant!

Jocelyn Olson said...

It's amazing how this CAS and monochromatic card can be so dramatic. Wow, Karen!!!

~Tammy~ said...

Love your interpretation of the sketch!

kasia c. said...

What a great quote!

The colour of this card is gorgeous and I love that the flourish continues above and below the panel. :)

lynn said...

simply gorgeous, karen! love the quote, too:)

lisa arana said...

wonderful shades of purple and a stunner of a card.

Lisa Petrella said...

LOVE that partial frame! Beautiful interpretation of this sketch, Karen!!!

jen said...

this is so elegant looking!! :D

Dana said...

so lovely!!

Alice Wertz said...

so elegant and beautiful, Karen. love the inked edges.

Virginia L. said...

It's amazing how the shading and colors can achieve such a delicate look. With the pop-up dimension, it's even more brilliant! This monochromatic card just stands out!! Love this, Karen!

Dana said...

When I read your title I started singing Poems, Prayers, and Promises by John Denver.
A soft card that makes me think of easier times.

Trinh said...

Fabulous take on the sketch, Karen! Love the dimension & the creative stamping of the scroll.

Wendy said...

Sooooo pretty!!! Great use of Sentiment Frames! I love it! I hope your having a great week!!!

Janetcraft said...

HI Karen, I love this simple one colored contrast card...

alexandra s.m. said...

such an elegant card Karen!
Absolutely LOVE it!!

TFS~

Diane Jaquay said...

"elegant simplicity", so hard to achieve but you do it so well!!

Julie E said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous too in a completely different way. Beautiful shades of purple and the CAS design is just perfect!

Mari said...

I love the popped panel - it has just enough color to make it look different, but the whole thing is so "together" looking that it really makes you look twice. Gorgeous!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love your take on the sketch. This is simple and beautiful!

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

So pretty! Love the colors!