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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  11. Love your interpretation of the sketch!

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  12. What a great quote!

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

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

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  14. wonderful shades of purple and a stunner of a card.

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

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  16. this is so elegant looking!! :D

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

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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.

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

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

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

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  23. such an elegant card Karen!
    Absolutely LOVE it!!

    TFS~

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

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

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  26. 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!

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

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