Monday, January 18, 2010

EBKS Challenge (Sketch # 3)


I thought the sketch challenge at EBKS (details here) looks easy enough... NOT so to me!


I turned the sketch clockwise and this is what I come up with.



This is the first time I cut out a lace-like paper from Basic Grey instead of using an actual lace or border. I then matched it up with a stamped and embossed image. I REALLY want to use that paper and I...just..have..to...! Whether it looks fitting or not , it does not matter! I know this can be a bad idea sometimes! But you know how that stubborn mind of ours works, right?  I'm not sure if this looks too complicated/busy....But I am glad to give my inactive brain a little needed exercise :)

26 comments:

Ann said...

Very pretty! Great job with the sketch...thanks for playing with us!

Jill said...

Love this design! You did a marvelous job with the sketch! I love this unique color scheme!

Tracey said...

LOVE how you have cut out that lacy paper!!! I don't think it is too busy at all!! FAntastic card Virginia!

Tiffany said...

Oh my, LOVE this stunner of a card V! That lace paper is fabulous looking at the edge of the card! Love the tiny heart charm too!

AnitaRex said...

What a great card Virgnia! Love that lace paper! I know what youmean sometimes when you want to use something so bad but it's hard! Love the heart charm!

Be(e) said...

This is a great card. I like the soft colorcombo and the lace border.

Lin said...

Beautiful lace - I'm glad you used it! Love the stamp panel you used and the brown buttons, too!

Alice Wertz said...

LOVE your take on the sketch, Virginia!! love the lace border that you cut out! wow! all that cutting! love how you pot this together!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Virginia, this card (everything but the kitchen sink) is great. I love how you used all the elements and you did a wonderful job.

Denise said...

Love how you turned the sketch & created a beautiful card!

linda said...

Wow - precision cutting! Everything goes together beautifully. I love how you followed the sketch but really spiced it up, so creative!

Dawn said...

Talk about stunning Virginia... this is amazing to say the least.... Everything is just perfect.

Vanessa said...

Beautiful card, Virginia! Love this lace paper!!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Diana said...

Just PERFECT Virginia! Love that bicycle on your banner, by the way!

Lynnette said...

This is just gorgeous!!

Courtney Baker said...

Oh beautiful! Thanks so much for playing!

Sanne said...

Looks so elegant with that little heart charms Virginia - beautiful card

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Virginia! Love the paper lace trim with the added buttons! Super card!
marilynv19

Jane said...

DROOL! this is GORGEOUS!

BabyBokChoy said...

You SLAYED that sketch, sure didn't look as if you had a hard time...

trying to come up with something wow'ing factoring, lol, ugh, not very good at that... lol

Suzanne C said...

This is beautiful! I don't think you were stumped at all! You knocked this one out of the park!

KAREN said...

Lovely, I don't think you can EVER add too much to a card! Like the doily effect.

donna mikasa said...

So elegant! Love the colors and I love how you turned the sketch!

Stamping Cafe said...

This is gorgeous, Virginia! So elegant and stylish, love your colors!!

Winter said...

So pretty! I love the lace paper! Thanks for playing along in the challenge with us! :)

Kelley Eubanks said...

Very pretty Virginia! Thanks for playing along with our challenge! :)