Thursday, June 21, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #40

Another sketch from Lesley, creator of Freshly Made Sketches, my that gal sure is busy!

I used Lesley's sketch just tweaking it a bit.  I wanted the oval focal point to be something eye-catching and I think this oldie but goody stamp set was just the ticket!
It was one of the first two-step inking processes that my daughter Nance Leedy of Canopy Crafts first introduced to me.  Then of course I had to have this stamp set which she was able to find on the web and buy for me, it's still one of my favorites.

Here's a close up of the main image showing the ittsy-bittsy pearls matching the larger pearls in the upper right hand corner.  As one of the design team member says "you can never have too many pearls"!  H'mm maybe I should have completely covered the center of the flower.

I also embossed the top portion of the card base to coordinate with the two striped designer papers.

Paper: SU Card Stock & DSP Pool Party, Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green
Inks:  SU Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green & Pear Pizzazz
Stamps: SU Pretty Peony, Itty Bitty Banners
Misc: SU stripe EF, Bitty Banners Framelits, and pearls

I guess that's just about it.  I'd love to hear what you think about this card.


Linda Callahan said...

That flower is gorgeous! And I wonder who says you can never have too many pearls :)

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Nancy! This is such a fabulous flower. Boy, I would have no idea who said that about the pearls, but she must be incredibly wise!!! (wink,wink) You never can have too many pearls!!!

Jen Timko said...

Hmmm, another pearl convert! I must say they are absolutely perfect here! What a lovely card and I love your version of the sketch! Glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Diane - said...

Nance I just LOVE your flower with the double stamping. Wow. Gorgeousness everywhere.
I especially like the PEARLS too! You also used one of my fave EF for the background and the double stripes and double matting is perfection on this beauty! hugs.

Jen said...

Beautiful flower Nancy! The colors are gorgeous and the pearls are a perfect accent. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Sannes said...

Nancy, this is gorgeous! I love your colors and the way you pulled everything together (along with the pearls!). Thanks for playing along with this week's sketch!