Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Top 30 Finalists for 2S4U!

I cannot believe out of 417 entries, that I made it to the Top 30 Finalists at the site: 2Sketches4You! I am humbled and honored to have been chosen. I worked hard on the first card, but it came together perfectly. Even if I hadn't been chosen, I still loved the card and was proud of how it turned out. There is some incredible talent out there-check out the site to see the gallery!

The sketch given to us for this next round was a bit tougher (as it should be!). I rotated it a bit so I could add the ribbon that I wanted and to highlight the dragonfly patterened paper.

This card used a ton of techniques! I used Basic Grey's paper line Wisteria (love this pack!). First, on the dragonfly paper, I added prisma glitter to all of the wings to make it shimmer and stand out. You can see it a bit in these photos. The silk ribbon is a Martha Stewart double sided,and I love the texture of this thicker ribbon. Added a butterfly charm. The pearls are from Mike's wedding section (0.25cents on clearance, can't turn that down!)

The butterflies are stamped on vellum with versamark and then I heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I had wire that I curled and made antennae for the dragonfly. The photos show the layering in this card and the dimension of the pop dots for the dragonfly and butterfly inside this card.

On the inside of the card, using the scraps of paper from the front, I layered and scalloped the edges, attaching to the sides of the inside- both sides. Then I added the butterfly on 3d foam. Both df and bf have added pearls from Opaline in purple.

Here's counting on another shot of winning! Keep fingers and toes crossed- but even if I don't, its been an exciting ride! The winners of every round get some amazing products- the grand prize winner gets $500.00 in prizes- how awesome!


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21 comments:

~amy~ said...

simply STUNNING...great work! Good Luck!!!

Kathryn said...

I like the pearls; nice touch!

Good luck,
--Kathryn

Martha said...

Beautiful, love butterflies!!!! Good luck!!

Sandra MacLean said...

How pretty is this?! Great take on the sketch! Good luck!

Sarah said...

This is just gorgeous! Good luck!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Such a beautiful card! I love all the shimmer and shine!

cheryln said...

stunning! the colors are so peaceful and soothing!!

Carly said...

Very pretty! Love those soft colors. Good luck!

Amy said...

So pretty!! I love that dragonfly paper and the way you rotated the sketch to make it work for you. Great job!

Randee E said...

Great job, I love that you rotated the sketch - definitely show your creativity! Good luck this week!

KimmyS said...

How precious! I adore your card - so soft and subtle and being a fan of pearl beads I was particular excited to see how creative you used them here

Ingrid said...

Gorgeous card. Beautiful color combo and use of embellishments. Good luck!!

Tammy said...

Beautiful take on the challenge! Those butterflies are gorgeous!!

Anja (scrappie) said...

This one is also gorgeous love those butterflies and colorcombo. Great job.

AnnaB said...

Beautiful card...!!!!! Good luck...!!!!

dannisdoodles said...

such a pretty card, that butterfly is wow!!!

Ann said...

WOW!! Stunning work!

Latisha said...

so pretty!
hugs
Latisha

Eva said...

This is such a pretty card! Love your take on the sketch! Best wishes to you!

Angie Tieman said...

How pretty! So soft, looks like it could just float away!!

clouds shadler said...

oh my! what a beautiful card! I love that you used purple and soft colors! You have dragonflies and butterflies, can't go wrong with those!

Clouds :D