Friday, July 31, 2009

floating flowers???




this card reminds me of the floating screensaver elements on your computer when you let it sit idle for a few minutes.....floating flowers.

i am still developing my cardmaking style. some of you may already have figured yours out. i am still in the early stages of this. let me clarify- i have been cardmaking for 5 years and scrapping for 12. but being a consultant for a paper company, left me learning how to make THEIR cards. i have only been trying my own ideas for the last 7 months. there are so many great products out on the market and my sister has been trying to convert me into using- stickers, tags, metals, rubons, 'other manus paper' and sometimes what i put together works and others days i am left wondering 'what was i thinking?' today, kinda in between. but, the good news is that the more i look at it the more i like it and think that 'busy' will work for someone.....yes?

believe it or not, this card completes 3, count them 3 challenges! Day 153 on 365 Cards- Tag You're It was to use a journal tag as a design element on your card. The circle with blue scallops is a journal tag that is holding my elements all together on this card. Next, the sketch came from Fresh Batch challenge #26 (i just moved my circle element a bit to the right of the card). And lastly, the color combo came from Use It #21. The photo was a linen layout by ROXY that you needed to use as inspiration. Next use old tools (all of my tools, 3 that is, get used all of the time but i used embellishments as a tool, like the felt flower, rhinestone circle, brown brad on the ribbon by K&Co) and use alpha letters (HI). i cannot believe that when all was said and done how i pulled off 3 challenges!!!! btw- i made this card originally for the use it challenge and going over what other cards to make today saw how i could use it for the other 2- love HAPPENSTANCE!

also as a side note: i didn't have any patterned paper to go with the colors of the Use It challenge, so i made my own with stamps, inks and textured paper.


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15 comments:

Juls said...

great card, such vibrant colours! love the fancy brad! just gorgeous!

Sparkle said...

How pretty!

Mrs B said...

Kelly, lovely card! The colors are just beautiful together!
Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Smiles!
Cindyb

Melisa said...

Great job on the Use it challenge. I did the same thing with my card, but I colored in my colors.

Melisa

stamprgrl said...

oh kelly! I think you are going in the right track to figure out your style because this card is just gorgeous! I am so glad you love our sketch!

-- dalis
Sketch DT for Stamps and Smiles

Also, if you like to stack challenges you may want to take a look at Pile It On Challenge blog (http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com)

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful card kelly, I LOVE the pretty floral paper and the pretty detail on the last layer!

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for playing along with Stamps and Smiles!

Jennifer :)

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Kelly. Your style is just stunning !

Carolyn V said...

What a gorgeous card! Lovin' the colours and the details are delicious!

iamtutu said...

Beautiful mix of papers and embellisments. I love all the demension and hidden treasures! I see something new everything new every time I look at it!

ineke said...

what a great card !!!!
i love your leaves..

Maricar said...

Kelly,
The influence of the inspiration is obvious in your card. I love the cluster!

~amy~ said...

excellent job on the challenges!! Your card is a real beauty!!

Mary G. said...

Great card! Love the colors and those leaves are the perfect addition!

raindropecho said...

Love those leaves! This is a beautiful creation :D Thanks for using our sketch this week!
- Ann @ The Fresh Batch

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Wow. This is beautiful.