Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Double Challenge


I didn't have a lot of time to stamp tonight as I spent most of the time getting ready for tomorrow's pastels class. My DH helped me by collating and bagging all the projects, which saved me so much time! So I was able to stamp one quick card, and since I already had the In Full Bloom set out to pre-stamp an element of one of tomorrow's cards, I decided to use it on this card as well.

I actually had the idea for this card all day, right after I found out that this was the sketch for today's sketch challenge. I wanted to combine the sketch with the color challenge from yesterday, which was to use pumpkin pie, bravo burgundy and always artichoke. I also wanted to do some paper piercing -- a technique that is very striking and effective yet one I hardly even use.

I used the blender pen to color in the flower and distressed the edge of the pumpkin pie mat. Definitely not my finest hour, creatively speaking, but it's the best I could do tonight.

5 comments:

Stampin Mindy said...

Very Pretty card, I wish I could come to your pastels class.. I pulled mine out and couldnt get anything to look right.. LOL Have a nice evening!

Steph said...

This is a great card. I need to make some sympathy cards to ahve on hand.

Nancy Murlick said...

Diane this is wonserful...one i will have to file away for fall, and then case for spring (if you donlt mind). Have agrat time tonight!

dd2njoy said...

I have to agree with the others,this is a very nice sympathy card,great job Diane!!TFS

Liz said...

Diane! I think it's great! nice work!