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Thursday, August 19, 2010

pearly, swirly, congratulatory sketchy card

trying to get as much crafting in during the steps of my big project, and i was able to get a card done for my commissioned batch (i have to cram in as many as possible between now and wednesday, so every few minutes helps!). i need to pick up some embroidery floss and a magnetic closure for The Big To-Do before i can move on to the next step (it's nearly finished!). Jo-Ann? A.C. Moore? i don't know who would have them but i don't have much time, so i hope i get lucky at my first stop!

made this little card and decided to bust out my first pack of Basic Grey (Sugared - still love it!) paper, and picked up these Making Memories glitter stickers for a BUCK! i love clearance. thank you to my ADINA-DOLLIE for the Prima pearly swirls - they were just what i needed for this one!

i was looking for challenges to inspire me (and light the proverbial fire under my butt to get a card MADE today, instead of just sorting through papers and complaining because i can't work on the OTHER thing!)... i found:
Card Patterns sketch #77
Craftalicious challenge #6 - pearls and swirls

here we go:

and the inside detail - i don't usually do much with the insides of my cards...

i really need to get myself comfortable with negative space cards... i tend to fill my negative space with lots of patterns and sometimes i know that Less Is More!

here's the sketch:


  1. This is fabulous!!!!!! That's all.

  2. just brilliant!!! Love the papers, the fab distressed look and all those gorgeous pearls!! such a stunner! Hugs juls

  3. Fabulous!!!! I agree, sometimes less if more!

  4. This is really pretty! Love the pearls!

  5. This is GORGEOUS Leah!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the colors! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. Oooh Dollie, LOVE what you did with this one! :) And you're very welcome for the swirlies! :)

  7. Gorgeous card, loving the shabby/distressed look. Very classy.

  8. Really pretty, love the papers and the swirls. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious.

    Hugs Tracy x
    P.S. I have some candy on my blog if you want to pop over.

  9. This is awesome, Leah! Love that you used the old BG paper.

  10. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at craftalicious for our challenge this week. luv gina xx


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