Friday, February 26, 2010

Pink Persimmon Blog Hop and sketch challenge

 The Pink Persimmon Blog Hop and sketch challenge is baaack!

I am going to post all the rest of the Pink Persimmon challenges on one
Julie requested the use of buttons and flowers. You can see her card by clicking on her name. 
All the papers were sitting in my scrap pile waiting to be 'filed' except for the hounds-tooth dp. all the other papers you have seen in the last two weeks. I like it better before I added the sentiment, but every card should have a sentiment, well almost. i was thinking of a sympathy card so i picked that verse from SU set 'Words of Wisdom'. that was the only ink on the entire card. lady bug button, in case you can't see it. Can you enlarge the pic by clicking on it? the black strip came with the glittery swirls. this is a 6" square card.

Kelly asked the stampers to use paper piecing. I wanted to pp a couple of birds, but I had already done that with Kristie's request and I didn't want two bird cards. i wanted totally different and that's what i made!
I pulled scraps from my drawers of red, yellow, blue, gold, vellum. the vibrant colors were all cut at 5 1/4 " then cut randomly into thin strips and adhered to a pc of cs 5 1/4" x 4" - paper piecing, I think!! I wanted my focal piece to be vellum so the stripes would show through. The gold rings were an accident, but fit in with what my intentions were for another challenge somewhere else (later). the white stars, well, i felt they were ok once I decided to do the "God Bless America" sentiment. Anyone want to take a guess on the theme of this card other than paper piecing? (later)


Samantha had no special embellishments for the sketch. The image is on the dp, so no stamping except the sentiment from 'Curvy verses' on an oval with the set 'All Oval', oops, 'Oval All'. the dp was a scrap also from a card i made last year. It had a huge gold bow on it and it was a TY note to my sister for my Christmas presents. This is the only card that looks like the sketch, don'tcha think?

here's a pic with all five in one in one shot. say that ten times quickly.
Love the Tervis tumbler in the back holding the card up! what can I say? always a drink on one work surface or another. O, calm down, it's only water.
Thanks for coming by!


Darcy said...

Excellent cards Joanne! Thanks so much for playing along with our sketch challenge AND for doing all 5 cards! They are beautiful.

Kelly S. said...

OH EXCELLENT JOB! Joanne I love your star-spangled card! How did you know that I am totally obsessed with the Olympics, so this is perfect! Awesome job making a paper-pieced stripedy background, thanks so much for visiting my blog and playing in all of our challenges!

Tracey said...

Wooo you have been busy Joanne & these are all gorgeous :-)

Have a good weekend.


Lorraine said...

Joanne - these cards are fantastic - so artistic. Love them.

Thanks for the advice on the photos - I'll be doing that in future. We live and learn.


Cheryl said...

Joanne - wonderful cards. I can't believe how many cards you are able to make. Great job. I especially love the Olympic card

Joan B said...

You are one busy stamper. Love these cards, full of details. The God Bless America card is a perfect use of scraps!

Cindy's Creative Corner said...

Joanne - these cards are awesome!! How can anyone pick a favorite? You are certainly a busy crafting bee...Cindy

Kathy said...

You are on a roll girl! These are all so great. Love the detail you put into each one.

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