Sunday, July 21, 2013

July 2013 Sketch Challenge #182 Operation Write Home

Happy Sunday everyone!

This card is for Operation Write Home's Sketch Challenge #182. You can find more details about the challenge here:

Here is the sketch:

I had to make some little adjustments here and there to make it work, but that is the beauty of sketches, right? Sketches provide a nice base that we can play with depending on the papers & embellishments we are using.   

I wanted to mat everything in black so I adjusted the size of the of the 3.25 x 5" piece down to  3 1/8 x 4 3/8".   I  wanted to use the sentiment from SRM Stickers (that has been in my stash too long)  and thought it would work with these bright yellow papers.  It was too small to work  across those little bars of yellow so I placed it above them.   I decided to add some flowers (cut with Cricut's "Accent Essentials" cartridge)  across the yellow bars and then added some May Arts ribbon below.  The papers are all from Michael's Recollections. 

Thank you for stopping by! 
:)

23 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Melissa... so cheerful and uplifting! Love how the black matting brings the yellow front and center, and the white lace and flowers give it the right pop! Thanks for playing!

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  2. Super fun card! Love your take on the sketch! TFS!!!

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  3. What a beautiful SUN-day card. It really made me smile.

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    1. Thank you Ava! Now you made me smile.
      :)

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  4. Now this is a happy card. I love your selection of papers.

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  5. That is so cheery! I love the colors, the papers, and the lace is lovely! It's going to make some lucky recipient smile.

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  6. Love, love, love! So cheery and bright!

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  7. Such a very cheery card, who wouldn't smile when they received this! Really love the little daisies, a nice addition to the sunshine! TFS!

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  8. Perfect sentiment for these sunny papers! I love the yellow, white and black combo of colors.

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    1. I also think you rocked Paula's Bootcamp lesson to use color portions of 60-30-10 percent with the yellow, white and black respectively. Well Done!

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    2. Thank you Joan! I am so behind on Paula's lessons, I did not even know about that one. I am going to have to catch up because that sounds really interesting.
      :)

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  9. What a happy, pretty card! Love the colors, the patterns, and the embellishments. Really like your placement of the sentiment.

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  10. This bright yellow card just screams summer sunshine! Love this card :)

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  11. Your card is gorgeous in every way- the colors, the flowers, the pop of black, the sentiment- perfect! I am sure someone at home will be thrilled to get such a happy card and I bet the sender of the card will be excited to send home such a vibrant, cheerful card!

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