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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Coloring Sketches

There is alot going on with this card. I followed the sketch for Challenge #5 on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog The sketch is for a square card - originally, I was planning on using black for my card base, however, I couldn't find my black cardstock - it might have gotten misplaced among my reorganizing - in the meantime, I used one of my CB folders to emboss the purple and then ended up using it as my base. I guess I must have gotten distracted because I had plenty of the purple at hand to use - oh well - it came together rather easily once I decided how I wanted to use the different colors and shapes. The challenge also asked that we use two images, so I had already colored the pumpkin some time ago and the Magnolia was already cut out and I just had to color her. The color choice came from Day 220 on the 365 Card Blog The colors are PERFECT for Halloween cards - which I typically DO NOT make - however, I couldn't resist this sweet little Magnolia. Since my stamps are all boxed up for the moment - I didn't know WHAT sentiment I was going to use. I knew I had a 'trick or treat' sentiment - but where?? So, I found these cute little stickers - I do NOT usually use stickers on my cards - but this one worked quite well and then I added the bats for that little extra! No flowers on this card - I tried - however, they just didn't work with the pumpkin! I also used a bit of sheer orange ribbon around the die from Tim Holtz. This die is called Styled Labels and I am finding it quite versatile.There are two dies on the same block - but I have yet to use the other one - and have started out to use that one on the last couple of cards I have made. :)
I hope you enjoy my card - and your comments are so appreciated.
Thanks for stopping by the spa where I hope you have found inspiration.
~Paula~

17 comments:

Rene said...

Very cute! I really love that trick or treat candy sentiment!

Candy said...

Sweet card!
Your sticker worked out well and those bats are great.
Tilda is very cute :o)
Hugs ~

Sandy said...

I think she's adorable! I love the Cuttlebugged background and all the elements that added! Too cute!

Pat said...

Hi Paula...such a darling little card. Tilda is adorable...and the colors are perfect! Love the embossed cardstock...and bats...and yummy candy sentiment!! Pat Frank

Suzanne J Dean said...

Spooky cute--love the details and fun colors!

hugz,
Suzanne

Jean said...

Adorable Paula. love all your colors... Tilda is cute as a bug in a rug and so colorful.. all the colors match so well and love the bats flying around.. Your background paper is done quite cute. Great card for someone who doesn't make Halloween card... you are giving inspiration!!!

Hugs, Jean

Myrna said...

Love the Trick or Treat on the piece of candy! Nice job of coloring your Tilda. She was the first Magnolia stamp I colored a year ago when I started!!! That was many, many stamps ago. LOL!

Barb Hardeman said...

I love your story on how this card "evolved"! So funny and something we all can relate to! Sometimes a creation just has a life of it's own! You did a great job - great coloring - great take on the sketch - great embellishments! You got it covered!!
Hugs,
Barb

KayBeHybrid said...

awesome card..
Hugs, Katrin

shelly said...

Cute card Paula! Tilda looks too cute to be spooky, great job!
hugs,
Shell

Autumn said...

So cute! Don't think I've even seen this one before! Love your layout! TFS!
xxAutumn

Lisa said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at 7Kids Challenge!

Lisette Morris said...

Very Cute!! Great Layout!

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute and sweet card!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Lisa Andrews said...

Nice job on the my sketch!! Love the color combo. Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids.

Manuela said...

Super sweet and cute card, Paula! ♥

Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog. ^_^

Hugs,
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Julie said...

Very cute! Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids Challenge!

Julie