Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cherry Branch

What a lovely morning it is!
I've had a productive morning of cardmaking between loads of laundry; but, as often happens with me, the cards I come up with don't actually fit any of the challenges I sat down meaning to play in!
Finally, though, I managed to buckle down and finish this one:

Here are the challenges:
1) Papertake Weekly Sketch 27

I had to stretch a little, using a muted cousin of the rust-shade... but all in all I like the combination.  The coloring is difficult to see in detail, as the colored pencil is rather light and gets washed out in the photograph.  I can't say I would have thought to use a sky blue ribbon with this card on my own; but I like it.  Here's a little closer detail:

Materials used on this card:

White and black cardstock
Kraft White Paisley by Making Memories
Marcella "Bungalow" 12x12 Papers from K & Co

"Cherry Blossom" stamp by Rubber Stampede,
heat-embossed with Ranger Superfine Clear embossing powder
Tiny Alphabet "Chloe's Closet" collection by Making Memories
3/8-inch Robert Stanley sky blue ribbon
Antique Silver Metallic brads from Spare Parts

Thanks for visiting as always, and have a great day!


  1. This is really lovely, Kathryn! Your stamping is expertly done and I love how you interpreted the colors and made use of your stash! The papers you chose are gorgeous and your composition and craftsWOmanship (hee hee) are flawless! Love your work and reading your bio made me happy {and HUNGRY!}... Thanks for sharing!

  2. How pretty!! I love all the different patterns looks great! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown with us!

  3. Gorgeous card. I love the colours and the simplicity of the image.


  4. very pretty! I love this layout, too!

  5. Very pretty! I love how you did the sentiment! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!


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