Monday, March 9, 2009


Pansies are such a beautiful flower and a sure sign of spring!! My neighbor is such a flower nut, she will go out and buy them as soon as the weather is right for them, and they are so hardy, it is early!! LOL!!! This weeks Basic Grey challenge is a sketch, I had to think about it for a couple of days, this isn't my typical style but I was determined!! LOL!! And I think it turned out ok! The large circle was the trickiest for me! I had the image Pansy Arranagement already colored and wanted to use it, I guess in continuing to hope spring is right around the corner (after another snow storm tomorrow and Wednesday a high of only 16!)! The image was embossed with Black Detail Embossing Powder and colored with my Twinkling H2O's and a water brush on watercolor paper. The image was cut out using my sqare Nestabilites, I then cut a piece of Papertrey's True Black a little larger. The base card is Very Vanilla, I added a piece of True Black and a layer of Basic Grey Porcelain dp. It is hard to tell but the green in that layer is also in little bits on the paper with the bird cages. The large circle is Papertrey's New Leaf. I so love this green color!! I have been using it a lot lately! I wrapped New Leaf Grosgrain ribbon around all the layers and added the main image over. Though this sketch was a little tough for me, I really liked thinking "outside of the box" with the different shapes and colors!!

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  1. Lovely card, what a stunning image and I just love the papers you've used.
    Thanks for joining in this week at Basic Grey - hugs Heather xx

  2. WOW Lori, your card is stunning! Those pansies are wonderful and your colouring is very pretty, I agree with you about these flowers, they always make me feel like spring is on the way too. Love how you bordered with the black card, it really makes everthing pop out and your take on the sketch is lovely. Chris x


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