Saturday, July 30, 2011

Create With Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge 160

This card came about because I saw this picture on the Moxie Fab World blog which I used for my colour inspiration and Renee's design team card for this week's Create with Connie & Mary challenge.
Here is the result.  I used very vanilla, early espresso and baja breeze card stock teamed with Springtime Vintage dsp, Subtles dsp and Botanical Gazette dsp.  The stamp sets used were French Foliage, Silhouette Sentiments, Clearly For You and Nature Walk.  The butterfly from Nature Walk was stamped in early espresso and then lightly water coloured with baja breeze ink.
Most of the edges were given the distressed treatment with my distressing kit which I think is great.
Some lace onto two punched borders gave a little bit of detail as per the sketch.
There's not much more to say other than I did try out a new (to me) idea I saw on Patty's blog which is to combine different buttons and accessories to make something completely different and so cool I reckon.
So I layered my antique brad onto my early espresso button and then wrapped the prongs around my scrunched seam binding and hey presto, something a little bit snazzy. lol  I do really like those antique brads and the vintage trinkets.  Think I've said that before.  rofl 
So do you like my card?  I hope someone likes it enough to buy it!!!!
Take care all and have a good night.

13 comments:

Kristel said...

That is an absolutely stunning card Leigh!!
Hugs Kristel

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Gorgeous Leigh!!! Love that DP, the butterfly is so pretty and the ribbon is divine!!! :)

Connie said...

Oh...love the richness of your card...the textures, colors...everything! Thanks for playing along with our sketch challenge on Create with Connie and Mary!

Debbie Henderson said...

Oooh what a beauty! The colors are magnificent! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

Lisa said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love everything about it. Super job with the challenge! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!

Krystal E said...

Beautiful card! I love the embellishment:)!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a wonderful card, Leigh! I love the way you have layered your images and the button-brad-seam binding bow is sensational!

I wanted to stop by and say thank for the lovely comment you left on my blog earlier! Thank you so much - it really made my day!

Linda

Cheryl said...

So beautiful and such pretty papers......love the rolled corner!!!
xx

Curt in Carmel said...

This just oozes vintage Leigh! These soft, mottled colors are so beautiful. Your collage of things is visually attractive, and I love the distressing. Great card Leigh! Best, Curt

Carrie Gaskin said...

Yum. That's all I can say. I LOVE everything about it! Thanks for playing at CCMC this week!

Deb said...

This is beautiful!! I love everything about this one! Great job with the sketch challenge! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Kylie said...

STUNNING card Leigh!
LOVE your curled corners and once agin, loving your use of all those gorgeous embellishments!
LOVE the vintage feel too!
WOW, leigh it's a stunner!!!

Hugs,
Kylie X

Mary Brown said...

WOW...WOW...WOW...WOW...WOW Leigh... what can I say..this is just sooooo FABULOUS! So many beautiful details! Thanks for joining us this week on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!