Tuesday, January 28, 2014

THREE FLOWERS . . . THREE DOTS

I think the frigid weather we have been experiencing these past weeks has given me <creative> brain freeze. And, to  be honest, it's really bothering me. 

Sure, I've been doing my regular pinning on Pinterest, as well as perusing others' blogs, but nothing lately has thrilled me too much. At least, not enough that I had the urge to do my own take on anything in particular.

Until I saw this week's sketch challenge from the Paper Players! After looking through the samples the design team had created, I was positively EMPOWERED to do one of my own:


The colors, even though the photos don't show it accurately, are Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and Island Indigo, with the centers of the flowers being a bit darker by using an Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker to give them a bit more definition.


Although I love the card "closed" as shown above, the sentiment on the little pull-out tag is really cute too.


Did you notice the row of three paper dots above the flowers? Well, I wanted to echo the dot look by adding one to the tag too:


I love how the dimension and texture show up so well on this photo:




Thanks, Paper Players, for giving me a much-needed kick in the pants!

Smiles.

12 comments:

  1. Fantastic card, Linda! Love the colors and all your texture. The spray of flowers is a perfect peek of spring on a cold winter day! So glad you could give you a kick in the pants, lol! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

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  2. I love your beautiful card. The 3 flowers and 3 dots are perfect embellies. TFS

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  3. Very pretty card. Love the textured background for your flowers.

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  4. The card is great! I love the colors you used. Brain freeze must be what I have too. Haven't made any cards the last few months!

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  5. I love your pull out card - very pretty indeed!

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  6. This is a lovely card...I love how you used the chalk talk die for your tag, and the colors are nice together too! Thanks for playing with the PP sketch this week!

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  7. Linda, I hadn't thought to use chalk talk for the tag. Brilliant! I also love your three flowers with the dots in the middle. So glad you shared this fabulous card with the Paper Players this week
    Jaydee

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  8. Love it! What an inspiration for some of the art journal projects I'm working on this week. See you again at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop at Katherine's Corner. Nina @ mamas*little*treasures

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  9. So pretty! I love the pull out tag. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

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  10. Cute! Love the cluster of three flowers! Glad you linked up with Take it on Tuesday! :)

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