Friday, April 12, 2013

Playing in Paradise Sketch

Hello everyone,

I hope you had a great week and have some fun stuff planned for the weekend.  We are supposed to get 10 cm of snow.... again.  Grumble.

It is Friday, so a new Playing in Paradise challenge begins.  This week, the talented Allison is hosting and, as always, she has another great sketch to play with.  The challenge is open to everyone and there is no product requirement to play along; simply create anything you like following the sketch.  I hope you will join in!

I still had my kraft supplies out from my last card and was feeling krafty, so decided to go for it.

I was a little coloured out, so instead I made another card using a sentiment as the focal point.  These are lots of fun to create and I love how they look.  


Paper - Black and Kraft Bazzill CS and Graphic 45 DP from the Kraft Reflections line.  Love this stuff; wish I would have bought more.  I inked the edges of anything kraft with DI gathered twigs.

Sentiment - computer generated using text boxes in Word and a free font download called Precious (and commercial use is allowed with this one!).  If you want this sentiment and don't want to recreate it yourself, just leave a comment or drop me an e-mail and I will e-mail you the Word doc.

Stamp - the frame around the sentiment is from the Stampin' Up set called Daydream Medallions.  It was cut out with the coordinating die (see below) and attached with dimensional foam dots.

Dies - Stampin' Up Floral Frames and Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One - this die set is just gorgeous!

Other - black satin ribbon, I think the flowers were from Prima but I've had them forever, gold twine from my stash.

The team has created some gorgeous projects to inspire you, so I hope you will pop by Playing in Paradise to have a peak and join in the challenge.  As always, there is a fab prize up for grabs - pop by the blog to find out what it is this week.  And I almost forgot - here is the wonderful sketch:

Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to leave a comment.  I really appreciate each one of them.  Have a great weekend!  Hugs,



Jessi Fogan said...

Beautiful & elegant, Dawn! I love it :)

Allison said...

Gorgeous! Just love Kraft and black together!

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeously elegant card.

Susan x

Helen said...

simply stunning!

Donna Ellis said...

Yikes, Dawn! I clicked on your link to the challenge site, read all about them, and then came back and could not recall if I had posted a comment for your elegant, regal card! Thanks for the font name in your computer generated sentiment - GORGEOUS! So pretty. I am aways inspired visiting your blog, Dawn. This is a gorgeous card! xo

Ira Huberts said...

Oh wow Dawn! This is just so stylish, classy and super elegant! What a wonderful colour-paper combo that is, so pretty!! Hugs, Ira xox

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Dawn I am well and hope you are too. I am loving thi the papers are just so special and this is something that would be treasured. very Classy I love it.

Linda Pekrul said...

Oh my! This is so LOVELY and ELEGANT! The die and stamp set you chose to frame the sentiment is just PERFECT and the roses add just the right amount of colour. LOVE IT!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful and oh so elegant and I love these colours.