Paper Hugs and Die Cut Dreams

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Paper Blooms - Challenge #1

I was know how that goes...jump from one blog to another and pretty soon you don't know where you are or how you got there. Well, that happened to me tonight and I happened across a blog called Paper Blooms that was issuing Challenge #1!! I was so excited...nothing I like better than a challenge!!

It was two parts - sketch and color. The color challenge was lavender, green and white or cream. I always prefer cream to white, so here it is. I am also usually a clean and simple kind of person and this does have that clean and simple look, but MORE than my usual. LOL

So I did a folded ribbon technique and the flower center is made from Dew Drops - purchased at along with my 3-D QuicKutz die, but I can't help it - I LOVE THEM!! And since this challenge was issued by Paper Blooms, I figured a Paper Bloom would be appropriate (at least that is how I validated it to myself). I also put that paper bloom through my Cuttlebug using the Script embossing folder and popped it all up on foam dots! The sentiment is from Verve. Cardstock and ribbon are both CTMH. And I think that's about all there is to say about this one.

I am not 100% sure I LOVE the way it came out, but it's growing on me! Thanks for stopping by and I did actually post a little party favor a little bit earlier today, so be sure to scroll down to see it. It was EPLS!


Leah said...

I'm so glad you found us at Paper Blooms and I'm so happy you played along. Your card is really pretty, I love the folded ribbon! And the bloom you made is perfect. I hope you'll sign up to follow us and be back:)

Ann said...

So happy you found us and chose to play along--your card is gorgeous! I love the embossed flower with the dew drop center, and the ribbon treatment is fabulous! ;)

jacque4u2c said...

This is so gorgeous!!!! I love your take on the sketch! Thanks so much for joining it - this is just so much fun!

Cassie said...

This is fantastic! So glad you played along :)

shelly said...

great take on cassies sketch over at PB. you created a beautiful flower :) love all the dewdrops in the center! hope you'll join us again on wednesday (april 8) with our new challenge :)

Terri E. said...

Great job with the pb sketch. I like your ribbon detail.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

BellaBug22 said...

This is so pretty! Love that big flower! And I love your blog... where did you get the 3-column layout?