Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Yeah! I LOVE Seize the Sketch!

Hello Everyone!

I am so excited to announce that today is my first official post as a Design Team Member for the awesome sketch challenge site, Seize the Sketch
And what a great sketch to start off with~


I have to admit, I tend to be one to shy away from trends, but I am really loving the vellum and gold embossing trend of late.    I used my brand new Die~Namites Die, Spring Blossoms, vellum and gold ep, to create an airy and SPRINGY card; spring cannot come fast enough!


I cut my branch from white cs and colored it with Copics.  I cut it again two times from green cs and added the leaves to the branches, doubling them up for a fuller effect.  I then die cut two more branches out in pink.  The first (bottom) layer of pink flowers were colored a shade darker with a Copic marker.  The second layer of flowers were shaded around the flower centers with a Copic.  Liquid Pearls was used for the flower centers.  I free hand cut a cloud shape and used it to sponge in a sky on a square of white cs.  I framed the sky with a vellum window.
I added a banner, button, ribbon and leaves (cut from the Love Arrangement Die) to the right hand corner.  I think this Love Arrangement Die is fast becoming my favorite as I use leaves from it on almost every one of my cards! 
There is plenty more AMAZING  inspiration from the Design Team on the blog.  I hope you can join us!  You have two weeks to link up your card with us!

Have a Blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps-Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Flower Block 3
Paper-SU Vellum, Designer Series Paper (retired), Old Olive, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Flourishes white cs, Pebbles Inc. dp
Ink-Versamark, Pool Party
Other-Copics, Spellbinders Square Nestabilities, Die~Namites Love Arrangement Die, Die~Namites Spring Blossoms Die, Liquid Pearls, button, square punch, dimensionals, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Scallop Borders Die

15 comments:

  1. what a gorgeous branch of beautiful blooms! This card is so delightful! Congrats on being on the DT!

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  2. yay! Congrats, Lee Ann! They are so lucky to have you. Beautiful card...love that branch!

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  3. Welcome to the Team! You rocked the challenge...I LOVE what you've done!

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  4. Oh WOW! This is gorgeous, love the branch and flowers!

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  5. What a completely beautiful card, Lee Ann! Congrats on your DT spot, I can see why you're here! :)

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  6. Beautiful!!! Love your coloring, makes it just pop against that sky.

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  7. Breathtaking! I cannot believe all of the cutting you did to create your amazing blossom branch but wow, it was worth it. Welcome to the team, Lee Ann!!! xo

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  8. Welcome to the team!! Beautiful use of the sketch~

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  9. Lee Ann this is amazing! Love the flowers on the branch.
    Happy to have you join the DT and look forward to getting to know you.

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  10. Just gorgeous! Love all the detail on that beautiful spring branch. So excited you're joining the STS team!

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  11. Beautiful! LOVE the flowers and how delicate they look!

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  12. so glad to have you join out DT Greyt!!!!
    this is such a beautiful card and i love the branch with blooms :)

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  13. This card is just sooo pretty, Kate x

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  14. Your card is awesome! I love delicate flowers and colors.

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  15. Welcome to the STS team, Lee Ann! This card is absolutely gorgeous! Love that branch/flowers!! :)

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