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Monday, January 22, 2018

Sparked by a Sketch Challenge

Welcome to Monday, friends!  I'm playing along with Power Poppy today.  It's a sketch challenge, and I do love a sketch.  I find them inspiring, rather than confining, and there's always room for interpretation.  I used the Lavender set, one of my well-used favorites.  Lots of images and sentiments to work with.




There are several sketches to choose from.  This is the one I used:




The entire page of sketches with Power Poppy samples can be seen here.

I used lace for the scalloped edge element and replaced the oval with a sweep of lavender stems.

Coloring is Copics on X-Press It Blending Card and all images are cut out.  Other whites in the design are from a pack of textured whites I've had forever.  A Wal-Mart gem of a find.  The word, "Lavender", was stamped in SU's Kiwi Kiss, a perfect match for the patterned paper.  I tried to match the lavender color, as well.




Inside:




The Copics used for coloring:



Power Poppy Power & Spark Challenge:  Grab a Map




Hopefully, I've covered all the details.  There are so many pictures here I tried not to blather away with too many words.  There's a summary of details in the recipe below.  Have a wonderful day!


Stamps:  Power Poppy Lavender  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, textured white, Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters designer paper  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Kiwi Kiss, Copics for coloring  Accessories:  Lace, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers, Sue Wilson Pierced Flags

25 comments:

Pauline said...

Oh my, I'm lost for words on this one Leslie. You nailed the challenge.
The images you used are so perfect, love how you cut out the lavender stems and adhered them the way you did. Your colouring is well done as always, great earthy tones with a touch of purple - nice! That bit of lace is so pretty, very subtle, but you can see it, and of course all your stitching :). Beautiful card Leslie, I hope to get my mojo going again, I'm off today, so hopefully I can make something work. And it's a rainy day here, temps over the freezing, the calm before the cooler weather sets us back to reality! Have a wonderful day, and many thanks for sharing your creativity, you always make my day when I see your cards in my feedly post.

Esther Asbury said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the lavender set you used, the stitching, and the way you decorated the inside! Absolutely gorgeous!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Leslie, this is SO dreamy! You picked the perfect colour palette, papers and overall feel to the card. It’s so soothing. Beautiful stitching on your layers too.

Donna Ellis said...

Love the colors, love the stitching, love the image, love the sketch... Gosh, Leslie, you have captured everything I love! That zigzag stitching over the 3 banners is wonderful! Olive/Lavender is one of my favorite combinations, and this really does look fabulous in its earthiness and details. Sigh - really pretty card, and definitely will make anyone feel better just knowing it was a hand made work of Love. Gorgeousness! xx

Yogi said...

very pretty. nice job on the sketch. Have a great day

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card design and colors. And, I love that you did real stitching for the banner pieces. I never do sewing as I am a nervous Nellie when I sew with a machine. But I love the look.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh Leslie, what an absolutely amazing way to interpret that Power Poppy sketch, your matching of the colors is spectacular!!!
The stitching looks so beautifully straight, I must, MUST install my sewing machine somewhere in my craft room because I truly want to stitch my cards, it adds such nostalgic, vintage feel.
Beautiful card my dear, thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Maria.

Traci M said...

This is such a sweet breath of Spring, done up in perfection as always, Leslie!! I have a lot of Power Poppy images, but not this one...it is lovely! I haven't been able to make a card since Christmas...the desire is there but not the creativity. Working on it today, though. Thanks for sharing, and blathering is always welcome, in my book!

Elaine M said...

Love the colors - love the design - just everything about your card makes my heart smile

nancy littrell said...

OMG...absolutely gorgeous card, Leslie. I see how you were inspired by the wonderful sketch and how you made the sketch all your own. I LOVE every single detail that you lovingly added to your finished card. Your card would surely make any one feel much better and loved. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Sherri said...

I have this set of stamps & I have never made a card as gorgeous as this one with it! You always inspire me! Your talent for coloring and design is just beyond imagination! Love this!!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

I love how you met this challenge. The colors are perfect together and I love the sewing you did. I am definitely going to try my hand at this. Hope this means Spring is on the way!!

laurie said...

oh those colors! How beautiful! I love the sewing on the card too...looks so awesome.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh so gorgeous, I love how you used the sketch with the lavender. Such pretty paper combos you used too, great stitching and use of the lace, sure to bring anyone on the mend!

Bev Gerard said...

Oh such loveliness to behold!
And I agree ... love a good sketch ... but you manage to make them amazing.
Inky hugs
~Bev

Lynette said...

So beautiful, Leslie!! A sketch like that would terrify me!! You did totally awesome on it. Love your amazing coloring. I just don't know how you do that with so few colors:)

Diane said...

Gorgeous card Leslie!! Another beautiful 'stamp' you have used and of course love the added stitching, it always adds so much more detail doesn't it! I love the lavender, I have it growing outside in my kitchen garden along the deck, my thought was I could smell it in the kitchen, hasn't happened yet, lol, maybe I need to add more plants. Anyhow, a beautiful creations, enjoy your day! (PS: Mack is a little/big nightmare, whew he keeps me on my toes, good thing I love him..lol)!!!

Darlene said...

WOW! Gorgeous interpretation of this sketch! Your stitching always makes me want to get my sewing machine out (but too lazy and never do lol) Absolutely beautiful creation Leslie!

Cindy Beach said...

Oh, what's NOT to love about this card? Beautiful in every way, Leslie! It's so serene with the lovely colors you chose. The lace and stitching add the perfect details. I've gotten out of the habit of using DSP and need to get back at it, as your masterful work has inspired me! Never did much stitching but I can see how it adds just the right touch to pull things together.

Ros Crawford said...

These colours speak to my heart.. I adore this card and I love those lavender stems... Beautiful stamps too! This couldn't be more perfect!

Pam Sparks said...

WOW! So beautiful inside and out!!! Gorgeous, lovely card Leslie! Love it!

Stacy Morgan said...

Leslie this is beautiful. Your lavender looks wonderful and the pennants are perfect. Beautiful shading and perfect job on the card map.

Robyn Oliver said...

Gorgeous card Leslie

Hannelie said...

I LOVE lavender ! This is beautiful!

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, what a gorgeous sketch card, Leslie, and that one is a challenge (but I always find sketches challenging, which is why I did one). Beautifully done with this lovely lavender set that I rarely use (but am inspired now). Stunning details with the color, stitching, and lovely lace that fits so well. Thanks for inspiring me (always...)! Hugs!

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