Saturday, March 20, 2010

Starting Point........PPA34....Sketch Challenge....


Margaret Moody's sketch for the PPA Challenge this week was a wonderful starting point for my card today. Next come all of those other decisions - colors? papers? stamps? But the question that helps me the most is - Who will be receiving this? I am a hobby stamper who likes to make things with a specific someone or specific occasion in mind. The cards I make are usually in the mail or on a gift within a week of being posted. My mother's birthday and Mother's Day are a few days apart so I'll be starting another card for her soon. For this card I used Rose Red and Certainly Celery paper. I inked the branch from Thoughts and Prayers with Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Ruby Red, Certainly Celery and Old Olive markers and used a sentiment from Well Scripted. I'm a plain Jane kind of gal - which you may have noticed - but my mother loves bling so I broke down and added some pearls :)

14 comments:

Ann Schach said...

Very pretty, Linda! The pearls are the perfect touch!

Frenchie said...

MISS LIDA I LOVE YOUR CARD'S YOU INSPIRE ME. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR PPA COMMENT'S. I KNOW YOUR ALWAYS THERE TO SEE THEM..... I LOOK FORWARD YO THEM. MISS LINDA I'M HAVING A HARD TIME FINDING A WAY TO COVER MY TREAT CUPS. SO MY CANDY CAN BE EATEN AFTER WARDS. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP. THANK YOU.MY E- MAIL...
frenchiee.2848@gmail.com

Tara Bilbao said...
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Tara Bilbao said...

This is so pretty Linda. I love the color combination. You have simplicity down to an art.

Patti MacLeith said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I wish that most of my cards got mailed right off, but most of them are in a box! I work on that all the time, though, trying to send cards to bring some cheer to friends and family. This card is wayyyyyy too pretty to sit in a box!

Debbie Henderson said...

Your mom will love this card. Love how you inked the stamped image. Great card!

Dallas said...

This is a wonderful card --

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your card is so gorgeous. I love those colors and the pearls really pop. Hugs,

Mary said...

This is such a beautiful Mothers Day card. I love the way that you colored your flowers and then added pearls. It truly is a beautiful card.

Mary

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Beautiful card, Linda.

Mother's Day is going to be so hard for me this year... but maybe I can turn to the idea of remembering & honoring my Mom.

Mary Fish said...

Stunning simplicity. Love the halfback pearls. Hugs, M

Kris said...

beautiful card!!!:)))

maryr917 said...

this is such a pretty card-simpe yet so elegant looking

Melissa said...

What is not to love? It's wonderful!