Sunday, March 25, 2012

Happy Easter - 2 Challenges

Hey, the weekend is almost over.   How did that happen?
My friend Kris hosted a card making event on Saturday.  We had sooooo much fun!  I've met so many wonderful women through this obsession hobby of mine.  It's such a blessing.

In addition to the cards we made on Saturday, I managed to find a few minutes late today to create a card for 2 challenges.

CAS-ual Fridays CFC #45
We've been challenged to use a project using pastels and black.

Retro Sketches RS#4

I've played along at CAS-ual Friday's many times. It's one of my favorite challenge blogs.  But, this is my first time joining in at retro sketches.  Ya' gotta love that hand drawn, coffee stained sketch!  How fun :)

Anyway, my card combines both challenges.  Take a look...

When the CAS-ual Friday's challenge was to use pastels with black, I knew that I wanted to use a soft yellow.  We have some beautiful yellow tulips blooming; so that's the reason yellow came to my mind right away.
I kept this card fairly simple.  Since I wanted to use just the one pastel color with black, I added some texture to the card base.  Interest without added colors.  For the blooms in my stamped image, I added just a touch of color with a Prismacolor pencil.  The rest is pretty straightforward.
I'm going to have to cut short this post.  Tomorrow is a work day and I've still got some things to accomplish before bedtime.
Thanks for taking a look!

What's in it?
card stock: barely banana, whisper white (SU)
stamps: easter blossoms (SU)
ink: onyx black (Versafine)
other: lace impressions plate (PTI), sand colored pencil (Prismacolor), standard circles large die (Spellbinders), dimensional adhesive, corner rounder


  1. So dreamy and beautiful! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Great job combining the 2 challenges Susie! The soft yellow is so soothing and elegant with the delicate image! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at RetroSketches!

  3. Susie, this is really beautiful! LOVE the soft colors and that embossing is excellent! Thank you so much for playing with us at RetroSketches this week!

  4. Love this sketch & totally love your card! That impression bg is awesome!

  5. This is so pretty and the embossed background is perfect with it.

  6. WoW! Susie this is so pretty! I love the texture on this card. :)
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at RetroSketches!

  7. Oh my Susie this card is stunning! Love the little touch of black and that fabulous embossed background.

  8. Love your soft and pretty CAS card!!

  9. Lovely - Hope you'll join me at 52 Card Pickup...there's a giveaway this week!


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