Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Playing with my friends Connie and Mary

I have been so busy with regular life stuff lately that I have not been doing anywhere near the amount of challenges I used to.  So I am always glad to play along with my friends when I can. And of course it is a sketch challenge which is my favorite!


Isn't this a fun sketch?!  I have been trying to stick with standard size cards lately since I am making them for customers who don't want to pay the extra postage for square or over bulky cards so that of course adds to the challenge.  Here is my sample....






I think it is one of the first times I have used this beautiful bird and actually liked the way it turned out.  Not sure what I usually don't like about it--may have to look back and see.  But I am happy with this one.  And no extra postage!

Stamps:  Elements of Style
Paper: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip
Other: Lace Ribbon Border punch, chocolate chip marker, silver brad, ribbon.

Happy today!
Mary Jo

7 nice people left a comment:

Nance Leedy said...

Beautiful card--lovely colors and gorgeous use of the sketch too. Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary this week!

Lisa said...

REally pretty, Mary Jo! I see a "Mary" bow! Great color combo! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Mary Brown said...

This branch image is just perfect for the background image! I love the soft colors of it! Thanks for joining us this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is lovely - great colours and a great take on the sketch. Thank you for playing at CCMC this week.

Deb said...

So pretty! I love that you used the cut out bird in place of the circle element! And the lace punch adds the perfect touch to this elegant card! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Connie Babbert said...

Very pretty colors, Mary Jo! That set is such a classic! Thanks for playing along with us this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Renée said...

that flower is my fav image ever and I love what you've done with it! Gorgeous!! thanks for playing along with CCMC :)