Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Seize The Birthday Sketch #9 Feminine

It's time for another Seize The Birthday sketch challenge and this time the team is asking for a feminine card. 

I decided to play with some patterned papers and here is the card I made:

Paper: cardstock (PTI); designer paper ( MME: Happy Go Lucky); Neenah
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Copic markers
Stamps: Purple Onion Designs; PTI (sentiment)
Other: dimensional foam; Spellbinders Label 18 die; MFT Grass die

It was fun playing with patterned papers again, I have plenty but don't use it often in such big pieces like a background.  I enjoyed paper piecing the flower from POD.

I  was happy I thought of the grass die or otherwise I would have been stumped for the sentiment, again.  I created an edge around teh Spellbinders die by firt embossing it with a stylus and then carefully going around that edge with a Copic marker.

We can definitely feel the weather changing, thank goodness as we had some really hot days.  I love it when you can just feel a touch of coolness in the air but the sun continues to shine!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day!


Lin said...

I love your paper-pieced beauty, Brenda! Love the papers you chose, too!

Barb said...

LOVE that patterned paper, Bren, and your paper pieced flower looks so pretty! :)

Trinh said...

Kudos to you for using your PP (I need to do the same)! I love how you created the frame for the flower. And so creative of you to use the grass die for the sentiment! We're warming up over here; I don't want it to get hot yet though - there's too much of that during the summer/fall.

Lisa said...

What a happy and cheerful card Brenda! Love the sweet DPs you've used and the grass border! I'll take a little of your heat, only 36 here today brrr!!

walchowDesign said...

Lovely combination of all the patterned papers, Brenda! Love your idea of stamping the sentiment on the grass!

Lisa said...

This is so cute, B! You know that paper is some of my favorite :)
The sentiment strip is so cute done up on the grass!
Weather here was really nice- by the time you arrive it should be good and warm (hot)! XX

Rosemary said...

can tell you had a fun time playing with your patterned papers... your card is so sweet!

KayM said...

I love that background paper and that adorable flower! Such a cute card! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize The Birthday! :)

Michelle said...

I love your paper-pieced flower, Brenda! Pretty use of pattern papers!

Maureen Morton said...

You used the paper so beautifully, Brenda. This has almost a quilt-like quality that I love. Sweet grass die - good solution! I love the warm days!

alexandra s.m. said...

and a beautiful card it is Brenda!
Perfect for this week-end's st Pat ;-)