My Favorite Things Sketch #261, Colour Q #322, TE Share Joy Challenge #16, SSS Wednesday – 30 December

Hello … bonjour!  Have you had a little space for some card making?  I have … it’s been soooo nice just playing … especially with a new goodie or two!  Here’s a card that was made on Friday, which has been waiting patiently to get into the limelight …

MFT Sketch 261, CQ 322, TE Share Joy 16, SSSW 30-12I die cut the MFT leaves from gold foil, card and vellum and fixed them onto a MFT pierced rectangle (from the Lake House stash … thanks Bev, I think!), leaving the card and vellum ones a little free towards the top.   The PTI sentiment was white embossed on black and was adhered over a slip of polka dot vellum (don’t you just love when the polka dots hide the glue?).  I lightly sponged the card base with a halo of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, mounted the finished leaf panel on foam tape over the top and scattered on a sequin or five.

My card was inspired by …

My Favorite Things Sketch – see below

Colour Q – Basic Black, Coastal Cabana (my closest colour … it’s closer IRL!), Gold, White

TE Share Joy Challenge – Keep It Clean and Simple (still no none Christmassy TD goodies!)

SSS Wednesday – Party (well, it is the big day!)

Hope your weekend has been wonderful!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


TE Share Joy Challenge          Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

34 thoughts on “My Favorite Things Sketch #261, Colour Q #322, TE Share Joy Challenge #16, SSS Wednesday – 30 December

  1. kerstin462kesu

    Very clean and elegant Anita! Tell me, where do you find polka dot vellum? I always have problems with glueing vellum, and as you say, the polka dots would do the trick. Wishing you a wonderfully crafty 2016!

  2. serendipitydragonfly

    Happy New year Anita. What a eonderful CAS card. Love the different textures you’ve achieved with the different cardstock and vellum.


    Karen xxx

  3. hobbitnoll

    This card is so soft and elegant!! I love the blue and the different textures you used for this. Fantastic design!!

  4. BarbGhig

    Gorgeous card, Anita! I love how you used gold foil, blue cardstock, and vellum for the leaves and the strip of polka dot vellum is fabulous! You did an amazing job combining the sketch and color combo…Love it!

  5. kimheggins

    So beautiful Miss Anita…just beautiful. I love the clean look you created with those fresh colors and fabulous sentiment.

  6. born57

    Oh this is just beautiful ,Anita! I love the pretty colors with vellum and gold! Enjoy your bit of fun card making. Hugs!

  7. Michele F

    FAnstastic! One can never go wrong with a polka dotted slip of vellum, in my humble opinion! I adore that ever so subtle blended blue, Anita! Freshly Made Sketches has the perfect spot for this one, too!

  8. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    This card is truly gorgeous! Wonderful layers, that dotted strip of vellum and especially your subtle background sponging elevates this card to top level card making!

  9. Cathy R

    This is so pretty Anita, love the soft blues and the vellum. I think I may have this leaf set but have neglected it as yet! Happy crafting, Cathy x

  10. Bev

    Stunning. Yep. Love this one sweet girl. Those leaves are amazing in all those pretty colors and textures. And the polkie dotted vellum is awesome! I’m calling this one a winner. Love it!! Miss you! Ah….the Lake House…..

  11. Sarah Gray

    Happy New Year, Anita! I am glad that you have enjoyed some crafty time over the Christmas break. This is beautiful – love the different textures and the soft blue on the base!

  12. Virginia L.

    Beautiful use of elements, Anita! Love the layering! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Party” Challenge! Hope your New Year is off to a great start!

  13. djkardkreations

    This is another winner, Anita, if you ask me!! In fact, it’s another card that is just crying out to live in a shadow box on a wall! That light blue behind your focus pocus makes it look so ethereal and gives it so much awesome depth!! Miss you, mon ami! Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

  14. Geri G

    yep…I’m with Darnell….we are definitely talking Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner with this soft and beautifully simple creation! Velum, cardstock, and gold foil – stunning simplicity! Adore the perfectly sponged background…beautifully soft.

  15. Brenda L.

    What a beautiful card Anita! I love the different papers you have used, gives such interest to the card. I also love the polka dot vellum! Hugs, Brenda

  16. Bobby

    I was thinking I’d like those leaves and now I know I need them. This is fabulous, Anita, with the variety of papers and the pale blue inking.

  17. cmayne

    Sighhh…gold foil, blue cardstock,vellum leaves AND polka dot vellum makes for a delicate, lovely, frond-fabulous card! As the others before me have made clear: this is a stunning winner in every respect!


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