Sunday, 8 April 2012

Retro Sketches

I found a challenge called Retro Sketches... I haven't been keen on following sketches of late as many seem totally over the top as far as components are concerned, but this one appealed to my CAS style.

 I decided to use some of the Stampin' Up DP which Mandi gave me recently, to mount the central panel.
 It was quite a job to find a blue ink which matched the paper, so the image was inked with a couple of different inks to tone in with the paper... it almost works!
I embossed the top layer with what I think may be a Sizzix embossing folder decorated with palest blue pearls.
The tag was made with a Spellbinder die which I extended slightly to fit the Kaisercraft sentiment. The flower, which has an edging of Glamour Dust, is superimposed by a Memory Box Fuchsia die cut. 
I do find getting a decent image of a mainly white card quite tricky, this is about the best that Picasa could do with it!

27 comments:

  1. Hi Chrissie
    Gorgeous card .... Love the embossed background
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  2. Gorgeous card Chrissie
    I adore this EF it looks so lovely with the pearls

    x

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  3. Fabulous card - loving the embossing folder and the pearls hit just the right note.

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  4. beautiful take on the sketch, chrissie!!

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  5. another fabbie creation, love the trellised background, congrats on another lovely feature in the Craft Stamper
    hugs

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  6. That is a gorgeous card Chrissie. That Memory Box die looks wonderful.

    Anne

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  7. Oh heck I haven't got that fuchsia die. Stunning beautiful card Chrissie.
    luv
    Debby

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  8. Very pretty card. Love your take on the sketch. x

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  9. your card is gorgeous! I love it!

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  10. Love the little blue pearls they really show off that embossed diamond.

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  11. I love the embossed background with the pearls. And the layers of stamped flower and die cut are gorgeous!

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  12. gorgeous Chrissie... I found retro sketches a couple of weeks ago too... love how simple they are

    jen xxx

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  13. What a gorgeous card Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  14. Very pretty and lovely embossing.

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  15. That's the embossing folder I've been looking for!~ Can you check and see if there's a name on it? Beautiful card!! I might need to check out that challenge!

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  16. Elegant and sweet! I love that embossing folder.

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  17. Such a lovely card, your embossed bakcground is pretty!!

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  18. WOW, WOW, WOW. This is beautiful. I like the fuschia die cut, will have to check it out ... more spending no doubt. Oh Chrissie, what have you done?
    Love Sheila x

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  19. Yep I like the CAS-ness of this sketch too!
    Beautiful card Chrissie, I love the delicate fuchsia die cut :0)
    Jenny x

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  20. such a pretty creation just love it, so elegant, also thank you for your lovely comment, as pairs go I only no one type (shame on me)
    Hugs Kate xx

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  21. So gorgeous Chrissie! LOVE the embossing! Great details, too! Thank you so much for joining us this week at RetroSketches!

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  22. This is gorgeous,Chrissie. I love the soft blue and white color combo, and that embossing is just beautiful. Ann Y.

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  23. Another beautiful card Chrissie :) Viv xx

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  24. Love this Chrissie, the embossed background looks beautiful - might have to try and recreate on my Hougie. Caggy x

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  25. This is soooo pretty! Love all your attention to detail.

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  26. Stunning. So beautifully clean and the colours are so classic. Love this.

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Thank you so much for popping by, I appreciate your comments!
Thanks,
Chrissie