Wednesday, April 29, 2009


After mostly cleaning up my rearranged stamp area I set out to work on Stacey's Jewelry Color Inspiration challenge for this week. I always want to but somehow don't get to it. This week I combined her colors with the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday sketch challenge.

I also finally took the advice of Steph and my mom to take my pictures outside. I love the result, though the Certainly Celery clashes with my TicTac green house! Editted to add: The four square panels were embossed with a fun square stitched embossing Cuttlebug folder.

After dinner it's back down to work on some other sketches. Have you played along with this week's Unscripted Sketch yet? Check it out!


Paper: Certainly Celery, Whispher White, Perfect Plum
Ink: Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum
Stamps (SU!): Tag Time, Thank You Kindly
Other: ribbon, Making memories hardware, Cuttlebug embossing folder


  1. Fab card, wish I weren't so busy today! BR-T

  2. Love the embossed stitching on the square panels:) Thanks for taking time to play the JCI 34 this week, Caryl! I'll have to check out the unscripted sketch:)

  3. I love the look of the stitching! Is that embossing?

  4. LOVE that beautiful little table the card is on!


  5. Hello! Just found you on Steph's blog. Your blog is super cute! Love your card. You're right - outside photo's are just so much more vivid. I've got to find a place to start taking mine outside! I just signed up to follow your blog - would love for you to follow mine as well! Nice to "meet" you!

  6. Isn't it amazing how many challenges are out there!! Very pretty card, the embossed stitching around your squares is such a great detail. Love the soft colors too!

  7. I just Love those embossed stitched squares!! Even with some large color blocks, the whole card looks really delicate. I suppose that's appropriate since it is started from a color challenge based on jewelry! :> I also love that you thought out of the box and used metal and ribbon for your gray/silver!! :>

  8. This is terrific! I like the embossed stitching.

    When you can't take your photogrpahy outside, set up your project against a white backdrop ( I use a white towel on my table and a piece of white posterboard for my bckground. Use a "daylight" bulb (found in a big box hardware store) in a clamp light fixture. Turn off any overhead lights (which can cause an orange cast to your photos). This is the combo I find works best for me.


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