I came upon Crafting Life's Pieces, via a link to a link to a link (in other words, I'm not sure how I got there), and I am so glad I did. I was just blown away by the gorgeous cards there, and what made it even better is they also have a monthly sketch challenge blog. So, while the card above doesn't even come close to the loveliness I found there, I am happy with how it turned out.
What took me forever was taking a picture of it. I purposely used very pale pinks, blues and greens, with the black as a strong contrast, and I had a heck of a time getting my camera to pick the pale colors up. I'm not very good at photography as it is, so this about did me in. But, I finally got close enough to the real thing that I was satisfied.
What I really love about this card is the stamp. It's Stampin' Up's Elements of Style, and I've coveted it forever. But appearances are deceiving. It's actually the digital version of the stamp! I was so excited when I discovered it for sale at the Stampin' Up website, because I've just not had the money to buy the rubber version. And best of all, while the rubber version would have been too large for my card, I was able to size the digital version down a bit, and I couldn't be happier.
My Mind's Eye Lost and Found papers
My Mind's Eye Lush papers
Stampin' Up Elements of Style digital stamp
Stampin' Up Best Wishes stamp
Black paper from scraps
EK Success border punch
Sizzix Branch w/Leaves die
Sizzix Architectural Accent #3 die
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One
Distress Inks Bundled Sage
Distress Inks Tea Dye
Recollections pearl stickers
seam binding died pale pink
stick pins I made
mulberry paper flowers from stash
Crafting Life's Pieces--sketch challenge
Make It Monday--anything goes
Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps--birthday
Aud Sentiments Challenge--use a sentiment with two words
Stampavie and More--More than three layers.