Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired #20 - Valerie Salmon Sketch



Hello everyone and thank you for all your good wishes.

Today's challenge over the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog is to make a card using Valerie Salmon's sketch.



The sketch is wonderful, but somehow I can't seem to be able to make cards from sketches, especially the complex ones. I was ready to give up making this card when I told to myself: "make it your own way!" So I changed it quite a bit, but in the end it came out ok. Still not very satisfied with it though.



















I made this flower for the Emboss Acetate challenge at Cuttlebug Challenge Blog but the I got ill and never made a card with it. I used the Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy embossing folder to emboss the acetate cut out the circle, paint with acrylic.

17 comments:

BettyBee said...

Meda, glad you are feeling a bit better. Your sketch is fine! It's nice to show that not every card from a sketch needs to be "over the top"! Our readers will be happy to see your lovely, clean lines, and beautiful colors. Great acetate flower project, too. Stay well. friend!

Mrs J said...

Sorry to hear you've not been feeling too well Meda, hope you are much better now. Your card has turned out beautifully - you are too hard on yourself! Love the embossed acetate flower, and the paper and colours you've used are just gorgeous.
Bet you're looking forward to next week's challenge - that's one I'm going to struggle with, lol!
Hugs Mrs Jx

Allison said...

lovely card Meda, the flower is fab
AllisonX

Allison said...

lovely card Meda, the flower is fab
AllisonX

cardcrazy said...

I love your idea for the sketch this week!
Peggy

Lea L. said...

How pretty! I love the purple and green together!! Great job with the sketch this week!

~lea

Karen said...

Beautiful color combination and I love the acetate flower on top! Great way to combine 2 challenges! :-)

Eva said...

Meda, your interpretation is awesome!!! And your acetate flower is just gorgeous. I am hoping you continue feeling better!

Christine said...

This is a lovely card, Meda! I love the embossed acetate flower that you created, and the paint just makes the image pop! I love how you layered different element on top of it, too! Wonderful take on the sketch! Thanks so much for sharing!

JennK said...

Wonderful card!1 Simple clean lines are awesome!!

KimmyS said...

This is so elegant. Love the sophisticated feel of the card

Lora said...

Your card is great Meda. I have my card done for the challenge already. Was the 2nd one to post this week (so not like me!) I know what you mean about the sketch though, I struggled a bit too. I'm not too happy with my card but it was fun trying anyway :)
Hope your felling better now.
Lora x

Rosanne said...

A pretty card!

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

Awesome classic card!

Amber said...

Beautiful card Meda - you make the most elegant creations! Thanks for all your help at the CB DT, you're the best:)
Hugs
Amber

Corie said...

Hope you are feeling better -- this is beautiful

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Meda this is so pretty! I love that flower. Thanks for the close up.

Hugs~Becky