Monday, September 16, 2013

Fall Floral Thinking of You...My Creative Time Designer Challenge, Retrosketches #81

Monday: scattered-all-over-the-place day at work! My highlight was posting my card for Bev's birthday earlier, and hoping she had a fabulous day kept a smile on my face, even though there were moments where I was ready to ka-boom.  Just some little explosions that wanted out, but I held them back.  One of the teachers gave me chocolate.  Everything was suddenly very good...

I'm back with another mini card for two challenges: My Creative Time Designer Challenge, where we were invited to draw inspiration from this 'many possibilities' lovely fall image:


Helpless with a sketch to guide me, I went for a stroll and found this week's Retrosketches #81, and my eye was drawn immediately to Arielle's Hello sample.  Net result: my card is, truly, a 'shameless copy' of hers!  Paper is from My Mind's Eye, and all my stamps/dies are from My Creative Time.  I used the 'button' set once again - this time the flower - for the little floral openings.  Thank you, Arielle, for the inspiration!



Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit adds sparkle to my day!!

9 comments:

  1. It's been a completely wonderful day, Carol. If you have any pooh-pooh moments at work this week, just think about the most incredible birthday anyone could ever have. It's been just that. So glad you're a part of the fun! And your card is gorgeous. Lovely colors, and I just adore those sequins! Bev

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  2. so pretty...love the bling and the colors!

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  3. Oh...I love how you cut out the flower shapes...nice job! Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge. :)

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  4. No way is this a copy!! It's totally, uniquely your own and I love it! It's gorgeous - those sequins are awesome...I STILL have to add some to my stash! The really do bring out something a little extra special on a card, don't they?! They certainly have on yours :) I also really like the flower attached to the sentiment with it's own little sequin - it really ties it all together! Oh how I wish your day wasn't so frustrating for you - but chocolate really does make everything better! And, bonus, when your mouth is full of it, it stops you from saying ALL the things you *really* want to say...sometimes that's a good thing!! ha ha!!

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  5. Gosh this is a cute idea with the sequins as the centre of the flower! I'm loving those warm colours too.

    Sorry to you had "one of those days". Hope things pick up and you can put it all behind you. Bring on the happy days!

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  6. So pretty, Carol, with gorgeous, subtle colours and splendid sequins! What a good end to a challenging and chocolate enhancing day! Anita :)

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  7. Yes, chocolate fixes everything!!!

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the depth and dimension that you have created in this wonderfully yummy floral pretty! The sequins look so good in the center of the flowers. Of course, the stitched mat and banner look great, as does the flower that sits just a bit off the card - nice touch!

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  8. LOL...nothing wrong with a 'shameless copy' - lovely, pretty version of the sketch and the bling adds that little bit of something special! Thanks for playing along this week!

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  9. Super cute take on this challenge Carol!!

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