Tuesday, January 1, 2013

TST # 99

My oh my where does the time go.  Can you believe that we are at #99 for our sketch challenges at Try Stampin on Tuesday. 

I hope that everyone had a Very Merry Christmas and you are looking forward to the New Year.  I know we had a great Christmas here with our new Grandson opening up lots of presents, mainly for him.  As usual though the paper and boxes were more impressive than the gift at that age. 
This week I needed a Birthday card for a co-worker so that is what I decided to do for the sketch. 

When I first saw this sketch I had so many ideas in my head, but then when I started I was stuck because of the colour combination that I had picked.  You see the person this card is for is a girly-girl and I wanted it to be soft and "girly" looking.  However I didn't quite have the right shade of pink to go with the DSP that I had chosen so I had to compromise and combine red and pink together to get my balance.
Instead of a bow I went with a pin/bead embellishment and then accented the smaller circle with pearls which also mimicked the pearls on either end of the pin. 
The colours did not show up as nicely as they are in living colour but I was none the less happy with the final outcome.  

As a final note for today I would like to wish everyone the best for a Safe and Happy New Year! 

Thanks for stopping by during this hectic time of year.


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  1. Nancy this is awesome. I love the pin with the beads. I am not good at using these and making them look good! This is such a fabulous card, I know you friend will love it. So pretty!

  2. Hi Nancy this is a gorgeous card. I love how you used the pin. It looks amazing & the colour is so pretty as well. Happy New Year

  3. This is such a perfect card for a 'girly' girl. I love the flower image and how you used a pin with beads to embellish the ribbon. Happy new year to you and your family :)

  4. I think this turned out really pretty! I love the pin with beads, and the pearls.



  5. Hello, dear friend! I LOVE that pin more than anything I've seen lately--seriously gorgeous! Did you make it yourself?! LOVE. The rest of the card is equally fabulous and I just adore the soft pink you used! HUGS and Happy New Year--here's to the best in 2013!!!

  6. Gorgeous! Nancy, I love the elegance of this card. I wish I had your gift for making pretty things.

  7. Nancy, Happy New Year to you and yours!
    Can't help it, but I just love your pins! I also like the way you used it to embellish the ribbon!