Friday, June 17, 2011

Lily Pad Challenge - Lucy Fine Lines

This week is a sketch challenge at Lily Pad Cards

Our sponsor is one of my favorites.... Memory Box!  Memory Box  provided the team with the beautiful Tree of Birds. I am lucky enough to be on the Design Team and have a large selection of beautiful papers and stamps to play with. :) 

Here are two cards I designed using Lucy's beautiful sketch:
The Adore Peony Collage G1433 was the perfect design as it has the two striking flowers point upwards like the sketch. :) I stamped the collage stamp over the beautiful Valise paper. (I love this paper it was printed on kraft and has such wonderful background prints)

The image was colored with watercolor pencils and a waterbrush. After dry the flowers were covered in glossy accents. 

The butterflies (Periwinkle - B1181) were stamped on vellum using Ranger Archival Ink Coffee and colored with watercolor pencils.

The sentiment (Thank You - B1751) was stamped on the backside of the Valise paper using the Ranger Archival Ink.  The background is green vellum embossed using a Sizzix embossing folder and sponged with vintage photo to make the embossing pop.

The second card .

The second card follows the same design but the flowers are colored with a lighter shade of pink.  The paper is still the Memory Box Valise collection. The butterflies are stamped on the kraft cardstock.   The sentiment Love is another Memory Box stamp.

Here is the sketch:
All the details of the challenge are at the Lily Pad Blog.

Design Team: Alice Wertz, Deborah Nolan, Lin Brandyberry, Nancy Krueger, Sherri Thompson, Vicki Papaioannou

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. both of these are so beautiful Suzz. They look very quaint and vintage-y. That stamp is perfect for the sketch

  2. WOW!! Beautiful cards. Those butterflys look like that have just fluttered by and sat on the card. Very elegant and pretty.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Wow, these are both gorgeous Sue, love the colors and the designs!

  4. So beautiful, Sue! Perfect for this time of year. And I was excited to see the Valise paper, as I just ordered some and it's on the way! Can't wait to play with it!

  5. Suzanne, these are breathtaking! I love every little detail you used. THanks for providing such nice inspiration!

  6. Both are beautifully created in true Suzz fashion! Love the added Glossy accents on the top on, the butterfiles are wonderful embellies!

  7. I love the softness of these cards. You always use the perfect stamps. Lovely!

  8. Gorgeous...both of these cards are just sheer gorgeous-ness, Sue! I love all the perfectly wonderful details you've added.

  9. Oh Sue, you stun me every time with your fabulous designs. You have such technical skill but a true talent for creating beautiful things. These are two gorgeous cards that anyone would be so delighted to receive.
    Lesley Xx

  10. Oh, these are both stunning! Love the drops on the first card. Beautiful!

  11. OMG; this is breathtaking. I can look at beauties like this for a whole day :) There are so many gorgeous details. I love the colors you used, the butterflies, the flowers...sigh.....

  12. Oh my goodnes! I love them both. I especially love the peachy colored, but the purple is striking too. :)

  13. They are both just too beautiful for words! I can't pick!

  14. Both of these cards are so pretty Suzanne! Love both soft color combos and the Vintagey background!

  15. I love your card! ...Memory Box Stamps are my all time favorite! Your blog is so inspirational! I love it!

  16. These are both beautiful! Love the collage effect with the flowers and butterflies!


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