Sunday, March 13, 2011

Courage..fyi

hello! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and that it is nice where you are. We had temps here in Nashville in the mid 70's yesterday and, though we spent the whole day in the Twilight convention, it was so so nice to have some official Spring weather! Not sure how long it will last and I always think it's funny to see people with flip flops on the first chance they get! I love flip flops, don't you?

Today's card uses this weeks Verve sketch by Maureen. It has a tilted panel, which I love, and room for a flower. I just LOVE flowers. In real life, not so much but as embellishments I am addicted to them. Here is Maureen's sketch:


I also found out about a NEW sketch challenge called "FYI". Teresa Kline is the Guest Designer this month, so I had to play along! This week is their very first one so go over and play along! Here is the GORGEOUS inspiration picture:





Are those towers not gorgeous?!?! Wow. I love this picture!  So, combining those two challenges, I came up with this card:






I wanted to pull the pink from the sky, the shimmer from the buildings, and the bead-like quality of the tower base. I think I captured everything I wanted to capture here. This was a fun challenge and I cannot wait to play again! I hope you guys will check it out. I love challenges and it's always fun to find new ones!

Have a happy Sunday and thanks for stopping by!!!


Stamps: Blue Skies (Verve); French Script bkgd (SU)
Card Stock: Vanilla (Papertrey); Pink Pirouette (SU); 
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU)
Extras: Flower (Prima from Two Peas in a Bucket); Pearls (pizzazz-a-plenty)





18 brownkowments:

StephC said...

My gosh, this is fabulous! I love your take on the inspiration photo. So glad you joined us for our first challenge. Hope you'll play along again! :)

Laurie said...

So pretty Keva! I love the text in the background and your flower is amazing!

Mrs Ham said...

You did a great job of combining the challenges. I love that flower and bling. Wonderful card. Are you feeling better.

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, Keva, I'm really loving this!! Gorgeous flower and love that layout! Ironic that your sentiment is about courage...it would have taken some courage for those architects to build that wild structure - lol! Thanks for joining us in the FYI challenge...hope to see you participating again!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow girl, this is amazing...I too luv embellies and this flower is gorgeous...beaitful card!.....we have had some warm weather too in VA....I am also a flip flop kinda of gal...have a super week sweet girl!

enjoy *~*

I'm Renee said...

Gorgeous!
Love the flower!
And I was thinking last night...
"time to paint the toes super fabby...
and get new flippies!"
I live in them from Spring till almost Winter...
we Southerner's...:)

Dana said...

I almost applied to be on the DT for FYI a few months ago! I love your take on the photo. Such creativity here girl! The middle of that flower is GORGEOUS!

Mad for Paper said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Great take on the inspiration photo. Love all the details.
TFS
Ang

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Wow!! This card is stunning Keva!! I adore that sparkly strip!! And your flower is fabulous!! I just got some of these the other day, and have yet to use one. Love this card!!

kasia c. said...

Keva this card is just gorgeous! LOVE your take on the inspiration photo. Glad to hear you are getting some spring-like weather. :)

Hey I'd love to hear about the artwork you're planning to get. Or about what you have now. Have an awesome time on your trip. :)

Laura Isham said...

love how you used the sketch! The colors are gorgeous and sophisticated. They flower is stunning. Love it!

dstandard said...

Beautiful card and interpretation of the picture! Thanks for playing with use this week!

Valerie said...

Gorgeous take on the FYI challenge - love your the metallic elements and the color. Thanks for playing along with us!

Brenda said...

The shimmer is so pretty! How beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us at FYI in such a lovely way!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous card!! Great use of the sketch, excellent sentiment, and love the Prima flower!! Congrats on your win!!

 

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