Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy Birthday, Cardabilities!!!

In January of last year, Cardabilities made its debut with sketches designed for cardmakers. We are celebrating Cardabilities's first birthday with lots of fun sketches and some great prizes to give away to some lucky participants.

Every Wednesday this month, there will be a new sketch on the Cardabilities blog. This is in addition to the regular sketches that we will have on the 15th and 30th of January (six sketches in all for this month!). All you have to do is make a card using the sketch as your inspiration and add your link to the appropriate list on the Cardabilities blog. To start off our month-long celebration, here is sketch #19:




Here is my take on the sketch:


I found some pretty pink scalloped paper in a little packet from Making Memories, and it is just a wee bit longer than my card. I thought it fit with the sketch pretty well, so I used the pink color as my inspiration point. The carnations from I Brake for Stamps are watercolored with distress inks, and I added a pale hint of green to the white space around the carnations. After I adhered the colored carnations and the sentiment to the card, I used the Splatter technique from Technique Junkies all over the card. The last thing I added was the the three little pink flowers from Prima.

I hope you participate in the sketches this month, because you don't want to miss out on your chance to win the great prizes being given away. Come on back here every Wednesday this month to see what I've created with the special Cardabilities sketches for the big birthday bash! :-)

Stamps: January carnation & Every Day Phrases (I Brake for Stamps) - use coupon code SAVE10HOLLY to save 10% off your order
Ink:Versafine Onyx Black, Worn Lipstick, Bundled Sage, Spun Sugar, Old Paper
CS: watercolor paper, Black
Other: May Arts suede sage ribbon, prima flowers, aquapainter, Making Memories pink scallop paper

11 comments:

~amy~ said...

I love what you've done with the sketch....such a pretty card...everything pops off of the black background...

Martha said...

its beautiful!

Cardabilities said...

love the flowers, love what you did with the sketch!

True :) said...

Oh WOW!!!!
Very pretty! Love the colors, tattered papers and the flowers!
Hugs,
True :D

Verna Angerhofer said...

Just stunning and I love carnations as they are my favorite flower. Do yours have that great fragrant smell too. :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- this is a stunning card- the flowers are gorgeous and I love the layout- so pretty!

Joan Ervin said...

WOOOOOOOW!!!!! Is this ever Gorgeous, Holly!!!!! You know I love all the fabulous details on this beauty...AWESOME work!!!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love your Carnations, Holly. What a beautiful background you have created with the ribbon and roses embellishments. Beautiful. Hugs, Gayle.

Luz Maria Bruna said...

This is so pretty and soft!

Jessica T said...

This is stunning! Love the pretty colours on the black base, wonderful take on the sketch xx

SuzanneK said...

Gorgeous creation.