Saturday, February 12, 2011

First a Skip and then a Hop!


 Hello Everyone!

If you're following along on today's skip you should be arriving from Holley's Hobbies. If you've missed anyone you can go back to the top at the OWH Stars & Stamps Blog.

The basic idea behind this skip was that each participant would receive the exact same supplies to create a Spring card. We were allowed to add embellishments of our own choosing. It's an interesting experiment to see what a wide and varied assortment of final designs can come from the same materials.

I used my watercolor pencils to color the image because they'd make it easier for me to achieve the softer feel that I wanted. I decided that I would take my inspiration from the dotted paper and incorporated "curves" throughout my design.  The edge is trimmed with a scalloped scissor, I rounded the corners of the image, the base of the image backer and the punches framing the sentiment have rounded edges too.



As you can see in this shot I also added a piece of the purple printed paper to the edge of the inside. Since the front edge of my card is cut slightly shorter than the standard 4.25" doing this helps make the scalloped edge show up a bit better.



If you've enjoyed today's skip be sure to sign up for the March 5th OWH Bunny Hop! They are always full of inspiration and often lots of blog candy and surprises along the way. You can sign up HERE right now. Don't miss it!


Your next stop on today's skip is Seongsook's Creations...

Here is a list of today's skip stops in case you're lost...

1) Stars and Stamps
2) Barb
3) Yolanda
4) Cindy
5) Sandy
6) Karen
7) Marianne
8) Holley
9) Paula
10) Seongsook
11) Cora

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!
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40 comments:

helloholley said...

OmGoodness Paula!! I knew your card would be fab.....but it really blows me away!!! Your coloring is perfect....shading,depth....AWESOME job!!! But I'm not surprised, your cards are always beautiful!!!
Happy Skippin';)

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

I love your coloring - you did achieve the softness - spring - when will it come????

Wonderful card.

Barb Housner

Shirley G said...

nice card, I like decorative edges...very cute

Kajikit said...

Beautiful job...

Cyn said...

very beautiful card!

Kimberley Martini Young said...

Enjoyed how you colored the flower and bunny so softly.

Yolanda said...

Lovely card. I like how you have part of the ribbon down over the image and the softness of the whole thing.

Cora said...

A beautiful card. So interesting to see all the different takes

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

How sweet! I just love how you tied your ribbon--so distinctive. . . .

Conniecrafter said...

so sweet, great coloring!!

Caryl P said...

Fabulous card! I love the look of the image done with watercolors, just beautifully soft.

Joanne M said...

love how you colored the image and how you used the papers -nice job !

Robin said...

this is such a pretty card Paula!
thanks for sharing

Operation Write Home said...

Wow so CUTE!! Love your coloring, and the tip for highlighting the scallopy edge is great. Thanks for inspiring us!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Beautiful card Paula! I agree your coloring with the pencils is fabulous!

Nana Connie said...

Love the coloring you did! Perfect shading and yet so soft and simple in its effect. Fabulous! The card design is wonderful. I'm going to have to become a follower of your blog! :-)

Seongsook Duncan said...

Bearutiful, beautiful! Love your coloring. You are my inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

pat said...

very pretty card...soft colors and decorative edges are perfect

Debby said...

very pretty,love how you attached the ribbon.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, I just love your card. That ribbon is a great touch. TFS.

AllisonG said...

I love the way you layered all the different patterned papers. That's always a bit intimidating for me to work with so many patterns, but yours is beautiful! I also really like the green ribbon at the top. Thanks too for explaining about the strip of patterned paper on the inside edge of the card to make the scalloped edge stand out. I will have to try that technique! Awesome job, Paula.

tammy fletcher said...

Super job...thanks for sharing. Love the "skip"...don't always have time for a whole hop.

Martha said...

So sweet a card! I've got to say that Barb selected terrific papers and stamped image. Everyone's cards are so fun.

Cindy's Card Co said...

Love it, the coloring is so nice and soft. Don't you love seeing how everyone else did their card?

SaDeBuque said...

very very cute! i am loving the lavender/lime color combo! very cute card too Paula!

grandmalee said...

Awesome card! Love how you used the purple DP in different areas! LOVE your coloring, and your layout is superp! The edges are gorgeous!

Ann said...

Great card Paula!!! I love how you colored the image and think adding patterned paper to inside each is a super idea!!

Marianne said...

Paula,
What a wonderful job of coloring - it is amazing how soft and smoothe it loosk. Lovely card.

Disp6194 said...

cute cute cute I love the rounded corners and scallop border!

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Paula,
It's a pleasure for me to stop by and see you awesome card! I love how you colored your sweet bunny and think your card really is bright and FUN!

It's also nice to be able to make it through as blog hops are way too hard and long for me!!

Great idea!!!
Lis

Kath said...

Love the layers tied together by the ribbon!

Brennen said...

I love what you did with the ribbon. So simple yet it adds so much interest. TFS

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Paula! I love the scalloped edge, and the shading you got with your watercolors. Thanks for all you do for OWH.

Karen Y said...

Love how you added the purple to make the front of your card even what a nice touch to a wonderful card. I am a new follower.
Thank you,
Karen
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karenscreativeramblings.blogspot.com

Nancy Keller said...

These bunnies are just amazing! I'm having so much fun. :) Thanks for sharing your version of the kit! I love what you did with it!

Cut n Paste said...

Beautiful! I love the soft look you achieved!

pennyd said...

Wonderful - I love the coloring on your bunny.

Sherry Hickey said...

Paula, it has been such fun and so educational to see how each crafter interpreted the kit. Your card is beautiful; I especially love the watercolor pencil coloring and your ribbon treatment!

Teresa Jenkins said...

So cute! love the scallop and your shading on the bunny is so cute!

Karen said...

Paula, your colouring is so elegant and gentle! Just right for this image. Could you let me know where the image came from as I'd love to find out and use it in my charity cardmaking. Thanks for sharing.

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