Monday, January 25, 2010

Sweet Sunday #53 (for real)

Well, I'm only about 48 hours late this time, but here it is...this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!!!

In my quest to use my had-to-have-this-set-or-I-might-die purchased stamps this year (and not let them sit for months uninked and unloved in my Stamp Cabinet), I was very proud to have inked up and used this Blooming Button Bits set from PTI within a few days of receiving it last week (which is probably some kind of record for me for non-DT stamps!!). So here's a look at my take on the sketch:

I'm pretty happy with it overall, except for those darn leaves. They just don't feel right. It definitely needed them, but I don't think I placed them well - they just seem unbalanced or something. Oh well!! But I do love the color combo, it's one of my favorites!! The photo isn't great (another last-minute, taken-at-night kind of photo and this was the best I could even after I photoshopped it to within an inch of it's life!). For example, those flowers are actually a really vibrant Pure Poppy / Real Red color IRL, not that gross orange-y color they look in the photo. {sigh}.

If you haven't already, be sure to stop by the other Sweet Sunday Stampers' blogs to see what they've done with the sketch...
don't forget to stop on by to see:
Then play along with us and post your creation using Mr. Linky over on Karen's Blog!

I'll be back shortly with another post....I'll be doubling up on posts for the next few days while I play catch-up after not having internet for the past 4-5 days!!! UGH. So sorry in advance for the multiple posts. I'll be prepared for your "unsubscribes"...LOL!

6 comments:

Chris said...
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Chris said...

{argh...deleted my last entry for misspellings, sigh.}

What I wanted to say was that I don't comment like I should but I read every one of your blog entries! :) I think the leaves look great and the card is perfect!

Alex said...

Gorgeous card Jen!! I love those big buttons! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Savitri said...

Wow, GORGEOUS!!!! Lov the buttons!!!!

Karen Giron said...

Oh yeah, I've had my eye on all of these button bits sets! I just haven't put them in my cart yet, lol! I don't know what you are talking about - those leaves look great! Love the color combo :D

Lynn said...

This is fantastic!!! The three stamped flowers, buttons and leaves within the circle look awesome and I love your color combo!