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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Swirlydoos Card Round Robin

Hi everyone!  I'm here today to share a card I made for this month's Swirlydoos Card Round Robin.

I was very fortunate to follow Maggi and Paulien in the round robin this month.  They are incredible designers, so I had some wonderful inspiration for this card.

There were 3 requirements to add to your card:  1) a stamped sentiment  2) a tag 3) something rusty.

This was Paulien's card (crazy talented ... right?) which I was to follow:

Here's a tip that I do when I'm in a round robin, and I find I'm focusing too much on the beautiful details of my teammate's card.  I hand draw a little sketch of what they've done and then I use it to fill in with my own details.  (I know it's going to be hard not to laugh at my sketch - I was NEVER known for my drawing ability.  LOL)

Here are the sentiments I used on the card (Flourishes "Tulips for Friends").  The tags, that were included in the beautiful September kit called Vintage Love, are from Prima's gorgeous line "Time Traveler".

My rusty element was my flowers.  I started with one of Prima's Rodanthe flowers and embossed the edges of the petals with Lindy's "Terra Cotta Rust" embossing powder.  

At this point I was thinking "yuck", but I painted on some "Pumpkin" Smooch, sprayed on some TA "Decadence" Chalkboard mist, and things started to look better.

Then I lightly sponged on some "Tuxedo Black" Memento ink here and there.... and I was in love!  LOL.  In order to tie everything together, I painted the pumpkin Smooch on the butterfly, clock, and die cut (from Die-namics "Pretty Blooms").

Here's a little glimpse of the inside.

Thanks so very much for stopping by today.  We are going to be having signups for our October Card Round Robin next week, so stop by the challenge thread and come join us.  The challenge is open to ANYONE, using ANYTHING!!  The more the merrier!  :)

Hope you're enjoying a lovely fall, where ever you live.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea Linda, to do a sketch of the card your following and work from that rather than the card itself, I've never thought of that!