Friday, May 9, 2008

Beate Weekend Sketch #47

I find myself using just a plain white card base more and more. I don't know if I'm just in a simple kind of mood lately or if I just really like that clean look. I'm sure it's a little of both, but I've noticed I haven't been using as many embellishments as I usually do. For this Weekend Sketch Challenge I used this little bird from the Anniversary Birds set by Verve Visual and the sentiment from the Great Expectations set. I thought the "hot stuff" sentiment would go well with a brightly-colored bird. The paper is from the Summer Stack (DCWV) and some Wild Wasabi. Make sure you stop by and see what Beate, Cambria, Jenn, Laurie, Lori and MaryJo have created with this sketch. I'm sure they will be fabulous, as usual. Thanks for stopping by today and have a WONDERFUL weekend! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Anniversary Birds, Great Expectations (Verve Visual); Paper- white (Georgia-Pacific), Wild Wasabi (SU), patterned Summer Stack (DCWV); Ink- Onyx Black (Versafine); Accessories- Copic markers, oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Giga scallop oval punch (Marvy Uchida), Old Olive wide grosgrain (SU), paper piercer.

35 comments:

Dottie K. said...

This is stunning. I love the colors and that bird. I use alot of white bases and love the clean look of them. :)

Jenn Balcer said...

Oh, Charmaine. Your creations always make me sigh with happiness! This is a beauty!

beate said...

Wow! Love the card, Charmaine. Love the coloring of your bird, the gorgeous paper and your white card base. It looks wonderful!
Have a great weekend. Hugs and smiles

Flossie's Follies said...

Love that DP and your coloring is fantstic, great card, have a wonderful weekend.

Cambria Turnbow said...

Beautiful INDEED! Love that bird! I also love the paper piercing at the top. :)

Happy Mother's Day!

Lorie said...

Super, super, super cute card! It is such a happy fun card!

Janine said...

Charmaine this is just too sweet!! I love that ribbon... Beautiful!!

2stampis2b said...

Very lovely colors! We are finally seeing an influx of birds here from migration, and this little guy warms my heart!

Lori Craig said...

Oh I love this! Adorable bird!! Cute sentiment! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Alexandra said...

Totally beautiful Charmaine - I love that birdie!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

mjalbright said...

Amazing Charmaine. Love the ribbon, pp, and the paper-piercing you added to the top. Looks great!
Happy Mother's Day:)

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Charmaine, this is GORGEOUS!!!! Really, this is just so beautiful!! I love (o.k. ADORE) the colors...and the DP is so lovely!! The wide white base really adds so much to this card...I just love it!!!

I hope your Mother's Day is a wonderful one!!

Jennifer Love said...

Beautiful card!

I almost always use white bases or kraft bases because they're light enough to write inside without having to add more cardstock inside.

Jillabella said...

ohh this is beautiful! I have been using plan card backings as well lately...I think it's that Spring/Summer clean and fresh feel. I'm not big on birds but you're getting me hooked on this one. xoxo

Samantha said...

Ok so it's official- You are my FAVORITE! I love they way you stamp- Do you think I could borrow your creative brain for a couple of days??

Deborah said...

I am such a fan of the white card stock, it really sets off the main event, to pop out at you! Love your birdie and oh that yummy paper! Have a happy healthy day! How is Savannah feeling? Deb

hemidemisemiquaver said...

Hey baby!!! This card is HOTT!!!!!!

Donna said...

what a great card & I think I'm with you about the clean & simple, I've been doing that a lot too. love your paper piercing line at the top, clever.

Tiffany said...

So pretty! I love that patterned paper. Nice job.

Have a great weekend!

Christi said...

This is gorgeous! I love that clean look. This card makes me so happy! :)

Bethany Paull said...

I love a white card base. I have to stop myself from doing it every time. It lets everything else take center stage. And it's easy for writing inside. I LOVE this card. The colors just POP out at you. I love this "clean, simple" you.

Dawn Easton said...

This is gorgeous Charmaine! I really like the white base too....so clean and crisp!

Mollie said...

Adorable. The colors are so fresh and fun!

I want to get some of the Nestabilities. Do you have any favorite shapes and sizes you'd recommend? I want to buy everyone available, but my hubby would kill me and then I wouldn't be able to use any of them. LOL!

Carolyn King said...

I LOVE the plain white base---love the look *i just have a hard time taking the pictures.

This card is just the cutest!!! love it!

Jennifer Buck said...

How beautiful is this! I love this stamp set! What a gorgeous card! TFS! Have a wonderful Mother's Day Charmaine! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

I love cards with a lot of white so I think this is fabulous!!

Julie Masse said...

Oh this is SO pretty!! I have been using a lot of white too! I just love this card - the paper is gorgeous! :)

Stephanie said...

Wow, the colors really captured me and I love the bird!!! I do like that you had the wide white border with such vivid colors. It allowed them to not overwhem the visual and instead take center stage.

Joan said...

This is beautiful. And I'm excited 'cause now that I have a coluzzle I can make ovals. woohoo!!!!! So I can try this challenge. Joan

Michelle said...

This turned out great! I love the bird!

Latisha said...

i like the clean lines, very pretty...plus that is the cutest bird, i love that set

StamperSharon said...

I love how the white pops the patterned paper, too, Charmaine -- beautiful card, love the bird!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

This is just beautiful! I love that simple row of dots along the top edge.

Rose Ann said...

I love that bird, and your card is sooooo pretty!! I just love what you've done with Beate's sketch here!! Wonderful!!

Libby Hickson said...

I love this card - the white base, the cute birdie, and WOW how do you tie such perfect bows/knots? You are so amazing!!

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