January 23, 2013

RS #47



A quiet week at home has been anything but. Two kids starting exams on Thursday and we are in the throws of completing University Applications for my son.  It is a balmy -18 Fahrenheit in Toronto tonight with the wind chill.  So to keep warm I found a moment to create a card for this week's RetroSketches challenge.  This week's sketch is based on a beautiful card made by Jen Mitchell.





All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock:  Vintage Cream, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Simply Chartreuse
Stamps: Funky Florals, Think Big Favorites #13
Ink:  Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, True Black
Dies: Notched Flowers
other: foam tape

29 comments :

Joyce said...

Your weather may be cold, but this card is all warmth and sunshine. Love the colors you chose, and those flowers look wonderful stamped. This is a very fun take on the sketch.

Jen W. said...

LOVE those flowers and your card definitely feels warm and sunny!

Lynn said...

Stunning colors...love your design.

Brandi said...

Gorgeous flowers! Perfect way to incorporate the sketch.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

totally awesome!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card! I love the color combo! Great take on the sketch!

~amy~ said...

awesome card...love how the sketch inspired you! Those blooms are wonderful!

Emily Keaton said...

So strikingly beautiful! These are such warm & sunny colors :)

Ardyth said...

fantastic warm colours for a VERY chilly day! Stay in and stamp!

Annette said...

wow gorgeous..great take on the sketch..

Deanna Jean said...

Love these fun bright colors. Adding this one to my list of cards to CASE.

Lisa said...

Perfect take on the sketch Tracey and it's warm, cheerful and pretty all rolled into one!

Meghan said...

Wow!!! Another really fabulous card Tracey! I'm sorry it's so cold where you are but honestly, please keep that Arctic air mass back east...we are just not equipped for it out west here!

LeAnne said...

Yikes, you're cold there too....it's frigid here as well! But these hot colors are helping to warm me up! Love it!

Kelly Griglione said...

LOVE this Tracey! The colors, the rounded bottom corner, and how you have one flower over "happy" and the other two over "birthday." So pleasing! And university applications?! Where does the time go?!

Jean Martin said...

Good luck with the kids Tracey! I hope your son gets into the University he wants! Beautiful card! I've been looking around for inspiration for this stamp set! Thanks for sharing this! :)

Katie said...

Those tone-on-tone flowers rockh

Jen said...

And I thought it was cold here! That's downright crazy! At least the cold hasn't stifled your creativity! I love these flowers ant the colors are warm and cozy!

Jean said...

Just beautiful! Love these stamps and colors!

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Janet Zeppa said...

Wonderful take on the sketch!

Renee said...

Love it!!
The colors...
they make me think Summer...
which if there's not going to be any snow...
I'm done with winter so bring on the sun!! :)
Good luck with exams and applications...
a mom's work is never done! :)

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh! Love this one too… Tracey! Try and stay warm.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so fruity and cheery and perfect for the challenge, Tracey! Good luck to your son with the aps! I remember going through that with Dan and know it's stressful, and it's much harder these days. Keeping my fingers crossed!!

Jeanne J said...

Beautiful take on the sketch Tracey! I love those bright cheery flowers!

Kara said...

prettttty!!

Michele Gross said...

I really love this!!

Jean said...

Hope you are having warmer weather today. You are rocking with the notched flowers! Love the warm colors you chose ~ great take on the sketch too!

laughadaisy said...

I feel like a broken record today - but this one is fantastic, too! I thought this looked like a tough sketch. But you make it look easy peasy puddin' pie! I really should get out that Funky Flower set and give it some attention....