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Friday, October 29, 2010

October SOTC

SOTC= Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards
This group has now  been 'together'  for three years and was lovingly started by our friend Kadie
from Seattle...She's the one who 'cemented' this on line friendship and also one of the sweetest people I have met on line! Hopefully, we will soon meet for real since we really don't live THAT far from each others...perhaps 3 to 4 hrs drive, duable,right? :o)
 Back on track:we take turn,each month, to make 5+1 cards in order to swap creative ideaswith each other (the +1 is for the hostess)
This month is Twila's turn to play hostess and she chose a nautical theme and, must confess, I almost did not partecipated (it would have been a first for me!) simply because I don't own ANYTHING to do with ships and such. Gladly I was told later, that it could be anything pertaining the, shells, I took a long, deep breath of relief and dusted off one of the lovely sets I bought at least a couple years ago but never inked until now *gulp*....and here's my creative result on this months friendly 'challenge'.
Do you think it turned out ok? Your feed back is important to me, and I'd love some constructive criticism from my friends, stampers and otherwise...*thank you* :o)

* I added a couple of different yet fun elements to this card...
can YOU tell what they are? :o) *
( ppsssttt....take a closer look in the middle of the flower and the bottom part of the card )

Stamps: Summer by the Sea by SU(main image and sentiment), Shells wheel
Ink: Archival Versafine Onix black, Orchid Opulence, Soft Suede, Seablue
Card Stock: Soft Suede, Pale Plum ; D/P by Costco
      Accessories: Oval nesties (regular & s calloped), punches, prima flowers, crystal effect, glue dots,
seablue stickles, diamond stickles
Other:  fine sandpaper, mini-seasnail shell, coloring chalks, hairspray
Tecnique: chalking, shadowing, sponging, sandpaper tearing

*These next two cards  here below , were made with the 'leftovers'....very similar  yet different in some of the colors....
plus I get to keep * Too bad I still have NO clue HOW to align pictures side by side...*sigh* :o(



April said...

Well, I adore your card! So much better than
I would like to say you used Smooch to highlight your flower? But, it could be regular nail polish, know your love of girly-ness!

Lorri said...

This is a beautiful card. I have all the sketch stamps and I love using them. Well done.

Imke said...

Paola, i absolutely fell in love with your cards. I like the shell stamp and this image is great. Very beautiful my friend...HUGS

Nancy said...

Very pretty colours you used :) nicely put together.

Judy McMullen said...

OMG, Sweet P, these cards are absolutely GORGEOUS!! But then you always make outstanding cards. Love the colors, papers, image and flower...perfect combinations with this terrific sketch!!!