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Sunday, September 19, 2010

First Card Upload:let's go western!

First card upload:let's go western!

~Hello galZ,
I bet ya you probably expected some beautiful glitzy card for my first upload here...
perhaps something flowery, cutsy ,girly ,or even vinatge?...
Well...ya know...I like to keep ya
Actually,if truth was known, I truly was wrecking my brain as to which card (s) to post first...
it is soo important, I think, to make a good first impression on my new followers..
and I also had the notion to let my hubby pick his favorite amongst the most recent ones
I have in my stack (and he did!...and THAT card sure reflects what my blog is about too...*smile*)
I also thought...mmm..perhaps I should post the very first card I made -years ago- when I started,
and my very last one...kind of a comparison between were I was then and where I am now in my creative world....(I may even still do that at another time ,IF I truly get the courage to post my very first one...ugh, I must be insane eh! lol)
Oh,and then it click...and decided to go totally 'against current' and post the masculine card  I
had just finished making  as a prototype for a western swap I am in, hosted by Jamie :o)
And here you have it...a card a bit on the darker side,no frills of course and masculine for sure,
and hopefully fun too.
I tried to follow the requested sketch for my very first partecipation in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge,as I was encouraged to enter it by one of their wonderful DT members. Said lady
 left me a lovely note in one of my cards in SCS gallery -the recent cow card, closeup- 
She also proned me via pm ,therefore here I go..taking the plunge!...Hopefully I won't disappoint her or anyone...

Stamps::SU Wanted ,See D's starred sentiment
 c/s: SU soft suede,d/p: Creative Imaginations
Ink:Sahara Sand,Close to Cocoa,Soft Suede
Accessories:Sizzix Stars2,Label10 nesties,checkered ribbon,button and ivory wool,dimentionals
Tecnique: sponging,stamping & overlapping,distressing (d/p,outer nestie,outer star)

NOTE: Added on October 2010
I was blessed to have this card chosen at my very first sketch challenge partecipation
 @ Midnight Madness , and received a beautiful button as 'remarkable card'....*lucky me!*
-see the blue square button on the right side of my page- :o)


Jamie Sanchez said...

Beautiful Sweet P! Congrats on your blogging adventure too. :D

:: BlueInks :: said...

I like it Ms P! The colors go perfect with the images.

Congratulations, on your first card post!

ivana said...

Ciao Paola,
bellissimo, hai proprio grande capacitĂ non me ne intendo, non so neppure che tecnica si usa.

Un abbraccio!

*Susan* said...

Paola this is a fantastic card for a Western theme swap! Love the image and colors you chose, and the pop of the plaid ribbon. Yee-haw!

Phyllis said...

A BIG WARM WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!! We are delighted that you have joined us. Great card for the fellas. I love that very masculine creation and will be copying it very soon. I saved it to my favorites on SCS. The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week.

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Paola!

Welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! We are so happy you wanted to play along!

Your card is supercool! Love the stars, the boots, the colors and the horses! Very cool masculine card!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madess Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)


Judy McMullen said...

Wow! What a fantastic card for your first blog card posting!! I love the gorgeous monochromatic theme and the awesome images and beautiful ribbon embellishments...You rock!!!

Lorie said...

Well, my friend, you managed to choose a card to WOW us! This is wonderful, Sweet P.! I love every special little detail!

Love ya!

~Paola~ said...

Thank YOU all...I'm so overwhelmed by all of your wonderful responses and totally GRATEFUL...:o) *muwahhhhhh*

kadie said...

Sweet P, this is GORGEOUS!! The layout is absolutely marvelous and I really love how you did the tri-colored image stamped! Beautiful, beautiful! I'm so excited that you got your card blog up and going and I'm looking forward to popping in to be inspired by YOU, my dear friend! LOVE YA!

MiamiKel said...

Check you out, chica! A blog, a fabulous post, and all things wonderful going on in here! I knew you'd get the hang of it and just take off with blogging - it's addicting and everything fabulous! Love your card, super creative and perfect for Jamie's swap!

dweatter said...

Love this card Sweet P!!!

Nancy said...

this is awesome :) love that sketch.