Saturday, February 16, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge {Reel Great!}


Two posts in one night! Wheee! I actually stayed at work until 6:45pm, purging my classroom of paper and stuff that I have been carrying around for at least 5 years! It felt so good, like a huge weight lifted off my shoulders! As a reward for my clean classroom, I decided tonight I would stamp my heart out...and so here we are...Card #2.


I was intrigued by the unusual sketch at Paper Smooches! The sketch was so different for me and I didn't know where to start!! I have 2 Paper Smooches sets (so far) and the one I picked up this Christmas in San Diego is a masculine set called MY GUY that has proven to be VERY useful! 


I used some My Mind's Eye Designer Paper called Portobello Road (I love this 6x6 pack!). I embossed the gray paper with my woodgrain embossing folder that I have had for a million years, I think it was one of my original purchases when I began stamping! The red pattern paper is an old piece of SU! scrap and the fish is cut out of the silver paper and paper pieced...and popped up on a dimensional. My father in-law is a great fisherman and I know he will love this card for Father's Day! I am really happy with how this turned out...I would love to know what you think!!

    

I am also playing along with the Brown Sugar Challenge Blog-Red, White, Gray
CASology-RED-I used red as my accent to make the sentiment stand out and to accent my design
CAS-ual Fridays-Black and White plus 1-I used red as my accent (I do have gray as a neutral...not sure if that is ok?

21 comments:

  1. LOVE, LOVE this card Lesley :)

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  2. I really like this one Lesley... you've created reelly cool shapes ;-) with the rod and done a great job with the sketch!

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  3. Great card. I just picked this set up too...and I love it. So great for the guys in my life. Nice work!

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  4. This set worked for this sketch perfectly! What a great card for a fisherman! Reely great!

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  5. Leslie this is such a fantastic card for a Dad! Love the images. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

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  6. Soooo cute, Lesley!! Love it :)

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  7. Such a fun dad card and great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  8. I love everything about your card! The colors, embossing, and stamping are all fabulous!

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  9. This is fabulous! Love your masculine take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us for this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.

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  10. I absolutely love this card Lesley - from the woodgrain embossing to the cute fish and sentiment - it's just perfect! My hubby would love this card as he's a fisherman too!

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  11. This made me smile :) Great masculine card! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

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  12. Such a FUN card, Lesley! Love those sweet images! I need to find my PS stamps! Today! LOL!

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  13. Oooo! This is a perfect masculine card...the colors, the images, the fabulous textured background! I'm loving this!! :)
    It's so great to see you at CASology this week!

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  14. Huge Congrats on your PS Featured Player Runner up Lesley :) :) :)

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  15. Fabulous card.. thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar..

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Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate the time you took to leave me a little stamping love!!
Lesley :)