Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Elegant Leaves

*Whew...the blogger Gods were not being friendly today, they ate my pictures...go figure...Well I offered up a few tokens and I'm all set again...thanks for your patience!

It seems like it's taken me forever to get this card posted. I finished it a over week ago and just never got around to doing the post...I'm being L A Z Y!

So, here it is, my 3rd and final creation for the sketch challenge over at DeNami. I just LOVE this sketch and plan on using it quite a's so versatile and fun to play with.
I had already made some fun and  whimsical cards but I really wanted to create something elegant. I was looking through my newly acquired stash of DeNami sheer ribbons and thought how beautiful they were and decided that the green would be perfect for something elegant.

I recently ordered some sage green cardstock from's such a pretty shade...LOVE it. I paired it with hunter green and white for the panels. I started out using colored pencils to color in the leaves (see the panel laying in front of the card). However, I wanted to keep it simple and clean and was afraid that if I colored the leaves it would be too busy...what do you think, would you have colored it in?

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think....good or bad....or even better - what would you have done differently??...crafty minds wanna know!


  1. I agree, I prefer the images non colored. I love that green ribbon paired with the cardstock colors. Looks great! Very elegant and pretty.

  2. How elegant and lovely! A perfect take on the sketch. Those leaves are perfect for any occasion!

  3. BEAUTIFUL card! Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with DeNami Design!

  4. Beautiful card! I like the leaves uncolored and I LOVE how you paired up the two shades of green! And the sheer ribbon is the perfect touch of elegance!

  5. Love the simple elegance of this card. Great work.