Friday, July 2, 2010

Practicing Creativity July release sneak peek!

Hi all! I am here to share a card made using Practicing Creativity's July release - My Beach Cottage!

We also have a special sketch challenge for you. Each of the DT members of Courtney's team designed a sketch, you can pick which sketch you want to use to enter the challenge. You don't have to use stamps from Practicing Creativity, but we'll love it if you can! There is also a prize up for grab. The winner will get a $50 gift card to the Practicing Creativity store!! Wow! How is that for a prize! You have until July 15th to play!

Here is my card:

I used the beautiful coral and starfish images from the new set to build my focal panel. I used the color layering technique and just treated the stamps as branches and flowers. =)

And here is my sketch:

I used one of the border stamps for my pink panel. I love the beautiful rope-like design of it, so classy! The card base is stamped with more coral and starfish images with spring rain for a tone-on-tone subtle look.

Please visit Courtney's blog for more peek, all the sketches and all the details of the sketch challenge. Don't forget that you can also win this beautiful new stamp set by commenting on Courtney's blog during the sneak peek week! You can see the other two DT members' sketches by visiting their blogs, too. Here is Dana's blog and Paulina's blog. I know they have some amazing cards to share with you, so please stop by and say hi!

I can't wait to see what you make using our sketches! =)

Thanks for stopping by!

ps. I'll be back later with a card for TESC!!

cardstock, ribbon, ink: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Practicing Creativity
corner rounder: Fiskars
pearls: Recollections
die: Spellbinders
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug


Tasha said...

Wow ALice this is gorgeous! Loving the colours and the layout
love tasha xx

Deirdre said...

Alice this is simply stunning. Adore the colours you Love it.

BabyBokChoy said...

Thanks for the chance Alice, love your sketch and I'll be checking out the others and I will give this an attempt :)

cashemere said...

Hi!!!This card is so lovely!


Nat said...

such a great set! love the starfish and your colours too!

Marlene said...

Great sketch - and your card is beautiful! Have a great weekend!

Maylee said...

Love your sketch Alice. Your card is super cute too, I like how you used the stamp as a background too.

~amy~ said... sketch...I LOVE your card Alice...the colors are fabbie!

donna mikasa said...

I love the tranquil, Zen-like feel of your card! Such a cool sketch, too! Hope I'll try to make time to play....Have a great weekend, girlfriend!! Will email you later!!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE the spaciousness in this card! Your sentiment and colors really set the tone for this stamp set!! LOVe it!!

Unknown said...

I like this sketch, and the peek at the new release!

Kathy Martin said...

Such a creative card! Love your sketch and the stamping! :)

Karen B. said...

This card is everything beachy, the colors the way it makes me feel relaxed. Simply lovely.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful clean design! Love the placement of the stamped image.

Tiffany Ervin said...

Gosh, this is so pretty and very serene!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Nice sketch and nice card! I'll have to try to play!

Julie Ranae said...'s so great to see you so busy sharing your creativity via your design teams...this is a wonderful sketch and design : )

Billie A said...

very cute card I like the colors and how you just make it clean and simple but ellegant, thanks for sharing.

Monika Reeck said...

simply but adorable Alice..lovely yummy ribbon....great colors...

Amy Kolling said...

I am in LOVE with this card!! I love your sketch and the colors and the get the picure right? Great great job! I can't wait to play along with your sketch! I really like the fonts Courtney designed for this set!


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