Sunday, March 6, 2011

Rejection loves company Blog Hop - Part 2!

This is my second and final post to share my cards that I submitted to the Paper Crafts Go-To Sketches call, but didn't make the cut! I posted the first two yesterday.

My first card today was based on sketch #25:


And here is my card, featuring PTI's Lily of the Valley, my absolute favorite Year of Flowers set!


I also used Background Basics: Text Style 2 just on the edge of the green panel. The entire front green/brown panel is popped up with foam adhesive. The sentiment is from Verve Kind Words, I just love the font combination. I colored the 3 Creative Charms gems with the same Copics that I used on the flowers.


And my last reject to share is probably my favorite, another one for Sketch 82:

I used PTI's Up Up and Away,  still one of my favorite sets... I keep coming back to it over and over.


I love coloring that little balloon! And I carefully stamped my cloud on the Harvest Gold card base, and then stamped just the bottom portion again on the blue strip so that they would line up.

The die-cut cloud is embossed with the Sunshine impression plate, and both it and the balloon are popped up on dimensional adhesive.


The sweet little row of pearls is from Creative Charms.


Well, thanks for sharing my rejection with me... LOL! It's such a bummer when those calls go out and none of them come to me, but I'm already working on the next round of calls. I will keep trying! And don't forget to check out Amber's Rejection Blog Hop for more amazing, rejected cards! :)

22 comments:

Mad for Paper said...

both cards are great. The Lily of the Valley card is absolutely stunning. the color is just gorgeous.
TFS
Ang

Stephanie said...

Debbie.......These are just gorgeous! I honestly don't know how they were passed up! You did a phenomenal job on both of them. Just gorgeous!

Basement Stamper said...

Both cards are fabulous-love the layout of that first one and what you created.

Ashley Harris said...

These are both great cards! The coloring is fabulous!

BethieJ said...

Debbie I LOVE both your cards!!! FABULOUS!!!!
Have a GREAT day!

Linda said...

Your cards are great! I need to get the Up, Up and Away set out and play with it again. TFS!

Glenda J said...

Great job on both of these - so creative and fabulous!

D.E.B. said...

Love the balloons and clouds!!

Laura Pryor said...

These are both magazine-a-riffic in my opinion. Love the interpretations of both sketches! Just beautiful!

Janelle said...

Papercrafts loss is our gain. Love both cards -- the brightly colored lily of the valley in the first... the vellum cloud in the second. And, the great interpretation of both sketches. Really good cards!

Keva said...

Wow, Debbie!! These are fantastic!! I absolutely adore that first cards color scheme. It's just gorgeous. The second card is a great take on the sketch. Both are just beautiful!

Lindsay said...

These are beautiful! Your coloring is fantastic! I love these!

I'm Renee said...

I think these are both gorgeous!
I just got Lily of the Valley...
love those YOF's.
I think you did an awesome job with both cards and deserve huge kudos for them!

Suzanne said...

That first card is absolutely stunning. I can't believe they passed that baby up. The colouring is perfect. The text stamping is brilliantly placed. And the green and brown set off the lilies so well.

kasia c. said...

OK, WOW!!! I love them both but the first one with the beautiful flowery windows is my fave. Gonna go check out the other two. :)

The Mize of Texas said...

Both of these cards are great! I LOVE the coloring on the first. I am going to have to get that lily of the valley stamp. I keep looking at it... Better luck next time.

Jen said...

What is going on over there at Paper Crafts? Have they no clue? I am so pleased to see these two beauties though. Both are so well constructed. Bit of a masterclass really as the composition in both is very well done. I think the bottom one in particular should be in a frame. Wouldn't that brighten anyones day to see this uplifting card everyday? I adore the impressed curvaceous blue strip. The apertures in the first are so effective at showcasing those perfectly colored Lilies of the Valley. Love these!

Sylvia said...

Debbie, your cards are so adorable! I don't know how the editors at Paper Crafts choose the cards... because if I were a responsible, I'd definitely picked your stunning, amazing, gorgeous balloon card!!!
Sylvia xx

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are just beatiful, Debbie!

Michele said...

I can NOT believe these were rejected! They are beautiful!!!

Sara Mac said...

Two wonderful cards Debbie! The first one with the Take Three windows and the gorgeous lilies peeking out took my breath away! Seriously! I LOVE everything about it. Great job! These are definitely not rejects.

Jen Carter said...

Love your Lily card!! That is gorgeous!! Your balloon card is lots of fun!