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Monday, September 6, 2010

Musical Elegance with Craft Your Passion

It is challenge day over at Passion. This week, the recipe is to use lace and at least one flower on your project. It doesn't have to be a card, it can be any type of craft project. Play along with us, for your chance to win an image of your choice from Lauretta's Digital Stamps and CocoDingo. They have some cute images to choose from!

I decided to go with black and white + one other color, for my color combo. I love this color combo and it is perfect for this image. I'm using the Piano image from Lauretta. I colored the piano with a black Promarker and then added highlights using a white Prismacolor colored pencil. This is my first time at coloring an all black image, so I was very nervous about it, at first. While its not perfect, it came out better than I thought, and I'm pleased with the overall effect. My card layout is based on the sketch from Paper Pretties, 2 Sketches 4 You,and from the sketch at Kgiron. The striped DP is from my stash, and I used one piece of it flipped the opposite direction, for some added contrast. The red flowers are a recent purchase and its my first time using them. (I love them!) The flowers are by recollections and give the card 3D dimension. This ribbon is new also. I found it at Michael's and it struck my fancy. I had no idea when I bought it, what I would use it for... But then when I seen this piano image, I new this ribbon would go perfectly. (I love the silver blingy gems on this ribbon, and the sparkle!) I purchased the lace from Joanne's specifically for this project.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sketch at Paper Pretties
Just The One (One piece of lace) at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #105 In The Garden (Flowers) at My Time To Craft
Challenge #23 Stripes at Meljen's Designs
Gems & Sparkle at Crafts and Me
Challenge #38 Living In A Material World at Fab 'n' Funky
Challenge #35 Inspired By A Song (Piano Man) at Charisma Cardz
Challenge #10 Anything Goes at Just Inspirational Challenges
Challenge #4 Musical at The Stamp Man
Challenge #7 3D at Sarah Hurley Challenges
Something Cute at Stamp Something
Color photo inspiration challenge (White, red, green) at Frosted Designs
Challenge #37 Anything Goes at Bee Crafty
Challenge #99 Clean & Simple at The Secret Crafter
Challenge #22 Flower Power at Lexi's Creations
Shine and Sparkle at Oh! Alice
Pile On The Flowers at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #10 Free Theme at Timbroscrapmania
Challenge #2 Floral Frenzy
Flowers at Really Reasonable ribbon
Challenge #9 Sparkle and Shine at Sundays With Crissy
Challenge #29 Blooms, Butterflies Or Bling at One Stitch At A Time
Anything Goes at Cowgirl Up
Challenge #84 Sweet Sketch Sunday at Kgiron
Challenge #35 Pile On The Layers at Pile It On
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at GIngerloft
Challenge #14 Anything Goes at Scrappekammert
Challenge #62 Stripes at OLLCB
Paper Flowers at Totally Stampalicious
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Daisy Doodles
Sketch #60 at 2 Sketches 4 You
Challenge #29 Clean & Simple at Crafty Cardmakers
Challenge #6 at Pocket Full of Posies
Challenge #11 Anything Goes at Just Inspirational challenges


  1. oh i know i already told you how much i love this card! every time i look at it, i like it more &more. absolutely stunning!

    hugs :)

  2. Sammi, it is stunning. I love everything you did with it, the ribbon, the paper, the flowers.... Just fabulous.

  3. This is beautiful! Thanks for using the Paper Pretties sketch!

  4. Very classy! You did a great job coloring that piano. Black is very tricky to color with.

  5. Very elegant card!! Thanks for playing at Frosted Designs!

  6. Very pretty flowers, I love red contrasted with black!
    Thanks for joining in our challenge at MTTC this week!

  7. This is soooooooooo striking and elegant. Thanks for playing at Charisma again. x

  8. Love the piano, very elegant! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky

  9. Love the black and white with the piano, how appropriate especially with the touch of red.

  10. i loveeee the way you colored this piano ;) GREAT JOB!! it is so chic.. ;) Thanks for joining us also in the MELJENS challenge this week :) good luck! xx

  11. fabulous card Sammi :-)The piano is gorgeous ,,and the papers and flowers are perfect :-) LOVE IT :-)

    thanks for joining us on the PTW :-)
    Lols x x x

  12. Gorgeous card, love the image and colours you used...

    Thanks for joining SCSC Clean and simple theme this week and good luck

  13. Such an elegant card! Thanks so much for entering it into The Stamp Man's Musical Challenge:)

  14. Very elegant card. Thanks for playing with us at WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs, Nataliya.

  15. Great card

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  16. Very classy card. Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs.

  17. Great card! I've always love the black/white/red color combo. Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  18. Way to sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

  19. Very elegant card.Love the contrast of the red roses and the highlights on the piano :D
    Lisa x

  20. Hi
    such a gorgeous card ,thanks for playing along at CES challenges.
    Hugs Kaylou xoxo

  21. Wow! Look at all the challenges for one card! I love to see that. This card is very elegant...just stunning! Thanks for joining us this week at Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge, and we hope to see you next week for our Christmas Cards for our Soldiers. Hugs, Kim

  22. Sammi this is just lovely!!!
    thankyou so much for adding to our challenge at OSAAT this week
    good luck!!!!

    Paula xx

  23. Oh wow your card is gorgeous so striking and so many challenges wow
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  24. Stunning card Sammie!!!
    Black and white always looks so elegant especially with a little red added!!!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week hope to see you again next week

  25. What a pretty card! It's so striking in the black and white! Love that piano too! Thanks for playing along at 2S4Y!

  26. Awesome card! I love the flowers and the image! You did a great job!
    Thank you for playing with us at the Whoopsi Diasy challenge this month. Hope to see you again next month.
    Hugs, Rleen

  27. Oh! I should really show this to my piano-playing husband! He would love it just as mush as I do.

    Thank you for playing with Scrappekammeret.

    XXX Agnete!

  28. Very classically beautiful card, lovely colour combo thanks for joiing us at OSAAT this wk hugs Rebekah xx

  29. Such an elegant card!
    Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!

  30. It is an honor to have you play at Gingerloft. Great job

  31. Wow a stunning card Sammi.
    Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me.
    Trish (-:

  32. So pretty and classy looking. I think the black and white + red makes one of the prettiest color combos.

  33. It's me again. Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Hugs, Nat.

  34. Hey there Sammi! Another fabulous winner! FANTASTIC card! Love the colors, the theme, and the image! Truly Fab girl! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at PIO and OSAAT! We hope you will join us again soon! :)

  35. What an elegant card this was! Love the colors you have used too. And I'm totally amazed over how many challenges you managed to join with this card! Wow!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Scrappekammeret!
    Hugs, Yvonne

  36. gorgeous card - absolutely stunning - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week x

  37. this card is awesome! like the way you played with stripes

  38. A very pretty card :) Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

  39. Love this stylish card and choice of colours. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge this week.

  40. Great card, very elegant. Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles Challenge.

  41. That's a lovely card, perfect colouring. Thanks for joining OSAAT this week!

  42. What a pretty card!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  43. Elegant design! Thanks for playing the Mamid Doodles challenge!

  44. Wow this is really elegant; love the piano image :-) And the colors really looks good with the red roses.
    Thanks for playing at Scrappekammeret.
    Hugs Guro

  45. Wow what an elegant card you have made! Love the touch of red ;-)
    Thanks for playing at Scrappekammeret
    Hugs Guro

  46. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's!

  47. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Mami Doodles. :)

  48. Sammi, this card is STUNNING! I LOVE how you used the red roses -PERFECT accent on this black and white card. Thanks so much for joining our pile on the flowers challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY:)

  49. such elegance!!
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsidaisy this month
    GDT Whoopsidaisy

  50. very nice job on your card! love the color scheme:-)Thank you for joining us at Sundays with Crissy