Hello Stampers and Crafters I hope you are doing well today and that you become inspired today as I am sharing with you not only one of my OnStage Swaps but also part of the Paper Craft Crews weekly Sketch challenge.   Each week the Paper Craft Crew design team shares with you our takes on each weeks challenge.  I am a big advocate of taking part in challenges.  Design challenges help you to improve your design skills as well as your critical thinking skills.  If you want to to improve in any of these areas than taking part in challenges are the way to go.  Each member of the Design team invites you to take part in each challenge weekly.   Check out all the ways that the design team created projects using this weeks sketch by  clicking here.   Here’s another look at this weeks challenge sketch.

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One of the great things about challenges are that you can take them in any direction.  The sketch is the base of all things and taking the elements in the sketch and recreating it in a way that makes it new and different or you could do them as is, without any change what so ever.   Here is my version of this weeks challenge.

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For this card, which is also one of the swaps for one of the organized Onstage swaps that I am taking part in.   For this card I picked a couple stamps sets.  One that isn’t normally used for weddings, but one that is.  I wanted to use the dove from Strength & Prayers as my main focal image, because doves are sometimes a big part of weddings, as well as funerals.   Some would argue that they are both one and the same thing but we all know better.  I look at them as a symbol of love in either case.

Color Combination:

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The color combination that I picked for today’s card is such a classic.   I mean who doesn’t love Real Red, Night of Navy, and Whisper White.   These colors can be used for so many different projects.   Everything just depends on how you use them and what you use them for.   These card can be used for a fourth of July wedding card without any problems what so ever.  The Poke-a-dotted paper gives the card a very feminine feel along with the one rhinestone at the top.   Change the words and you could have a nautical themed card.   With just a few changes this card’s color combination can be changed reused and rearranged and you have a totally different card.

This card to me with the colors and pattern of the paper and the imagery all have a very vintage feel to me.  The designer series paper and real red card base remind me so much of Lucile Ball.   Don’t ask me why it just does.   It could be that I have seen her in a dress in that pattern, and the red reminds me of her hair.   Or it could be many numbers of things.

Here’s another look at today’s card.

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Thanks for dropping by today and I hope that you have a great time and I also hope that you play along with us this week at the Paper Craft Crew.   I know that if you do you will have a wonderfully fun creative time.  If you need any of the products you have seen here today you can pick them up in my online store 24/7 by clicking here, clicking on the 24/7 shopping tab at the top, or by clicking on any of the products in the product list.  Make sure that you follow me here to see what all I come up with this week.  I am having so much fun sharing with you this week my swap designs for OnStage Atlanta.

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