Thursday, June 10, 2010

i think i've reached the "hybrid" tipping point

the distinction between digital supplies and "real" ones is becoming a lot less important and less noticeable to me. a few years ago i felt much the same way about using vintage ephemera: it was quite a novelty to begin with, and then it just became my common way of operating. nowadays i find that many of my cards have a bit of old paper or ribbon, some specially purchased papercrafting products, and one or two digital files or images. i think it's a really nice balance!

last night i rotated kazan's sketch #54:

but otherwise stuck almost 100% literally to the sketch. (i know, i know--how often does THAT happen, lol??!?!) here's what i came up with:

(digi supplies: papers: cherry sugar sunshine kit by girl friday, digichick; frame: french oohlala tag brushes by rhonna farrer, house of 3; vintage supplies: sheet music; crafty supplies: papers & butterfly: k&co madeline collection; bling flourish: recollections (re-cut to fit); rub-on: basic grey; inks: colorbox; embroidery floss: dmc; adhesives: tombow monorunner, uhu gluestick, 3m foam tape)

ok, so what's "real" on here and what's "hybrid"? the frame with the flowers is digi, as is the (subtly re-colored to fit my scheme) pale pink smudgy background paper behind it...but... the flowers are hand-colored with copics..."celebrate" is a rub-on
...and the very very thin border of dark magenta around the frame was added manually after i cut out the panel. the dark pink distressed damask print that makes up most of the background is digi again, but the pale green card panel and butterfly are k&co right off the rack at michaels. two of the three layers that make up the horizontal strip are also scrapbooking papers, whereas the sheet music is vintage. the very thin line of dark pink stitching is hand sewn with embroidery floss.

so there you go: a little bit of everything, really, and now all i need is an envelope!


  1. wowzers! this could not be more gorgeous!! LOVE everything about this!!

  2. OOOOOH, so pretty! How long does it take you to make a lovely card like've got your fussy cut layer and hand sewing and a little copic coloring...the result is gorgeousness :)

  3. Hybrid is always good! Think eco-cars and vampire/humans *coughtwilightcough*
    .... Yeah :) I love the butterfly, she's gorgoues!

  4. I love your 'little bit of this and a little bit of that' card...sooo very gorgeous!!!

  5. You're just doing your absolute best to get me to come over to the dark side, aren't you?? Well, the *pink* side at any rate!
    Love the look, love that you're loud and proud with the supply list, love the depth - even if you still haven't quite convinced me to love pink.
    But you're sneaky like that. I'm sure you'll win in the end! :D

  6. Wow this is so gorgeous, love teh colours.

    hugs Ali x

  7. What a great card! You are the hybrid queen as far as I'm concerned. I hope that you got my package today! I think you probably won't get it till tomorrow, but I can't wait for you to get it. hehe Hope your card makes fab 5 again! Totally deserves it.

  8. I agree with Gina ... Hybrid Queen for sure ... another absolutely fantastic sketch design ... love it.

  9. this is absolutely gorgeous, Hybrid Queen!! =) beautiful colors and love your take on the sketch!!

  10. Holy smokes!!!!!
    You Rock this Challenge Miss Lauren,I love your beautiful card ,always a sheer treat to catch up on all your

    Have a lovely weekend darlings:)xxx

  11. Very pretty card... Especially the extra bling on the butterfly. Love it!

  12. Beautiful card! Would not know it was a "hybrid" if you had not told. Love your card!

  13. oh Hi fabulous card - love those gorgeous rich colors!
    Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
    :) Kazan

  14. Lauren... What a pretty card. Specially love the butterfly with bling.


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