August 16, 2009

Get Sketchy Challenge #1

I'm so excited that I get to start these challenges from the beginning.  It's great belonging to something when it first starts. Maybe its my type A personality that likes to start things from the very beginning....never in the middle.

This challenge really had me stumped.  I just couldn't find the right stamp set and I really wanted to work with my current favourite, the Basic Gray Lemonade collection.  In the end, I think I tried too hard to mix the dp and the design. I should have just gone with my first thoughts and that was snowflakes and Christmas.  Snowflake eyelets would have worked that curvy portion of the sketch beautifully.  It's just not time to think about falling snow yet when we're in the middle of August!!!  Maybe in October.  I really think that, had I just followed my original inspiration, I would have created something better.  I will try to be less stubborn with my ideas next time.

The second layer of the curvy portion is done by tearing the paper and inking the edges.  The sketch didn't call for ribbon but that side just seemed a little bare for me so I decided to add the Purely Pomegranate ribbon.

Thanks for looking and have a fabulous week.

Paper:  Bazzill Basics Starmist and Petunia, BG Lemonade, Whisper White
Ink:  Soft Sky,   Purely Pomegranate
Accessories:  Purely Pomegranate ribbon, Stampin' Up! Flower Fusion,  Making Memories Noteworthy flower (sheer),  Very Vanilla brad.
Stamps:  SU Delight in Life


  1. Love the ribbon, a sketch is just a way....let you think, you make it your own! Gorgeous take on the sketch!
    thnx for playing!

    and I love that sentiment!

  2. Beautiful card! I love the BG papers, the sentiment and the colors!
    Thanks for playing with us at 'Get Sketchy'

  3. Pretty papers :) Love your distressed edge on the curvy part! Great idea :)

  4. I love your take on the sketch...such a nice mix of patterns and colors! Thanks for joining us over at Get Sketchy!

  5. Great job on the sketch. I totally agree it is fun to start at the beginning of something and not in the middle.

  6. First thoughts always work best! But still I think your card did come out great! Love it.
    Thanks for giving our sketch a try!

  7. I love those lemonade papers with that ribbon.
    Thanks for playing with us!

  8. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for playing with us!