Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Sketch challenges ....

.... are sometimes just what I need to get going.  Sometimes my brian is rather frazzled and I just can't think of a layout - and sketches make life that bit easier.  I came across the Sketch and Stash Challenge - SSC52 - while blog hopping last week and I rather liked the sketch and the idea of using something either new or neglected from your stash. 



I've kept pretty much to the sketch layout, but instead of a circle I've opted for a scalloped oval.  The backing papers, which I found during my craft room tidy, are part of the neglected stash.  I've had them a while and I like the bright, funky flower design.  The image is by Pink Petticoat, and I suppose this falls into the neglected stash too - I love the images and paper patterns, but I tend to forget to print them off.  I've coloured the image with promarkers and coloured the edge of the shape with my trusty distress inks.  I've added a bit of bling to the flower centres and the dot on the "i" in friend.  Really pleased with this card - so bright and happy!!



Image:  Pink Petticoat digi-image
Promarkers:  Tan, Cinnamon, Bright Green, Orchid, Cerise, Canary, Warm Grey 1
Inks:  Distress - Tumbled Glass, Broken China
Spellbinders: Big Scalloped Ovals (S4-251) die #5
Accessories:  From stash

I can tell that we're now properly back into everyday routine - I have a planning meeting for my Scouts group this evening.  We're going to decide on activities from now to July.  It should be a fun evening - working out when we have our first camp.  If that was up to the Scouts, I think they'd go this weekend - but I prefer to wait for slightly warmer weather !!  I think I'm a fair-weather Scout Leader :)

Do come by again tomorrow - I should have a few more challenge cards to show you. 

8 comments:

Paula said...

Oh I like those owls & they look very happy with their bright colourful background. Nice touch with the blinged up flowers. All the best with the planning meeting.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Sue said...

ooh this is lovely,such cute owls and really gorgeous colours,enough to make anyone smile :-)

Thank you for joining us at sketch and stash

sue
xx

Annemaritta said...

Hi there :)
Those owls got me giggling. So cheerful! Backing paper btw looks like 3D. Sentiment is spot on :)

Annemaritta x

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous colourful card. Strangely enough, I have problems with sketches, I can never get them as good as other peoples :o)
Jackie xx

Vixx handmade cards said...

Hiya Deborah!

How sweet is this card hun! love it and your take on the sketch, just brill!!

Thank you for joining us at Sketch and Stash and good luck!!

Hugs Vicky xx

jimlynn said...

Oh so cute!!! What a happy little image too.
Lynn

Monique said...

Awwe this is so sweet !!! I love those owls.. and fab colors :)

Jill said...

aww Deborah this is gorgeous I love the owls so cute thanks for joining us at Sketch n Stash hugs Jill xx

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