Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sketch Challenge




 I've never done a sketch challenge before, but when I saw this sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, I thought it would be fun to play along! 


Here's how my card went together - 

*base is Very Vanilla - 4 1/4 x 11 - scored at 5 1/2
*next layer is also Very Vanilla - cut 4 x 5 1/4
*For the focal point of the card - I used a layer of Basic Black cardstock, and a layer of Typeset Specialty Designer Paper - both cut 2 1/2 by 3 1/4 
* after I attached these two layers to the card front, I wrapped linen thread three times around all layers.  
*my bird is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink -, as is my word stamp "Love Life" 
*I used crumb cake ink to sponge the edges of the Very Vanilla Layers and also added some splotches with a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp set.  Gorgeous Grunge - a must have stamp set in my opinion! It has a permanent home on my stampin' table! 



 Supplies used on my card are listed below - the stamp set used is one of the FREE Saleabration products you can  get with a $50 order! To order these products, please click on any image below. 

Thanks for visiting today, I am so glad you stopped by!



 

12 comments:

  1. Laura, This card is wonderful. It's not only beautiful but it is clean & simple too! CAS is my favorite. I love the colors you've used and of course the Freshly Made Sketch - I think from Amy this month is a super one. Fabulous job on your first sketch. It's funny I think I have actually only done one sketch over the years myself. Sure don't know why - it's such a wonderful starting point. TFS,,, Barb

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    1. Thanks,Barb! Glad you like my card - I hope to do more sketches now that I have completed one! Thanks for your kind words!

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  2. That's lovely Laura, love the shabby chic look to it too! Hazel x

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    1. Thank you, Hazel! Glad you like my card!

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  3. Beautiful card Laura! I love that sweet little bird and the combination of patterns and colours you've used. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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    1. Thanks, Jen! I love that little bird too!

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  4. So glad you decided to,try a challenge with us at FMS! That bird is a cutie and looks great with your vintage effect!

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  5. I'm so glad you decided to take the plunge and play along with your first challenge! I love how you've kept this card simple -- no coloring of the bird, and neutral colors. Please come back and join us again at Freshly Made Sketches!

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    1. Thanks, Amy! I will definitely try another sketch! Very fun!

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  6. Laura - this card came out great! I'm not a fan of this particular stamp, but leaving it uncolored, makes it look great. I love hummingbirds, but just didn't feel it with this one, your creation however, changes my mind!

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    1. Thanks, Donna! I love hummingbirds too- glad my card changed your mind on this!

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