Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sketch Challenge

I've always known I've never followed instructions to the "T" but this week proves it with the sketch challenge from  .  One thing I love about sketches are they are a beginning and that's usually all I need to get started on a project is to just be given the beginning.

Base Card:  CTMH Topiary Cardstock-I love the white core of our cardstock when it shows through with sanding after being embossed(Cuttlebug swirls and flowers).
Paper strip/flowers: CTMH Splendor papers-I knew I wanted to make some sort of  shabby flower and this is what I came up with.  Our double-sided papers are always perfect for this type of element.  Flowers were cut with Cricut and then smooshed up, inked with a sponge and then folded in half and squished in the middle. Staples adhere them to the bottom of the card.  They still needed a little something so I took pieces of CTMH Waxy Flax and adhered them to the center with a dab of CTMH Liquid

Cage & Bird: I used my Cricut again to cut CTMH White Daisy Cardstock for the bird cage with the Bloom cartridge.  I gilded it with CTMH Glitz Gel.  The birdie is stamped from the CTMH A Tweet set.  I dabbed it in CTMH Crystal Blue ink on top and CTMH Brown Bag ink on the bottom.  I used a fairly light hand to ink it.  After I cut the bird out, I used a sponge to go over the edges with the Crystal Blue ink. I made a braided chain for the bird cage out of CTMH Bamboo Waxy Flax. Green pearls finish the eye and cage top. 

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  1. This is so cute! Lots of different techniques & elements that go together flawlessly!

  2. Super cute! I love what you did with the sketch! Thanks for playing along at Heart 2 Heart Challenges.

  3. This turned out great! So glad you played along at H2H!

  4. This card is gorgeous! I love how you ran with the inspired sketch and made it your own! The white core of our cardstock is amazing - I always try to distress the paper when it goes with the design. Thank you for sharing! You did a lovely job!

  5. This is awesome. I love that birdcage, and your flowers are great. (and I think it follows the sketch pretty closely!)
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  6. Love your card, super cute. Thanks for playing along with H2H!