Thursday, August 11, 2011

My first sketch challenge....

I've heard lots of people say that they love sketch challenges because the creative process is so much easier.  I've never done a sketch challenge before so I didn't know.  I have to admit that some of the thinking has been done for you.  When I started on this sketch I wasn't sure I was going to like it but once I picked my paper, it sort of created itself.  I stamped the Tim Holtz stamp on white card stock, cut it out with the Spellbinder Labels 10 die, inked the edges with Distress Ink Scattered Straw and popped Tilda with Pony Tail on top.  One thing I did that I've never done before was to cut the border die twice, once from each designer paper, making sure I had a left end and a right end from different papers.  I measured, cut them and glued them together into one strip.  For the 3 elements at the bottom I used some new I-Rock hearts.  The sentiment is from PaperTrey.  I'm pleased with this first attempt at a sketch.  If you've never done a sketch before, hurry over to the Magnolia Stamp Lover's blog and check this one out.

Paper:  DCWV Card stock Stack - Neutrals, DCWV Citrus Stack; Stamps: Tim Holtz Urban Tapestry, Magnolia Tilda with Pony Tail, PaperTrey Everyday Classics; Dies: Spellbinder Classic Rectangles; Spellbinder Tag; Spellbinder Labels 10, Spellbinder Parisian Accents Border Die; Other: Distress Ink - Scattered Straw, Imaginisce Hearts; Copics: [skin E00, E11, R20][Hair YR23, YR31, Y21][Jeans/Socks B12, B14, B16][Blouse YR02, YR01, YR000][Shoes RV11, RV13, RV14]


  1. Gorgeous card Cindy, I like what you have done with the border,I like sketches as they do help when the Mojo is on a go slow if you know what I mean.
    Kevin xx

  2. gosh, you had never made a card by a sketch before?? how come!! well, this is my preference.. I just love!! lol

    I absolutely love your card Sweetie.. although is not purple, it is really cute in yellow!! very cheerful and bright! lol well done!!!!!

  3. Sketches can be real fun - it's kinda cool to see how differently everybody can treat the same layout!
    I love the way you cut the borfer and the colouring on your Tilda is cool!
    The barrbed wire I used is from City Talk digi set here: