Friday, April 12, 2013

Crafty Catz Challenge #178 - Sketchie Time

I am participating in Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Challenge #178 Sketchie Time. Can you believe I use to be intimidated by sketches at one time? lol I've grown to love them! They are great inspiration and I believe... that is their purpose! ;) lol

Here is the sketch:
Here is the card:
I used card stock, printed paper, rhinestones and pearl beads from my stash. 

The image is from The Paper Shelter (TPS) called Gothic and Modern. I love TPS images! I play along with TPS challenges as often a I can in hopes of winning a $30 gift card! Whenever they announce they are sponsoring a contest, if I can, I am ALL over it. That's why you find me here! :)

I colored the image with Copic markers.

The image is centered and cut from an HOTP Design Tool Kit #3. I love these tools. I have all four from Paper Wishes! :) I also used this same tool to cut the tag. 

The "For You" sentiment is from Raisin Boat's Formal Phrases clear stamp set.

I made the flowers. The two smaller flowers are from an EK Success 1" Circle - Medium nesting punch. After punching out six circles, I cut "V" shapes along the circle. I then snipped, snipped and snipped some more all around the circles. I scrunched the six circles into itty bitty wedges. I punched a 7th circle and generously covered it with glue. I layered five of the scrunched wedges around the edges and placed one in the center. I think they kinda look like miniature carnations. What do you think? The larger flower is from a The Paper Studio punch I purchased at Hobby Lobby just this week! I'd been wanting it for the longest time. I finally caved and went in with my 40% coupon. :) lol I punched 9 flowers from three different types of paper in the same shade. I then alternately layered them, scrunched it tight and curled the petals back. I made leaves from a small snowflake punch. After punching these from three different shades of green card stock, I layered two together and folded these to tuck behind the flowers to give the appearance of leaves peeking out from behind the flowers.

I made the corners from a Fiskars Lace 3-in-1 Corner punch. After punching the corners, I cut these into squares. 

I also used a Fiskars border punch on the strip of black paper. After punching out the border on one side, I flipped the paper and repeated the process on the other side. I added rhinestones and pearl beads randomly for some interest and the necessary added bling! ;) 

I dotted Stickles in Diamonds around the edges of the two smaller flowers to give them a bit of shimmer and lined the edge of the image in Black Diamond for some interest as well.

Thanks for stopping by! :)


  1. hello..super take on our sketch challenge this week, thanks for joining in with us,super card, x carol

  2. You did our sketch to perfection, gorgeous card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  3. Fab card! you did our sketch at Crafty Catz proud. Thanks for joining in. Naomi x

  4. Ema i love paper shelter and this with my sketch is a fabulous card thanks for sharing at crafty catz


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