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.
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! :)