Saturday, June 25, 2011

Just Add Ink sketch

I'm not exactly sure why, but when I saw Just Add Ink's sketch challenge, I was driven! Could it be because it was a great sketch? Yes, I think that's it. :)

This actually started out as a Christmas card. The paper is by My Mind's Eye and is aptly named Adore, because I truly do adore it! In fact, my local Roberts went out of business and the paper was on sale for 75 percent off, so I traveled around the state buying all the store's remaining sheets. I then ran home to make a card with it . . . and was stumped. I found that turning it into a card was difficult because the colors and the sparkle are so evocative of Christmas. So, then I decided to just give in and use it for holiday cards, including for Just Add Ink's sketch challenge.

But, I just wasn't happy with anything I did, and was having my own private "War FOR the Roses," because roses is what I really wanted. So, I gave in, and the result is what you see above. I quite like it.


My Mind's Eye Adore paper
C'ordinations paper
Sentiment from Stampin' Up's Roses in Winter
I Am Roses mulberry roses
Martha Stewart border punch
Sizzix leafy vine die
Stick pins I made
ribbon from stash


Just Add Ink--sketch
Totally Paper Crafts--spots and stripes (It's hard to tell in the picture, but the rectangle panel is made up of circles.)
Meljen's--stripes or plaid
Paper Crafting Journey--anything goes
Crafty Creations Challenge--sparkle
Ruby's Rainbow--flowers


  1. Lovely card!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

  2. vERY nice card!
    Thanks for joining my blogcandy! Good luck!

  3. Your cards are beatuiful and this one no the grouping of the flowers and the sentiment banner.

  4. Lovely cluster of roses! and I love your bling swirls. Great use of the sketch too. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

  5. Very pretty card, the flowers are lovely! Thanks for taking part in RRC xx

  6. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations in our "let it shine challenge" Really lovely project.....Cheers Claire x

  7. Very pretty, love how you flipped the sketch, thanks for playing at JAI.

  8. Gorgeous card and thanks for playing along with us at JAI this week

  9. Very elegant card!

    Thank you for joining us at Meljen's Designs!  Hope to see you again soon!

    ~ Di, Meljen's DT Member

  10. Love the ribbon and papers - Thanks for joining in with Totally PaperCraft this week - Good Luck
    Sarah x

  11. Gorgeous card, I love how you've added the sentiment over the flowers.

    Sorry it's taken me so long to get round to you, blogger and I haven't been friends but fingers crossed he's behaving so I like him again lol.
    Glitter, glitter, glitter! I use the super sparkly crystal glamour dust by deco I love this stuff, it's a really fine glitter. If I'm applying it to an image I usually use a quickie glue pen or if I'm applying it to flowers I use either a cocktail stick and some pva glue (very time consuming) or if I'm short on time I spritz the flowers all over with Tattered Angels pearl glimmer mist, sprinkle with glamour dust and once I've tapped off the excess spray them with hairspray!
    Hope this helps :)
    hugs Mandy xx