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.

Recipe:

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

Challenges:

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

12 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  9. Very elegant card!

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

    ~ Di, Meljen's DT Member

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

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  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

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