Saturday, March 21, 2009

Brandywine Sketch Trio



I love Laura Fredrickson's idea to make card sets using the different weekly sketches. Once you get all your paper and embellishments decisions made on the first, the rest come together in no time. I started my trio of 4 1/4" square notecards with yesterday's Viva La Verve sketch, then used the overall theme to make my sample for Jen's Sketch For You To try and Taylor's Friday cupcake sketch. Here they are one at a time:




I thought Amber's VLV March Week 4 sketch yesterday was awesome, but she threw me for a loop wtih her "clean and simple" twist. She limited our embellishments to only one! WHAT?! {giggle}. Good thing punches and dies don't count as embellishments! The sentiment is from Verve's Beautiful Kindness. The Viva La Verve sketches are uploaded each Friday to Verve's Contests & Challenges sub-forum on SCS. Each sketch has a twist, which is just an additional requirement to follow. If you complete all four sketches in the given month, you become a Verve Sketch Champion and are entered into a drawing to win the entire next Verve release. Pretty good deal! You have until the 26th to complete all of the March sketches.





Next is my sample for Jen's SFYTT. I could see doing this sketch very differently with a full-size card, but I also love how it looks on this smaller scale. The scripture stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs. As always, there's plenty of inspiration to get you started:

Jen del Muro, with the sketch and guest designer Jenn Diercks
Amy Rohl
Carole Burrage
Kelly Lunceford
Susan Liles

We love when you can play along, too. If you upload to SCS, use keyword: SFYTT.





Last is for the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #60. You can find the sketch and all the info on how to participate over on Taylor's blog. The flower image is from Verve's Miracles Blossom set.

Thanks for swinging by today!



Stamps: Beautiful Kindness, Miracles Blossom (Verve); Scripture Collection (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Papertrey Vintage Cream; SU textured ivory and Basic Black; Memory Box Brandywine dp
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: clear embossing powder, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, SU ivory taffeta ribbon; Fiskars A-Fleur border punch, circle and oval Nestabilities, Blue Moon charm, K&Co adhesive pearls, Cuttlebug embossing folder, distressing tool
Size: 4 1/4" square

28 comments:

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) said...

Amy - what a lovely trio! These are so elegant and each unique in it's own intricate way. You've outdone yourself this time. (P.S. I'm a fan of Laura Frederickson too).

Danielle said...

Fantastic cards Amy! I love how you've created this trio - what amazing work in each one! Gorgeous stuff!
Hugs, Danielle

Silke said...

Gorgoeus, gorgoeus cards - Amy!!! Love your take on the Sketch!!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Wow, Amy -- aren't you a busy bee? These are beautiful!

Janelle said...

Beautiful cards! I love the Fiskars emboss edge punch! (So much that I went and researched it before I commented) ;)

You always do such wonderful work!

Kelly Lunceford said...

I left a comment, but it must have gotten lost in cyber space! I am in love with this card trio! Such beautiful details!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful set, love the colors!

Angel said...

I love Laura's sketch sets too. I try to do that every now and then. Laura does it so well.
Your set is very pretty! Love the memory Box papers. I think I may have those. :-)

Amy said...

What a great idea with the sketch sets...so need to do it, maybe next week?!

Wow, all three are just gorgeous and jam-packed full of goodness! I love what you've done with the edge and butterfly punches! Great color combo as well!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Each one is absolutely fabulous Amy!! Love the papers, colors, and your take on the sketches!!

My Paper Adventures said...

Yowza!! Your cards are so pretty that I'm getting dizzy! LOL! You ROCK!!!

Becky said...

These cards are so elegant, awesome..

Viv said...

Jaw on the floor.....again!
Viv xx

Denise (peanutbee) said...

These colors are FANTASTIC, Amy! Love them all!

...I so need to try one of these *sketch sets* that Laura has everyone doing. SUCH a great idea!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous set Amy!

Wendy said...

Oh my Amy, these are all amazing!

Karen said...

All three are very pretty! I just bought that MS punch and you are definitely reminding me to bust it out of its packaging and use it!! :>

Anonymous said...

Amy - all I can say is WOW. Really, these are just beautiful.

Carla (cardsbycarla)

Norine said...

love them all really like the rich colors so pretty
Hugs
Norine

Bev said...

All are very pretty-love the colors and that fleur punch. tfs

Debbie Olson said...

So rich and elegant, Amy--beautiful job!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, I just love this set of creations. Gorgeous textures and colours. You are very talented and it was nice swinging by here today. Hugs from Desire

ChristineCreations said...

I [heart] burgundies...so I think these are fabulous...what great paper!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

GORGEOUS!! I love how Laura does those sets too! Beautiful paper and love the border punch!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Wow, Amy! This is just gorgeous stuff. Each card is unique and utterly breathtaking, while still coordinating with the others. Pure eye candy!

Sita said...

Amy, these are all so beautiful and elegant. TFS

Millie said...

These are lovely and thanks for teh heads up on teh Verve challenge!

minnascorner said...

Such eye candy! Gorgeous trio of cards, I love the colours you've used.

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