Saturday, February 26, 2011
This month's Sketch For You To Try is such a great one that I had to sneak in at least one more card before the March sketch comes out. Have you played yet? Entry form and details are HERE! The year-end prize pack available for one lucky participant who completes all twelve sketches is phenomenal! Only a few days left to enter February's challenge (deadline is the last day of the month).
Whenever I see a circle focal point on a sketch, my first thought is always JustRite. Birdhouses, a recent release, is a definite favorite -- the birdhouse images are so sweet and just sing Spring! I stamped the birdhouse trio center on Copic's X-Press-It blending card stock and colored with Copic markers. The blue sky shading was done with a combination of Prismacolor pencils (Sky Blue Light and Muted Turquoise) and sponging (Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink by Ranger). I wanted to give the card a little bit of a rustic look, so I inked and distressed the edges, added some random taupe stitching, and, just for fun, used a piece of burlap for one of the sketch panels. The open scallop frame around the main image was cut with Spellbinders Lacey Circles Nestabilities, and the red scallop border was cut with the Open Scallop Border Dienamics die by My Favorite Things. The "home sweet home" words were on a tag that was included in a Doodlebug Designs "Welcome Home" Cute Cuts sheet of die-cuts, and the pretty red and yellow papers are both from Cosmo Cricket's Togetherness Mini Deck.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Stamps: Birdhouses (JustRite)
Paper: Papertrey Rustic White and Kraft, Stampin' Up Soft Suede, Copic X-Press It blending card stock, Cosmo Cricket Togetherness dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks
Accessories: Copic markers, Primsmacolor pencils, Spellbinders Lacy Circles Nestabilities, foam adhesive, Buttons Galore red buttons, May Arts natural burlap string, burlap, Stampin' Up twill, My Favorite Things Open Scallop Border Die-namics, distressing tool, paper piercer, needle, taupe thread, Seeing Spots embossing folder
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"