Thursday, May 31, 2012

Live the Life You've Imagined - DS54

I absolutely love this sentiment from Verve's Words of Wisdom set. Here, I've paired it with a die-cut butterfly (done with Verve's Flutterby die) and some Summer Fresh papers by Simple Stories. The layout is this week's Deconstructed Sketch, #54:

I think I've mentioned my unease with symmetrical sketches. In theory, they should be the easiest, and they're awfully pretty on paper, but when it comes time to create something, inevitably I end up feeling boxed in and constricted somehow. I struggled with this one yesterday and gave up on a few different attempts. This morning, however, my card came together in no time. Less than an hour -- a major feat for me!

I hope you'll join us this week at The Deconstructed Sketch. Link up your creations HERE. But first, have a look at all the inspiration the DT has put together:

  • Amber Hight
  • Arielle Gordon
  • Donna Wardle 
  • Jen Shults 
  • Jessica Diedrich
  • Judy Rozema, Guest Designer
  • Kadie Ensley
  • Lori Boyd
  • Pam Varnell 
  • Sheri Gilson

  • Thanks for stopping by!

    StampsWords of Wisdom (Verve Stamps)
    Paper: Papertrey Kraft and Rustic White card stock, Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red card stock, Simple Stories Summer Fresh 6x6 pad
    Ink: Versamagic dark blue, Ranger Brushed Corduroy and Antique Linen Distress Ink
    Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Circle Nestabilities, Verve Flutterby die, Stampin' Up wide twill, Papertrey buttons, Lemon Divine Twine, The Cat's Pajamas natural linen string, adhesive pearls, distressing tool, foam squares
    Size: 5 1/2" square


    Desire Fourie said...

    Just so beautiful and creative.
    DS4J DT Member
    Doing Life

    Marisa said...

    Looove that polka dotted butterfly - happy sigh :) Great use of the sketch!

    Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

    This makes me swoon! Absolutely GORGEOUS Amy!

    Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

    Beautiful card!! Love the polka dot butterfly and embossing!! Great take on this weeks sketch.

    kadie said...

    Another fantastic and inspiring card, Amy! Love that you used the ribbon for one of the panels! Genius!

    V's Sweet Ideas said...

    Your cards are always inspiring! I always look forward to seeing your posts.

    Heidi said...

    Oh I do love this sketch and how you used it. You always have a way with twine.

    Dawn Easton said...

    Gorgeous card, Amy! Love how you've added the buttons on each side!

    Luanne said...

    This is a real beauty! (of course, all of your cards are... :-). I really like how you used the twine. I can't imagine you having a hard time with this, but I know how sometimes you have to walk away for a while, and then it comes all at once what will make it work! This is perfect!

    Shantaie said...

    I love the calico, and bright sunny feel of this card, so reminds me of a quilt from days gone by..only more updated and gorgeous!

    Vickie Z said...

    Loving the pleated sentiment, colors,and butterflies!! Twine is perfect!

    Joanne Basile said...

    You sure can't tell you struggled with this sketch... this is gorgeous!

    dpkennedy said...

    Fabulous twill treatment! I love the distressing on the edges and sweet butterfly! Very pretty!

    Kelly said...

    Love your interpretation of the sketch Amy, well done! Hugs, Kelly xxx