torsdag den 6. januar 2011

Skipping Stones Design's card sketch SSD #58


Today I share with you my very first sketch card challenge.
I am determined to work more on these card sketches to improve my skills ... but I must say ... very difficult for me to think outside the box when I constantly look at the sketch.

I decided to play along with Skipping Stones Design's card sketch "SSD #58"

This is the sketch:
And this is my card:

I distressed the papers for a more rough look. Not too sure what I think of the card myself - what do you think?

Cardstock: PTI white + Terracotta Tile + Smokey Shadow
Pattern Paper: Avignon Paper: Annonce
Stamps: PTI Damask Design, Text Style
Ink: PTI Terracotta Tile + Smokey Shadow + Tea dye duo
Ribbon: PTI Terracotta Tile Saddle Stitch Ribbon 
Other: Nestabilities circle, gem perls

Happy New Year - I am back

Happy New Year!!

It has been awhile since my last post - but I have been really busy with work, so I forgive myself for having neglected my blog, but for 2011 I have set a stamping goal which is to participate in minimum two challenges / blog hops per month - this way I will be "forced" to blog more frequently.

Today I am sharing a card I made yesterday while my dear boyfriend was laying in bed feeling ill. It's a birthday card - perhaps I should have made a "Hope you feel better soon" card?

With this card I wanted to combine different background stamps and I ended up using 3 types - combining different background stamps doesn't come easy to me - so I used this Dawn McVey's post as my inspiration. I started off my looking/reading her post - then I went to my craft room and created my own version.

I would love to hear what you think of the card!


Cardstock: PTI white + aqua mist
PTI Damask Design, Text Style, Round and Round, Fillable Frame #4

Ink: Distress Ink Faded Jeans  

Other: PTI Die Fillable Frame #4, lace and gem perls