Monday, October 26, 2009

Sketch Challenges

Hello Stamping Friends:

I am really enjoying finding sketch challenges on either the forums I am on or on blogs that I visit. Sketches make one stretch their creativity and it also gives us a chance to use supplies that we have on hand not having to worry about, oh darn I don't have that stamp set, or don't have that paper, don't have that punch etc.

Sketches are provided for you to make it your own. You can change the orientation of the layout, you can mix it up etc. I am finding them to be fun and at the same time allowing my own creativity to come out. I hope you will participate in some challenges too and see what you can create.

This sketch was from Beate John's blog. Here is her sketch.

This is my card that I created from her sketch.

Here is how I made this card.

1. My card base is white card stock cut 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2".

2. The next layer is a piece of Real Red card stock cut 4"x 5 1/4". I stamped the background stamp Bella Toile with Vera Mark and sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip.

3. The two pieces that have the stripes were made by layering the DSP from Christmas Cocoa onto a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock that was 2 1/4" square and the DSP piece was 2" square.

4. The centre piece was a layer of Chocolate Chip cut 2 1/2" square, the Real Red was 2 1/4" and a 2" circle was cut.

5. I used the SU markers Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip to color the stamp image. I added a Real Red bow make from 1/4" ribbon. I also added some Dazzling Diamonds to the top of the cones.

6. The sentiment is from Oval All. I used SU markers Real Red, Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke to color it, punched it out with the large oval and layered it on a piece of Chocolate Chip that had been punched out with the Scallop Oval Punch.

Supplies used:

Stamps: Autumn Days, Oval All

Ink: Stampin Up Markers Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke. Versa Mark, Chocolate Chip

Paper: DSP Christmas Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, White

Accessories: Real Red 1/4" Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

Thanks for looking and commenting, comments are always appreciated.


Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for Oct. 27. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at

TrishG said...

Very cute card. Love the layout
Love the colors you used. Really attractive