May 15, 2008

TAMARA'S SKETCH CHALLENGE

I love Thursdays because it is time for a new sketch challenge from Tamara - whoohoo! Here is the card I did for this week - I wanted it to be a happy card since I am sending it to someone who needs to have a little joy in their life right now. I decided to do a square card so the base of this card is a piece of So Saffron card stock cut to 10 1/2 by 5 1/4 inches then folded in half. I then layered it with a piece of Pretty in Pink card stock and faux stitched around the edges (you know I love to do this and I am trying to stop so that my cards don't all look the same, but I can't!). Then, using a piece of Spring Fling Designer Series Paper, I cut a square, then cut it in half, then in half again so I had four little rectangles. I adhered one of these to each corner to give the card some dimension. Then, using the Stamp Set Enjoy Every Moment, I stamped the flower on to Pretty in Pink card stock in Pink Passion Classic Stampin' Ink and punched them out using my Circle Scallop Punch. I then stamped the smaller flower from the same stamp set on Pretty in Pink card stock, but using Summer Sun Classic Stampin' Ink and punched those out using my 3/4 inch circle punch. I added a Pretty in Pink Brad to each of these, popped it up on dimensionals and adhered it to the center of each of the larger flowers. I also paper pierced the scallops of the larger flowers, and popped the center one up on dimensionals as well. I also added a piece of So Saffron narrow grosgrain ribbon to this one. The sentiments (they are two separate stamps) are stamped on Pretty in Pink card stock in Pink Passion Classic Stampin' Ink and then mounted on a piece of So Saffron card stock. I faux stitched around these layers as well ( I know, enough already!) to the center of the "o" I added a build-a-brad; I used a piece of the Spring Fling Designer Series Paper for the center. I just love these brads - may they stay in the catty forever (along with my jumbo eyelets, lol!). And, there you have it, the sketch of the week! I loved it! So, what are you waiting for??? Get on over to Tamara's blog and find out what the other dt members did and post your own take on the challenge, I would LOVE to see it! Have a FABULOUS day!!

33 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Awesome Alex! Looks like a fab layout! Wonderful colour choices and I'm with you....LOVE the Build a Brads and Jumbo eyelets ;)

Denise~ said...

Looks fab Alex! Love the square layout and the colors. The flowers are a nice focal point. I'm sure this will bring some joy to your friend. It made me smile! :)

Lauren said...

Very pretty Alex. The brad in the "o" is the perfect touch.

Manna said...

This is fabulous, Alex! Love your attention to details and of course, the stitching!

Denise... said...

So cute...bright and cheery! Love all that faux stitching...wow, I'm impressed!

kathleenh said...

Cute card Alex! I guess I need to pop on over to Tamara's blog and check out the sketch.

All Pink girl said...

Wow how fabulous is this card ,gorgeous as always ,Dawnx

Mel said...

I love this, pink is my favourite colour

scrapnnMO said...

Oh my Alex your card is sooo stunning! Love the colors and your take on that sketch is perfect! :)

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I love it! I love the addition of the brad in the sentiment! Great color scheme too!

Erin... said...

Don't stop faux stitching, I love it!! this is a great card, I love the colors and the buikd a brad looks fantastic!!

Melissa said...

Beautiful Alex! You know this girl can't get enough of the pink!!!

Many Blessings,
M.

Marlou said...

fabulous card Alex {as always :) } love the stitching :) x

Ila said...

Fabulous card Alex!..I love the faux stitching!!

Flossie's Follies said...

Love the pink and yellow color combo and those flowers are fantstic.

NattyK said...

This is so pretty, I love the faux stitching and how you used the brad as an O. x

Deb said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours and the paper. I could never get tired of seeing stitching on a card, faux or real!

specialcraftmom4 said...

Very pretty! The layout is great (:

Nikki Bond said...

What a beautiful card Alex!!! I'm sure she'll absolutely LOVE it! {SMILES}

Lovetostamp6 said...

Beautiful card Alex, LOVE the pretty design and colors. Jennifer :)

Latisha said...

Great card, got to love square cards. OMG that faux stitching must have taken forever! Your a pro >"< So how hot is it up there today??? Melting yet?

Diane said...

It's wonderful Alex,love the colors!!!!! Fabulous sketch!!

pescbrico said...

Oh this is really lovely! Love those colors together!

suzann said...

I've been slow getting caught up on reading the blogs after my vacation. But, girl, you have been so busy! All your work is great and beautiful! {I like your faux stitches!}

malieta said...

Very pretty card Alex and I love the soft colors...Great job!!!
malieta:)

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just super cute!!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Fantastic job with the layout, Alex! Love the color combo! Your friend will be very happy when they get this!

Stampin Hugs,
Becky

Christie said...

I sure do "enjoy" your work! Great job woman!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This turned out really cute, and I love the colors! :)

louise said...

Fab card Alex, that brad is great, and I love the layout.

Joan said...

I love this....the colours are wonderful and I love the big build-a-brad in the enjoy! Fabulous. Joan

Deborah said...

Love this sweet card Alex! You rocked this challenge! Take care, hugs, Deb

Rose Ann said...

I love the pretty colors and your flowers!! I love your brad that you built too!! (Have to get mine out more...*wink).