Saturday, 28 August 2010
And so, here is my 1st sketchie for this week (see post earlier today)
This morning the wonderful Craft Stamper landed on my doormat nice and early and, as always, I flick eagerly through to see what's in there . . . I see my Isle of Skye trading card buddy has had a piece of work published (Pam Harrison) and there are some wonderful creations using a silhouette stamp, post-it notes and some distress inks - inspired or what?
This weeks sketch, as set by Lauren (see her blog here ) was to feature stars, well this didn't really fit in with my plan but . . . never one to give in I simply adapted my planned card AND managed to get ink on the Craft Stamper free stamp too . . . hope you like it.
I cut a panel of orange card slightly smaller than my DL base card, then cut a panel of white card slightly smaller again. I masked a triangular shape (slightly smaller than my Paper Artsy) silhouette stamp and then blended distress inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick before removing the post-it notes, I then inked up my P.A. stamp using memento Tuxedo Black and stamped over the triangle and slightly offset. I inked up the CS free stamp using the black ink too and then die cut my circle slightly larger than the stamped image and edged with Spiced Marmalade. I cute two triangles from copier paper and turned one upside down to make a template for my star and cut from yellow card, also cutting a strip of this same card as you see in the photo. A strip of orange card was also cut and edged with my Fiskars edging punch and some citrus-y circle patterned ribbon attached to the bottom of this orange strip. Once the card was assembled I stuck the sentiment on to my star and positioned where I thought it looked best and Voila!!! One Sketchie!!! - not sure how many more sketchies I will do this week but I think I might well use the post-it/distress ink technique again - perhaps using green next time! What do you think? Have you received your issue of C.S. yet?????
And here I go with my second sketchie of the day too - this one a Christmas sketchie. Sometimes I'm amazed at how differently the same basic sketch can turn out and when you multiply it by the number of people who will be having a go this week, that's an awful lot of different cards! Anyhoo, this one is blue in colour theme and I managed to fit loads more stars on to this one, the patterned papers are all by DCWV. Hope you like this one too