February 29, 2008

it's weekend sketch challenge time!

Happy Friday! Today is Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge and this one is fantastic! This sketch is perfect for a single image card and can be done in a snap. Part of the Big Brown Truck delivery the other day was the set Nursery Necessities and the Nursery Letters jumbo wheel and today I got to play around with them a little bit. I chose to do a square version of the challenge to be a little different from my usual A2 size (5-1/2 x 4-1/4). The base is 4-1/4 x 8-1/2 so saffron. I layered the 4-1/8 x 3-1/8 piece of so saffron prints designer paper on a 4-1/8 x 4-1/8 piece of certainly celery. I took my bashful blue (1-7/8 x 4-1/8) and used versamark ink on the Nursery Letters wheel to get a subtle background. I stamped 'rock-a-bye-baby' in black Staz-on ink on a piece of 2-1/2 x 2-1/4 whisper white. The boat is stamped in bashful blue, certainly celery and so saffron and I just cut out the pieces I needed to make the boat so colorful. DID YOU KNOW??? The 1-1/4" circle punch frames out the bottom of the boat perfectly!!! That was a fun discovery. I don't know about you, but when I try to cut out something curvy, it looks pretty crazy. Now I can cheat and have a nice smooth line. I popped each piece of the boat up on a pop up dot and did the same with the framed rectangle. The brads are from the soft subtles collection and the ribbon is apricot grosgrain. I think you'll be seeing a whole lot more of this sketch from me, loved it! Have a great weekend everyone - see you Monday.


  1. Karen, your card is beautiful! Soft and pretty! And no....I did NOT know that the bottom of the boat will fit perfectly in the 1 1/4" circle punch! Great discovery. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs and smiles

  2. This is terrific...a great sense of color and design!

  3. This is adorable! I like your color choices and how you converted the layout to fit a square card--works beautifully.

  4. I LOVE this card! You did a great job!