Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Everybody Loves a Sketch

Who doesn't love a sketch?  It's the easiest starting point for making a card or a scrapbook layout.  The first Wednesday of the month is a sketch challenge at the Paper Pretties blog and you have got to love Frances for coming up with the best sketches.  One of the reasons I love this sketch is the triple rectangles.  Something about threes get my attention.  For this sketch you could repeat one image three times or go for three different images.  It's your choice, you can flip it around, change the rectangles to circles or ovals or whatever works with your card.  You can make it plain and simple or you can embellish it.  The sketch is just a starting point.  You don't even have to use Paper Pretties products on your card but if you've got them we'd sure love to see what you do with them.

The images I chose for my card are from a set that are either retired or on backorder.  I was going to give you a link to the set but since I couldn't find them in the store I decided to give you a link to another fun set of stamps that would be great for this sketch.  Sassy Shoes would be perfect for this layout.  I just ordered that set so I don't have them for this week's challenge, but when I get my inky little fingers on them I'll be looking for this sketch. 
I decided to stamp outside of the boxes, so to speak.  The images I used are a little bigger than the squares I planned for the mats which I think they're just the right size so I stamped and colored the images and cut them out.  They are popped up on the card with dimensionals.   I love it when you can do something so simple to get your card to work. 

don't forget the inside

Here's the deets:
Ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"; Ranger "Pumice Stone"; Close To My Heart "Desert Sand"
Paper - My Mind's Eye "Godd Day Sunshine" dp and mats are reverse sides of dp; Gerogia Pacific white cs;
Miscellaneous - copics; ZVA Creative Crystals; mini brads; glaze pen for faux stitching; baker's twine; Stampin' Up corner punch; Webster's Little Whimsies heart; Martha Stewart border punch

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties -  PWC152 sketch
Top Tip #32 - Open Challenge
Craft Your Passion #56 - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft - Something beginning with "C" - crystals and copics 
Pile It On - #18 Time to Travel (a different sort of travel but there's lots of packing for this trip)
Cute Card #162 - Use a sketch

Now it's time for you to start stamping.  Need more inspiration?  Well hop over to the Paper Pretties blog and see what the rest of the design team has created.  You'll also find all the challenge details and the linkey thing for posting your card. 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.                                              


  1. Awesome card! The DP is absolutely perfect with these images! Wonderful job!

  2. Great take on the sketch! Love the images - so cute!

  3. Great work! Love what you did with the sketch. This is such a fun set, you really brought it to life!

  4. This is another great card. Thanks for shring it with us at Cupcake again. x

  5. Such a lovely & cheerful card!! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

  6. Fab card love the layout works so well with the images,thankyou for joining us on the Cupcake Craft Challenge blog.
    Louise xx

  7. So so pretty!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday in ANYTHING GOES challenge!


  8. FABULOUS Chris, I LOVE what you did with the sketch!! My term was finished with Heather and I decided to take a break.

  9. OHHH! So many details and layers on this card!! LOVE that little moving truck! In our family we have a joke going with Hoover Movers (our moving company)! This is the perfect image!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Your comment made me smile;) BLESSINGS!!!

  10. Wonderful and gorgeous card thank you for joining us at Craft your passion

  11. Great card! love how did your card! Thanks for joining in with us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge! hugs Samantha :0)

  12. oh i just love this! the sketch & your papers are fabulous!! thanks for "piling it on" with us at PIO & hope to see you again soon! hugs!


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