Sunday, January 15, 2012

My First Challenge Sketch

Ok, it took quite some time, but I thought what the heck let me try my hand at a sketch challenge.  This first challenge probably took me two hours to complete, but I'm ok with how it turned out.  I found the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge at a friends blog and have been hooked on that site along with her blog.

Here's the challenge sketch this week:

Check out this fun sketch provided to us from our sketch coordinator, Anya Schrier.  Feel free to turn or flip the sketch, make a shaped card, or just use this shape in or another similar shape in the center of your project - just use the basic principals of this sketch in your design.  Set your mojo free and go with the flow.

So here's my first attempt.  Feel free to let me know what you think!!

Supplies Used:

PTI Raspberry Fizz paper, Tim Holtz distressed paper in blue, American Goods paper, Stampin Up Glitter Paper in Red,
Waltzingmouse Stamps:  Say It Loud Winter, Sewing Box Christmas
Cricut Heart Cut Out, Ribbon from Walmart, Red Pearls

I started out thinking Spring and then switched back to Valentines.  I loved the squiggles on this paper and layered it onto the Raspberry Fizz paper.  I then used the heart from Sewing Box Christmas and stamped with versamark black.   I then stamped Warm hugs onto a strip of Raspberry Fizz paper (3/4" wide)  and placed it on the blue card stock (1 1/2" wide) using dimensionals.  I thought it needed some more pizazz and added red pearls to the center of the hearts.  The heat is cutout with a Cricut cartridge and the ribbon run through it and tied into a bow.

Hope I can find the time to complete a challenge at least once a month if not more.  Now that the cold and snow have hit I might just be able to do it. 


  1. that's great for the first time! nice colors and lovely sentiments! Love from HOLLAND.

  2. gorgeous colors.....beautiful card!

    enjoy *~*

  3. This is wonderful! Love the heart theme and the fun color scheme. Thanks so much for playing along with the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge this week.

  4. Love the little Sewing Box hearts on the vertical panels with all of the pearls! This is such a sweet Valentine. The glittered heart is amazing all tied up in that ribbon, and the sentiment fits your theme perfectly!

  5. This is one spectacular card, way to go starting with style! I hope you will be a frequent visitor from now on :) Thank you for joining the Mischief Makers this week! xo

  6. Wow! Your card is so adorable! Love those stamped hearts and the combination of colors. Completely fun and super sweet! I hope you will join us again real soon at Waltzingmouse. I can't wait to see what else you'll create!