CAS(E) This Sketch 313

Thursday, March 14, 2019

This week at CAS(E) This Sketch we've got a retro design using the sketch from challenge #155.  It was a challenge then and it is a challenge now!



I spent a lot of time working on my card for this challenge.  I tried several different backgrounds, each worse than the one before!  Then I got the simple idea that I could cover up the wonky shapes with a layered poinsettia.  I get the spirit of the sketch without the stress of figuring out what to do with those shapes!

The gold & white challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown inspired this simple design.  I layered the die cut poinsettia with both white cardstock and shimmery white vellum.  And I must say that it looks fabulous in real life!  At Happy Little Stampers it's Anything Goes with Dies so I've joined in the fun over there too.


Thanks for stopping by!  My CAS(E) This Sketch teamies knocked it out of the park with this sketch so be sure to check out their cards.  Soooo inspiring!

Supplies
Stamps:  Tiny Words Christmas (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); vellum (Grafix); gold glitter (Recollections)
Ink:  Nocturne (Versafine Clair)
Accessories:  Layered Poinsettia die (Penny Black); gold cord (Stampin' Up!)

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Freshly Made Sketches 379

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

It's time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our hostess is Judy and she's given us a classic sketch!


I was inspired by the colors at Fab Friday as well as the flower challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges to dig out this oldie but goodie floral image from Stampin' Up!  I stamped one flower on the card base then another that I cut out to layer on top.  I added the green horizontal layer in between the two flowers but thought it looked too plain so I die cut a scribble to add on top of it to jazz things up!


The wee sentiment ended up popped up on a layer of cardstock because my first attempt smudged when I tried to stamp it directly on the card base. 😜There are no mistakes in stamping so I knew right away that the fix was to do it all over again as a layer!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you've got time to join us in the gallery at Freshly Made Sketches!

Supplies
Stamps:  Reason to Smile (Stampin' Up!); Tiny Words (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Mossy Meadow (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral (Stampin' Up!); Nocturne (Versafine Clair)
Accessories:  Scribbles & Splat Thinlet (Sizzix); Royal Garden sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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CAS(E) This Sketch 312

Thursday, March 7, 2019

I've had a lot of circles in my sketch challenge life recently!  I'm not necessarily against circles, per se, but they are tough to deal with when you have so many to deal with!!  This card features the latest challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch which had a LOT of random circles on it.  I went with a simple design and followed the sketch almost to the letter - allowing fo some different sized circles and a big ol' sentiment.



I used the colors at Sunday Stamps, which I think are perfect for a masculine card, and randomly stamped circles all over the bottom third of my card.  The big sentiment stands out layered over those circles and it allowed me to play along with Just Us Girls "birthday" challenge.


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you can join us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week.  The design team has made some great cards to inspire you!

Supplies
Stamps:  Dot Spot (Papertrey Ink); Celebrate Big (My Favorite Things)
Paper:  White (Spectrum Noir)
Ink:  Pacific Point, Lost Lagoon, So Saffron (Stampin' Up!); Nocturne (Versafine Clair)

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Freshly Made Sketches 378

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

It's time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches!  This week our challenge hostess is Amy and her sketch inspired me to bring a little spring-time into my world!



As is well documented here when I see three of something on a sketch I go into full-on panic mode.  I spent many an hour thinking, thinking about what to do with this sketch.  I made a card that was a VERY liberal interpretation of it and after spending a day thinking about it decided it no way was representative of the sketch so I scrapped it in favor of three daisies.  With the plaid background this screamed spring to me, which was fortunate because the challenge this week at The Paper Players is all about spring and at Stamps Ink Paper they want plaid!


Thanks for stopping by!  Our Freshly Made Sketches design team has made some fabulous cards with this sketch so be sure to check them out.  I hope we'll see you in the gallery!

Supplies
Stamps:  Sentimental Birthday (Winnie & Walter)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Amethyst Allure (Papertrey Ink); Daffodil Delight (Stampin' Up!); Perfectly Plaid Rainbow (Lawn Fawn)
Ink:  Nocturne (Versafine Clair)
Accessories:  Gerbera Daisy die (My Favorite Things)

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Tag You're It 82

Friday, March 1, 2019

We've crossed the bridge into March so that means it's time to start thinking about St. Patrick's day!  Well, at Tag You're It we've got you covered!  Our latest challenge has got a lucky Irish theme!



I was bitten by the gnome craze when I was making Christmas cards last year so I was so happy to find this little Irish gnome that I could use on this tag!  I backed him up with some shamrock digital paper that I found on Etsy.  I used the sketch at Global Design Project for my layout.


Thanks for stopping by!  Our Tag You're It design team has made some great tags for this challenge so be sure to check them out.  I hope you'll join us in the gallery!

Supplies
Stamps:  Beer Gnome (Katy's Card Emporium); Teenky Tiny Wishes (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Kraft, Pinefeather (Papertrey Ink); Solar White (Neenah); X-Press It Blending Card
Ink:  Pinefeather (Papertrey Ink); Copics
Accessories:  Traditional Tags STAX (My Favorite Things); Festive Mix (Studio Katia)

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CAS(E) This Sketch 311

Thursday, February 28, 2019

It's time for a new challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch!  This week our sketch is designed by Brian and it's a great design that is open to a wide range of interpretations.



I decided to incorporate the butterfly challenge at TGIF Challenge along with the purple challenge at Just Us Girls on my card.  I love how those butterflies seem to be floating across that panel!  I added a few sequins to take up some of the white space and a birthday sentiment and quick as a wink I was done!


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you can join us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Supplies
Stamps:  Painted Butterflies (Altenew); Sentimental Birthday (Winnie & Walter)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Amethyst Allure (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris (Altenew): Nocturne (Versafine Clair)
Accessories:  Lovely Lilac sequins (Neat & Tangled)

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Freshly Made Sketches 377

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

We've got a new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our hostess is Narelle, who always inspires me to add layers - but in a clean way!


I wanted to interpret those circles and square layer on the sketch a bit differently than the obvious so I stamped a grid on the background and layered on some colorful blooms and leaves.  (The grid allowed me to play along with the challenge at Addicted to Sketch).  I love how this turned out!


Thanks for stopping by! Our Freshly Made Sketches design team has created some great cards this week to inspire you so I hope you can play along with us!  We'e love to see you in our gallery!

Supplies
Stamps:  Summer Silhouettes, Off the Grid (Stampin' Up!); Tiny Words (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink:  Old Olive, Melon Mambo (Stampin' Up!); Nocturne (Versafine Clair)

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CAS(E) This Sketch 310 Meets Fusion

Thursday, February 21, 2019

I had a lot of fun combining the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch with the rainbow challenge at Fusion.  The sketch gave me the perfect opportunity to layer the ROYGBIV colors of the rainbow and top it off with this on-a-line die cut sentiment.



At As You See It Challenge they are looking for the answer to what I think is simple.  Well, that's simple!  It's white space and a focal image that is bold and maybe dramatic.  For this card I love how the bold colors only take up the bottom of the card leaving all that glorious white space!


Thanks for stopping by!  I love these two challenges and I'd love it if you played along with us.  There's a great sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch and at Fusion you've got a sketch and/or an inspiration to choose from!

Supplies
Stamps:  Hand Lettered Hello )WPlus9)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Vintage Violet, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red (Stampin' Up); Green Parakeet, Enchanted Evening, Dark Indigo (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Die of the Month May 2018 (Spellbinders)

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