Friday, January 28, 2011

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Thank goodness it's Friday! The last weekend of the month! WOW! We are leaving today for Las Vegas where Nick will be playing in a soccer tournament. We are really excited as we get to fly!! So a seven hour trip turns into a one and a half hour trip! Nice!!

So Friday is the day that we get a new sketch from the Sketch Frenzy Friday team! Today's sketch is from Robbie Rubala. Isn't it fabulous? I just love all the possibilities with this one! As you can tell, I did leave off the bottom strip. I tried and tried to make something work but it just didn't. And that's the great thing about sketches, you have a lot of creative liberties! Make it work for you!

With this card I actually started with the main focal image. Since it is no secret that I am totally in the mood for spring, I knew I wanted a flower image. So I chose one from the Awash With Flowers set. I haven't used this one in quite a while so I pulled it out. I also knew I wanted to watercolor so I pulled out some watercolor paper. I stamped my image on the watercolor paper with black StazOn ink and used Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, and Bashful Blue (for shading) to watercolor with. Then I corner rounded it and glued it to a piece of Basic Black and that got glued to the Whisper White card base. I used a greeting from the hostess set Occasional Quotes and stamped that onto a scrap piece of Whisper White using Basic Black ink. That was then punched out with the large oval punch. Then I took a piece of Basic Black cardstock and die cut a tag from the Lots of Tags sizzlets and the oval is glued to this. The black tag is popped up. Then I punched a flower from Melon Mambo using the itty bitty shapes punch pack and glued it to the corner of the tag and added a pearl. Done!

I really like how bright and cheery this turned out! So now you need to go and visit Jennifer's blog to see what she did with this sketch. Don't forget to tour through and see the great designs! Then go and create your own wonderful work of art and upload it to the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog. I always look forward to seeing what everyone has done with these sketches! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Awash With Flowers, Occasional Quotes; Paper- Whisper White, Basic Black, watercolor paper; Ink- Black StazOn, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Basic Black, Bashful Blue; Accessories- Lots of Tags sizzlets, itty bitty shapes punch pack, large oval punch, aqua painter, corner rounder, basic pearls, dimensionals


  1. OMG! Your watercoloring is awesome!!!! I love your card!

  2. Love this card!! That flower is so pretty!! Have fun in Vegas--hope it's warm for you!!

  3. Love this! Need to do some watercoloring after seeing your card.