Tuesday, April 22, 2008

...Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #03

Here it is third sketch challenge to date. I started with a card base of Kraft Cardstock measuring 11 X 4-1/4. The flower panel (4-1/4 X 2-1/2) and the blue dotted panel (3-3/4 X 2) are both from the Summer Picnic Designer Paper pack (these measurements include the Old Olive Cardstock mats used on both pieces). The focal panel is made up of Whisper White Cardstock, and Old Olive Cardstock that measures 2-1/2 X 2-1/2. I added three Silver Brads to the flower panel using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer for placement, then wrapped some Double-Stitched River Rock Ribbon around the blue dotted panel. It is tied in a knot around a ribbon slider from the Stylized Silver Hodgepodge Hardware set.

The focal image is from the set "A Little Birdie Told Me", and was stamped onto two seperate pieces of Watercolor Paper in Jet Black Staz-On Ink. One image was watercolored using Stampin' Write Markers and Aquapainters, then cut out using CutterBee Scissors. It was then layered on top of the other bird using Dimensionals. The grass was created using markers and aquapainters also.

The sentiment is from the set "Absolutely Fabulous", and it was stamped in Jet Black Staz-On Ink using a Stamp-a-ma-jig and Image Sheet for placement. The card is finished by adding a couple of rows of paper piercing using the Mat Pack and Paper Piercer again.

Feel free to use whatever shape you like for your focal image. The sketch shows a circle, but you can use a square, a rectangle, or an's your choice. There will be other sketches, however, that will require the use of a certain shape later on. The sketch was originally made for a square card, but I used it for an invitation-sized one. The size of the card is up to you....just try to keep the fundamentals the same.

***Don't forget to use the keywords MTSC03 when uploading your creations into a public gallery...also include a link in your description to the original sketch here at my blog. That's it for now, but I hope you enjoy this sketch challenge. I can't wait to see what you all come up with! Until later.....Hugs ~ Mercy


Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me, Absolutely Fabulous

Papers: Kraft, Summer Picnic DSP, Old Olive, watercolor

Inks: Jet Black Staz-On

Accessories: markers, aquapainters, mat pack, paper piercer, brads, ribbon, hodgepodge hardware, stamp-a-ma-jig, image sheet, scissors, adhesive, dimensionals


LeAnne said...

Very nice card, love these colors together!

Sharon in NE said...

I like this. The layout, the sweet bird, the papers,'s all great.

JAR said...

I love this sketch!! I will have to try it later this week! Your two cards you have made with it are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I didn't know you were doing sketch challenges! I love them!!!!!! I am going to try and find time to get to the ones you've done so far, and then play every week - thanks for sharing, Mercy!

Giovana said...

I just found your blog, it is awesome!!!
I will try your sketch, I love challenges.

God bless you