Saturday, December 31, 2011

Unscripted Sketches #139

Love, love, LOVE this sketch!

Clean & simple....definitely my style.  Our daughter and her fiance are home for Christmas so she decided to help out dear old mommy get ahead on my DT duties.  She chose the paper colors, the embellishments and the stamp so this card was an absolute breeze to make!  I was completely finished the card in under two hours.  Believe me, this NEVER happens.....two days is more like it for me.  So, thank you Brady for helping me out!

Wishing you all a very happy new year!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Unscripted Sketches #138

The same card against a different colored background.

The sketch reminded me of window panes so I adapted that theory into a brick wall that took forever to do as I cut out each brick separately, glued them on to the card....only to find that most of them were covered by the 'windows' !!!  I added window panes, however, they interfered with the hanging balls so I had to offset the ornaments from the centre.  I used sookwang tape (great stuff) to make the glittered balls (green & gold glitter).

The snow covered roof was my way of achieving the uneven top edge of the sketch.   I tried to add a sentiment at the bottom of the card, but nothing seemed to fit so I decided that the horizontal lines of the 'bricks' would satisfy the layout of the sketch.

I would like to take this time to wish everyone a very happy holiday season that is blessed with family, friends, good health and of course....tons of food!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Unscripted Sketches #137

 A fun but challenging sketch! 

I bought this gift card for our paper carrier last week (free advertising for Walmart) because I absolutely L-O-V-E the colors!  The layout of this sketch was perfect for a gift card holder.  Because I used the gift card as my inspiration for the colors of this card, I felt that it needed to be front & here it is!  I even added red glimmer dots to the reindeer noses! The embossed background mat serves as the Title/Greeting of the sketch. 

I hope you enjoy my creation today.  I look forward to seeing your take on this sketch at Unscripted Sketches!

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Unscripted Sketches #136

The sky was the limit with this great sketch! 

I had sooooo much fun making these wee fit in perfectly with this sketch challenge.  The book does have several pages and is hand stitched down the centre (just like real old books).  I distressed the edges of the pages to achieve a well worn, aged look.  The wee pair of glasses were fashioned from some thin wire that I found on my husband's workbench.  The wire wasn't quite the right color but a can of spray paint fixed that.

Okay, anyone believe that the ribbon is actually Cherry Cobbler....not brown?  I really do hope that Santa Clause will bring me a new camera for Christmas.  If not, then I am hitting the Boxing Day sales to find one that can actually take a decent enough picture where red is really red!

Take a much needed break from the busy holiday season and show us what ya' got!
Just click on the link below cuz we are really looking forward to seeing your unscripted creations!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Unscripted Sketches #135

Thanks for stopping by!  I decided to stray a bit from my 'norm 'and use some really bright colors.  I was also tempted (again) to make a Christmas card but chose this instead. I promise that the next challenge (#136) will definitely be a seasonally themed card.

I wanted to stay as true to the sketch as possible this time and loved the idea of the popped up dice.  The sentiment, however, was a struggle!  In the end, I settled for plain old "Good Luck".... which actually is a very versatile greeting for a card.

I hope I have inspired you to get busy with your creations for this week's sketch at Unscripted Sketches.  We had a ton of amazing cards for last week's sketch .  It is awesome to see such great participation! 

So pull out the paper, ink up those stamps, grab a nice steaming hot cup of coffee and head to your craft room!  We would love to have you share your projects with us this week at Unscripted Sketches (click on the link below).