Friday, April 1, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday 4/1/11

Hello to all my blogging friends. I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

This is my first post as a Design Team Member for Sketch Frenzy Fridays Weekly Blog Hop. I am so excited to be able to participate with this group and I hope to have a long relationship with them. My goal is to help inspire your creativity and to challenge you to try new and different techniques and designs that you may not have ordinarily have come up with.

First off you may have found my blog while you were visiting over at Melinda Couden's blog     (Hi Melinda) wasn't her card just stunning!

This weeks sketch was designed by Kim Innis, I think it is just a super challenge! There are so many shapes to play around with and a lot of room for your own creativity. Feel free to turn it on it's side or move the shapes around. It was designed to challenge us and to get our creative mojo flowing.

This is the card that I came up with. I would be interested in hearing about what you think about it, so please leave me a comment. I am giving away a bit of Blog Candy to celebrate this first Blog Hop and for getting 26,000 hit on my blog. What a week!
 This is a close up picture of the interactive flap on the front of the card
and here is a photo of the inside of the card,

 Supplies used:
Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke card stock.
New Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper. I just love this paper! Oh My Goodness Beautiful you have to see it.!
4 Punches-Jewelry Tag Medium, 1 3/8 inch circle, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border and the small Oval from the Holiday Mini.
3 stamp set- Hostess Level One- Silhouette Sentiments for the words on the Tiny Tags on the front of the card. Nature Walk also on the front of the card and Thank You from Plane & Simple used on the inside of the flap on the bird cage. I used black marker to color in the Bird Cage because I wanted to wipe away the center of the cage to stamp in "Thank You" and then draw around the word so that it stood out. Then I used the small Oval Punch so that you can see Thank You from the front.
Pearls, Hemp Twine, two little brads and a safety pin from the Vintage Trinkets set. Crochet Trim Victoria 5/8", Sticky Strip to hold down the Crochet Trim on to the back of the 1 3/8 circle. I drew a circle with Old Olive Marker around the edge of the 1 3/8" circle to give it depth. Stampin Dimensional's.
Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy and Basic Black Markers were used to color all of the stamped images.
I cut out one flower and mounted it on to the front of the 1 3/8" circle, then I added a few Pearls to add some Wow to the card. I then  cut out a couple little strips of the DSP to decorate the inside of the card. That's all there is to it.

Thanks for Stopping by today it is much appreciated! Don't forget to leave a comment.

Your next stop on the Blog Hop is to visit Robbie Rubala    Please give her a heartfelt "Congratulations"  as she is a new Grandma!!! You have to see the pics of her beautiful grand baby and of course her amazing  card. I am glad everyone is healthy and happy Robbie!
Please post your sketches  over at our  SFF main page. You can also start at the beginning of the Blog Hop there too, just click here to add your sketch 
Have fun hopping today and after you have visited everyone's blogs it will be your turn to go and create something fun.


Deb said...

Super job! Your card is really pretty! I love the way you did the crochet trim around the circle!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Such a beautiful card... congrats to you!!! I'm so tickled for you. You will be a fabulous addition!!! hugs,

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the group! Great job on the card!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous card--I love the inside--so pretty

Welcome to the team--it's so nice to have you!!!

Tina said...

Welcome to the group! So glad to have you here. Beautiful card too, love the layers!

Carey said...

Great job with the colors and layering and everything. I hope and pray you can come to convention.

Hugs Carey and Roscoe

Sunflower Stamper said...

Awesome job!! and Welcome! so Glad your part of the team!!

Kim said...

All I can say is WOW! This card is awesome! I love all the elements. Welcome to our group!

Anita said...

Stunning card! I love how you did the flap.

Susan (rainy) said...

Congrats, Patrice!! Love this beauty of a card you created.. wonderful design!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Oh wow, Patrice!! This card is stunning.. so glad to have you on the SFF team! Congrats on your blog hits too!
Sharon F.