Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday 9/5/14 Happy Birthday

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

I am so HAPPY today is Sketch Frenzy Friday, because I can now tell you that we have several new design team members that have just been added to our lineup!

I would like to introduce to you
Terri Tank from -
Carol Reed from-
Karen Gibson from
and coming soon  Elizabeth Kratzer

These talented ladies are from my summer VC-Rocks group. I know you will be  very please to see their creations. Each one brings a different style and take on Stampin' Up products.  Please check out their blogs and give them some love. Welcome to the SFF Design Team ladies I am so glad you have joined us.

This weeks sketch was my design. I tried to do the less is more thing, but I don't think that is in my blood (Smile). I didn't design the sketch solely for myself because I would have added a lot more elements lol. I knew the DT members would be really creative with it. When I create a sketch I think about the end product. What will the cards look like when following the sketch. Of course colors and textures will always be different but the over all look of the cards in most cases will be similar. That's the beauty of sketches. Everyone has their own take on it.
Here is this weeks the sketch.

This is what I came up with.

The card base is Crushed Curry. The first layer is Basic Black, the second layer is Pool Party and the third Background layer is from the Flashback DSP pack.
The back rectangle piece used the same layering colors. The Flower is punched with the Blossom punch. I punched out two flowers. One flower piece was cut in half plus a little extra off each end. This allowed me to be able to make the center flower layer appear a little smaller and I was able to give it a bit of a curl for dimension.  I punched a 1" circle and added several random dots using a white gel pen for the center of the flower. As a special note; the DSP flowers had a touch of black at the tip of each little flower. I wanted to enhance the tips of those flowers to match my flowers black center so I used a Basic Black Marker and colored over each flowers tip to darken the dots. Doing this really coordinated the DSP and the flower focal image and gave it some pop! I added several loops of Black 1/8th " Taffeta Ribbon just for fun and added texture to the flower. The sentiment and Banner are from the Itty Bitty Banner stamp set and Framelits. I used Whisper White and Basic Black card stock and Basic Black ink to create the banner.

The Flower is so cute I might be able to mount it on a pin and wear it as a broach. What do you think?

Here is a look at the inside.

The sentiment is from the Yippee Skippy stamp set. I always try to coordinate the inside of my cards whit the card front. I think it adds a little bit of a custom finished look to my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope this sketch, card and ideas have given you some inspiration and you will want to create a card  from it. If you do we would love to see it. Please share it on the SFF blog here:

Have yourself a little fun and create a card!
Chat soon,


Terri T. said...

Cute card & yes I could see the flower as a pin.

Carol Read Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator said...

Patrice your card is just so colorful, I love it. Very Cheery!

Carey said...

Great work as always. I love the flower and could see it on a box for someone special.
Your bff and her faithful furry companion

Carey said...

Great work as always. I love the flower and could see it on a box for someone special.
Your bff and her faithful furry companion