Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sketchin' Again with Sketch Saturday

Phew, that week went fast.  I have two posts today... this first one is my card as Guest DT at Sketch Saturday.  I took the opportunity to make a card for my eldest son's birthday... he's 34 on Tuesday, phew that 34 years went fast, lol
The image I've used is one of the fabulous Birdbrains (this is Birthday Candle Birdbrain)  available at From The Heart Digital Stamps... as a digi of course, I'm a digi kind of girl :-)  As You Like It has CAS or Fussy... I like more "Simple" though not fully CAS - I like using patterned paper but still want the image to be the focus, I usually add very little in the way of embellishments, like this time, so I'm entering there as "CAS", oooh, I have to go and have a lay down after all that thinking about style :-)
This week's sketch really lent itself to one of my favourite "folds".  I don't know what it's called, if in fact it's got a name; basically the front of the card is only half width, leaving the inside of the card showing... perfect for the inherently lazy like me :-)) you get to show off the inside of the card while appearing to have decorated the whole 'outside' of the card.  Woohoo, bargain.  Addicted to  Stamps has a Lots of Layers challenge - I hope there's enough layers here... there ARE a lot, even though it's a CAS style card.
The border along the edge of the front, is cut with a Memory Box Oceana Border Die.. it adds some interest to the edge.  I used the same border (actually it's the "negative" of the die cut on the vertical edge) across the middle of the inside.
I coloured the image with Copics, adding some Ranger Glossy Accents to the flame and the "sweat". 
The papers are Kaisercraft - all three papers have gloss accents on them, not that it shows in the pics, grr.  The card's covered inside and out - so I'll be entering Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge 
I've added some letter beads to make Matt's name, actually the only embellie on the card! and that was it.  I'll be entering the Anything Goes challenge at Craft Your PassionCrafty CalendarThat Craft PlaceCatch The BugArt by Miran and Through the Craftroom Door
So that's what I did with the Sketch Saturday Sketch, why don't you pop on over and check out what the team did... it's amazing to see how different one sketch can look!  Hope you get a chance to show us YOUR take on it too -
I'll be back later with my card for the latest Di's Digis challenge.  See you then, Donna


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

This is fabulous love the layout Ginny x

Lorraine said...

A brilliant card Donna. I love the fun image and bright colours.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Jacee said...

Super card Donna, love the image, just fabulous!
hugs Jacee
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Cynthia said...

This is adorable, Donna! Adorable image and fabulous coloring. Thanks for joining the Anything Goes challenge at Catch the Bug this week!

Kim Rippere said...

Thanks for entering Craft Your Passion Challenges.

Craft Your Passion
{Design Team Showcase}
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Cathy P. said...

I love the fold of this card, Donna! It may be just the inspiration I need to start decorating the inside of my cards! Great coloring and patterned papers, too. I think we operate on a similar design style with layers, papers, but not as many embellies. I hope you son has a wonderful birthday. I can't wait to see what you come up with for next week's sketch! Hugs, Cathy

Cara Malmrose said...

One of my favorite images! Great job! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again!

Sol said...

Ha ha ha... Great image!! it made me laugh!! Fun and Happy Colors.. Great shine in your coloring!! Great Card!!
Thank you for joining us at ATSC Hugs Sol

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fabulous hun, I'm sure Matt will love it!
Hugs Shell xx

Joey said...

Donna this is fantastic :) love your colouring, thanks for joining us at art by mi ran. Jo x

Babi Kind said...

Lovely card. Thank you for playing along at Art by Mi Ran challenge. Hugs Babi

Pat K said...

What a fun card Donna with this adorable, beautifully coloured image. Really lovin the style too. hugs, Pat K xx

Annette said...

Wow, stunning colouring of your birdie.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
Tiddly Inks
Without Words Challenge and
As You Like It Challenge.

Helen said...

Beautiful card - the card fold you've used works so well with that sketch.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x