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 Passion, Crafty Calendar, That Craft Place, Catch The Bug, Art 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