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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

While you are here I hope you will find inspiration and ideas for making your own projects, however any images or projects you find here are my personal property and should not be used for your own monetary gain, or for contests or challenges. Thank You!


Cardvaarks Sketch Challenge

Cardvaarks challenge for this week was to make a card based on a sketch.  I found this sketch unusually hard to turn into a card, and I think that was because I was trying to do it on a more grand scale.  I'm working on a set of gift cards for a friend, and when I scaled the size down to a 4" square card, it just came into focus and I really like the end product.  Here is the sketch . . .

And here is my take on the sketch . . .

Spotlight pic . . . 

And here is my products list . . .

  • Base of card is Die Cuts With a View (DCWV)
  • Sentiment is Bazzill
Patterned Paper is from My Minds Eye "Mademoiselle" line:
  • Stripe is "Mother"
  • Floral is "Mother Floral"
Stamped with brown ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I didn't like the end result, so I inked the whole little rectangle with versamark and coated the whole thing with Ranger clear embossing powder and heat embossed it.  I like the end result much better!

Pearls are from Prima 'e. line'

Bling on the flowers is Stickles 'platinum'


After all the fuss over the larger sketch, the final card ended up much prettier than I had expected.  I think I'll make a couple more from this paper, just using different sentiments and with the addition of a couple of lavender sachets will make a pretty gift.  Blessings friends!  Becky


Anonymous said...

Your card turned out great. I too go on a smaller scale and couldn't incoporate the entire idea behind the sketch! You did a great job, love your chice of papers!

Juls said...

this is just gorgeous! Love the soft pastel colours!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, thanks for playing along!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

My "stay in pjs" days are the most productive. I love your wish I could be creative, crafty productive:-).

K-Sue said...

I really like this one. It could be done even simpler and still be very nice (for those of us who don't quite remember where that heat gun is, and if we did, probably wouldn't bother getting it out).