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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.

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CPS # 148 Sketch Challenge

Once again it's time for CPS's weekly sketch challenge.  I loved this sketch because it was so simple it was a challenge for me!  And I know that probably doesn't make sense, but I'm normally a frilly, fussy, 'more is more' cardmaker, and this sketch really made me work for it!  That said, I am really pleased with the outcome.  Here is the sketch . . .

And here is my take on the sketch; as you noticed, I did a more veretical card as opposed to a horizontal one . . .

And a spotlight pic . . .

{A side note:  You can't really tell it in the picture, but the texture and color of the embossing are almost identical to the color and texture of the ribbon - a really cool look!}
And my simple product list . . .

  • Cardstock - Bazzill
  • Patterned Paper - K&Company Designer Mat Pad "Roam"  (I'm loving these papers!)
  • Shimmery copper ribbon from my stash
  • Gems from Basic Grey 'bling it'
  • Sentiment stamped with Versamark ink, then heat embossed using Ranger 'Copper' embossing powders
  • Label cut with Cricut "Home Accents" cartridge

Do you see how easy that was?  But doing a simple card isn't really that easy for me, so I'm grateful for the challenge.  Thanks for visiting!  Becky


Farmgirl Paints said...

Well that is really cool. I love Basic Grey...their papers speak to me.

BTW loved your word. Happy New Year to you too Becky:)

Lea L. said...

Very pretty card! I love the papers you used! Thanks for joining as at CPS this week!


rae said...

ooohhhh.... love that background paper, what a great card!! fabulous take on the CPS sketch this week, thanks for playing along with us :)