Friday, July 15, 2011

CSAYL - Feelin' Sketchy

Hope you have all had a great week - I am back at work now so life around here is busy, busy, busy! How about a sketch challenge? This week the challenge over at CSAYL is to create a card following the sketch below:
The winner of this week's challenge will have a chance to be a Guest Designer in August. Sorry about my image quality - I had trouble trying to take the blur out of the sketch picture, but hopefully you get the idea :). Here is my take on the sketch:

The image was stamped in Tuxedo Black ink using an image from Taylored Expressions' Wings Of Joy  set and coloured in with my Copics. I also stamped the birds a second time, cutting them out and popping them up on dimensionals. I added glitter for the snow and stamped the sentiment in Melon Mambo ink, matting this layer on some Rose Red card.

I used some De Lovely DP for my strip across the middle, using two scalloped borders cut from Aqua Mist cardstock as a mat. Some pink ribbon was adhered across the middle and some Kaisercraft pearls were added underneath the bottom scallop. All of this was then attached to some Whisper White card and attached to my Aqua Mist card base. A final scallop from Aqua Mist was added along the top.

To continue the same theme into the inside of the card, I added some more De Lovely paper which was edged with  my scallop punch and a thin strip of Aqua Mist card. The bird image also from Wings of Joy was stamped in Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with my Copics and the sentiment stamped in Melon Mambo ink.

This week we have guest designer Linda joining us - make sure you check out her lovely creation along with all of our other designers over at the CSAYL blog.

Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Wings of Joy (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock: Aqua Mist (PTI); Whisper White, Rose Red (SU); De Lovely DP (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Melon Mambo (SU)
Accessories: Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars); Scallop border punch, Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU); pink ribbon; Copics; dimensionals; Pearl strip(Kaisercraft)


  1. ohhhh I love this card Kerry! I am absolutley in love the blue christmas cards so will def be looking to this one for inspiration when I make the time to start my christmas cards - I'm no where near as organised as you are!!!! :) Love your work :) xxx

  2. this is such a sweet card Kerry, love the glitter as snow.

  3. Sweet and subtle christmas colours!! Loving the DS paper and the double row of pearls! :)