Monday 18 May 2015

Sketch #34

Good afternoon and welcome.
Today sees the launch of a new sketch challenge over at STAMPlorations
I love a good sketch and I must admit that sometimes I'm a little too literal in my interpretation, so this time I've gone a little off piste with my DT card.

Looks all quite normal until you look at the sketch!

When I first saw this I thought of the obvious interpretation, but then the wavy lines on the edge reminded me of a set of card blanks I bought over 12 years ago that were quite expensive. As they were sort of special I kept them for special projects, and there were still a couple left in the stash as I had forgotten all about them and tastes move on.  If I was going to use them it meant mirroring the sketch and then I thought about using flowers instead of butterflies. I kept the same pattern, 1 large and 3 smaller flowers. In the end though I had to make a card base myself as the colours left weren't quite right, a bit too pale and pastely!
The large flower and sentiment are from the Bloom Sketches set and the small from the very useful Eclectic Florals. I stamped the flowers with DIs then washed in the petals with more DI and water, then fussy cut them and worked the petals with an embossing tool and mat to give them some depth. I added a few leaves from my leaf box( all my left over green gets used to punch leaves when I've a spare moment) to add even more depth.

As usual Shery is offering the following prizes:-
Winner (voted by the design team)
 2 stamp sets (3" by 5") if you use STAMPlorations stamps, 1 stamp set if you don't
+ guest designer spot in a future Sketch Challenge
Top picks 3 digi stamps 
+ the option to be a guest designer too in the next Sketch Challenge if you will use a STAMPlorations digi stamp (to be provided ) OR if you already have STAMPlorations clear stamps.
All winners and top picks will receive a personalized guest designer badge that they can display on their blogs, as well as a STAMPlorations guest designer watermark.

So no excuses not to have a go and join in.
Pop over to the DT's blogs for more inspiration and info on their designs and check out our fab GD.
Becca DT
Tenia DT
Wei Wei DT

I'm joining the fun over at-

CAS on Sunday - Cheer up Buttercup
Stamping Sensations - Flower Power

Thanks for stopping by, come back soon. :)


  1. What an honour for me to be playing alongside you and the rest of the DT for this challenge! Your card: absolutely innovative, inspired and inspiring! Your flower cluster is nothing short of stunning; what a fabulous way to breathe 'new life' into one of your on-hand card blanks. In awe...

  2. I do like reading your posts as I often learn new phrases such as off piste:)
    Great dimension on those flowers! They are so sweet popped up a bit.

  3. Beautiful Jules...totally beautiful. Suzy spent the day at the vet having some dental work so has missed the wet and miserable day we've had. Just collected her and she is very sleepy xx

  4. This is quite beautiful! I love the little backwards take on the sketch:) The flowers and leaves make a wonderful focal point. Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

  5. Lovely card, Jules! Wonderful take on the sketch! The flowers are fab!

  6. You are going to have to go off piste more often because this is Fab-O! I was staring at the card, trying to figure out how you got the flowers to look like they were carved and then I read the summary. I'm going to have to steal that trick because they look super cool!

  7. Stunning and colourful card, Julie. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

  8. Such a bright and happy looking card! Love the colours of your flowers! Thank you for sharing at Stamping Sensations!

  9. A lovely floral design and a great interpretation of the sketch. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  10. Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. So elegant design! Love your beautiful dimension on those flowers!


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