Friday, July 24, 2009

FTL 52!

It's official, I finally have a year's worth of sketches (although I posted the first sketch back in May 2008). It's kind of fun to reflect back a bit. At that point, the blog was very new. I started it because I had always sampled stamping styles, but finally found one that fit and that I knew would stick. I am so glad that so many people seem to enjoy this style too! Thank you so much for visiting!
Here's the sketch:
And here's my version. I vaguely recall that the inspiration for this sketch had a card featuring a bird cage. I really wanted to include a bird cage on my card, but was less than impressed with what I had in stamps. So I got to work in FreeHand and drew this on the computer. I printed it out, then stamped the little bird from Everyday Classics into it.
Supplies: Stamps: Everyday Classics Ink: Ocean Tides, True Black Paper: Aqua Mist, True Black, Ocean Tides, White Accessories, etc.: computer illustrating program and printer, scalloped punch, button, thread

20 comments:

Marie said...

WOW - 52 sketches!! I am pretty sure I came over here after you announced it on your other blog and have followed you ever since. In fact, I even think I used your first sketch right away but it would have been posted on my blog when I used Blogger. I've switched hosts twice since then!!!! I don't get to your sketches as often as I would like - stamping time is so hard to come by with my husband deployed - but I love getting updates in Google Reader with your new sketches and the cards the gals have made. CAS is totally ME so your blog is one of my faves. Congrats on a year's worth of sketches!!!

LeAnne said...

Beautiful card, you lost me at Freehand, though! Never heard of that but it is quite impressive what you've done!

Mariah said...

Love the lay out. I'm new to your blog but am so glad that I found it...just what I was looking for. Thanks!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very pretty card. I like the layout really well.

Mary Fish said...

I'm so glad I had a chance this week to play with one of your wonderful sketches. Here's what I came up with! http://www.stampinpretty.com/2009/07/nouveau-chic-boutique.html

Susan (peebsmama) said...

First... I'm so impressed that you drew the bird cage. I don't have the patience to do that kind of thing and usually give up and move onto another idea :-)

Secondly, congrats on having a year's worth of sketches. I have only participated in a handful of them since I only found your blog a couple of months ago, but I enjoy looking back through all of them to get ideas.

Nancy L. said...

The color combo and sketch are great! But that cage is amazing!! Thanks for all your CAS, love them!

Nancy L. said...

Here is my card for this sketch:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lunastamps/3756022226/

Love this sketch! Thanks!

SueB said...

Amazin' that you're up to 52! I'm loving the bird cage - you should branch out and offer it to Papertray for a future stamp. I've been looking for a nice simple bird cage - TFS!

luizepootje said...

Congratulations with your one year of CAS sketches! I like them very much, a wonderful stylish style!

Allison said...

Terrific work Natasha! Love the ideas here...congrats! Here's my [url="http://stampinwhenican.blogspot.com/2009/07/ftl52.html"]card[/url] for this one!

Banu said...

WOW 52 sketches....that is awesome. I am so glad that you decided to do this blog and we love all your sketches.. :D

Lynne in NI said...

Great sketch! Can't believe this is your 52nd and I've only just found you!
Here's mine
Lynne
:D

Stacey Schafer said...

Another fabulous sketch! You girls ROCK!

http://stampinwithstacey.blogspot.com/2009/07/happy-everything.html

Lynette said...

Thanks for another great sketch. I got to play along. Here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1426426?&cat=3154

Martha said...

loved the sketch, here is my card
http://creatingisfun.blogspot.com/2009/07/dtc-17.html

Ilse Vargas said...

Congratulations for so many sketches. Keep them coming :) The first card on the post is made with this sketch.
Thanks!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Here is my card using this sketch

Janelle said...

Congratulations on 52 sketches! I didn't "discover" you until recently, but plan to make a card using each one of your sketches over the next year. Here's mine for this sketch and for #3. Thanks for all the great inspiration!

Cynthia said...

I love your work. I must comment more often but you probably will get tired of my ooooohing and aaahhhing won´t you.....