Thursday, April 8, 2010

Eighty Five

Woo, it's {almost} Friday. I've returned with a sketch this week. I was inspired by this delightful card by Carrie Gaskin. I decided to modify the sketch a teensy bit. Instead of the scallops, I went with a strip of patterned paper slightly apart from the mat layer. I made mine 6.5x3.5. I really enjoy making cards this size!

Here's my card based on the sketch directly. I used the colours in the Haiku paper as my inspiration. Now that it's available at a clearance price, I ordered 5 packs... so I feel like I can use more of my stash. This was one of my all time favorite paper packs!

The second card is basically a copy of Carrie's card using some different colours. Once again I used the colours from the Thoroughly Modern paper as a starting point. I ended up substituting Soft Suede with Basic Grey, and Bermuda Bay with Taken with Teal. I am still a little mournful towards losing Taken with Teal. Considering turquoise is such an in colour this year and Bermuda Bay isn't sticking around, I was a little taken aback at that particular decision! Oh well, hopefully there will still be some paper around for my upcoming stamp club order!

For the ribbon and bow, I wrapped a piece of double sided tape around where I intended to place the bow. I gathered it in so it would look like the bow actually originated from that point. I made the bow on my plastic canvas version of the bow-easy, then stuck it on. So much easier than figuring out the right lengths and worrying about which way the bow ends up!

Supplies: Stamps: Paradise, Fifth Avenue Floral (Stampin' Up!), Signature Greetings (PTI) Ink: More Mustard, So Saffron, Old Olive, Orangerie, Taken with Teal, Rose Red, Basic Grey Paper: White, Basic Grey, Tangerine Tango, Thoroughly Modern, Haiku Accessories, etc.: Teal Satin ribbon, So Saffron grosgrain, scallop edge punch

If you decide to play along, feel free to leave a link!

28 comments:

L. Ann said...

cute cards with the sketch. I like the colors a lot. They are awesome. I love the sketch too. I can't wait to go drag my stuff out and try my hand at one. :D

Lynn said...

Love the colors on the first card! Both are gorgeous!

Carrie Gaskin said...

I'm really glad you liked my layout and card. Thanks so much for your interpretation. VERY NICE! I may just have to play along.....

Laura said...

Thanks for the sketch. I was having trouble sleeping, and it gave me something to work on. Fun layout!

Susan Raihala said...

Lovely sketch and lovely cards, Natasha! I particularly like the leafy one...great colors and such a warm card.

Nicole said...

Another great sketch! I had fun playing along! :)

Crafting Clare said...

Love this sketch and your cards are beautiful - especially the first with its gorgeous colours and leaves which are a favourite image of mine. Hope you enjoyed your well-deserved break last week!

Shauna said...

ooooh, I can't wait to play! I love your second card so so much. Maybe my scallop obsession has something to do with it, and the colours are amazing.

Amanda said...

I always enjoy your site for inspiration. Thanks for putting up so many gorgeous challenges!

Steph said...

Thanks for the great challenge. I hope to play more often! And the card is gorgeous!!

Jessica G. said...

Another wonderful sketch and beautiful sample card, too! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Crafty Creations said...

Another great one! Thanks!!

designbygutschi said...

A great sketch! I love your cards so much.
Jutta

designbygutschi said...

Lovely sketch and lovely cards, Natasha! All are wonderful!
Jutta

Candice said...

Both of the cards are just beautiful. Thanks for the clean & simple sketch.

Whimsey said...

So love this layout!!! Thanks for the great inspiration!

http://whimsicalcreations.blogspot.com/2010/04/cas-mothers-day.html

Cindy said...

Thanks for another fantastic sketch. I found this one very easy and inspirational!

Tammy Hershberger said...

The mojo was not flowing... this sketch was EXACTLY what I needed! Thanks for the great inspiration!

Crafting with Sue said...

Thank you for the beautiful sketch and inspiration.
Sue

Anne31 said...

Hi Girls thanks for the great challenge again it was fun. there is some amazing entries yet again!!!

Anne
:-)

*Spring Blossom* said...

This sketch was a fun one to work with!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Loved this sketch. Here is my link...

http://nikkistamps.blogspot.com/2010/04/ive-had-really-blessed-week.html

Silke Ledlow said...

Awesome sketch ladies!!! I finally had a chance to play along!!! All the samples are so beautiful!!! Hugs ~S~

Beverley said...

Great sketch this week...the DT inspirations are awesome...thanks for sharing.

Stampin' HUGZ
Beverley

Nicole said...

Both cards are great!
I keep seeing that LARGE scallop edge punch.
Who puts it out, and where can i get one?
Or something similar?
Thanks & happy day!
Nicole
nmbailey5@verizon.net

Tilly said...

Wonderful sketch and card inspiration from the DT. Thanks.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1679129?&cat=500&ppuser=5050

Paperzilla said...

My first Clean & Simple challenge but definitely not the last! :)

lakeloon said...

First viewing of this site, love the cards, hope to take part in the challenges!