Thursday, April 15, 2010

FTL 86

Woo, it's (almost) Friday!! I am ready for the weekend. I was working 7-1 this week, so I'd be good with not getting up at 5AM for a while!
Here's this week's sketch. I designed it a few days ago. Thursday came around and I hadn't made my sample yet. I actually haven't done much of anything in the creative department this week. I made it my goal to get it done. I have to say, I ended up being so inspired, I made two! I used circles, feel free to use flowers, butterflies, hearts, stars, or anything else! For my circles, I used the 4 smallest circle nestabilities, as well as a 1/2'' circle punch and a 3/4'' circle punch. My circle placement deviated a bit from the sketch. The idea is to have around six elements that overlap in a vertical line.

Here's my first card, why yes, I am still on a Haiku kick. (I wish I could've made that into a Haiku, ha!) I just love the So Saffron, Tango Tangerine, More Mustard, and Old Olive colour combination! This paper may have retired a year ago, but I think it's still pretty fresh!

Since I had all sorts of patterned paper out and about, I put together another card. This time I used Urban Oasis. It was nice to bring out the Baja Breeze again! I quite like this paper's colour combination too!

Supplies: Stamps: Women of Life (PTI) Ink: Bamboo Leaves, Ocean Tides Paper: So Saffron, White, Tangerine Tango, Haiku DSP, Smokey Shadow, Baja Breeze, Urban Oasis DSP Accessories, etc.: various circle dies and punches

As always, feel free to provide a link to your project here!

43 comments:

Crafty Creations said...

This is a great layout for scraps! I'm going to work on this tonight!! Love your blog!!!!!
Maria

Susan Raihala said...

OMGosh this is EXACTLY what I needed. Thanks ever so much...it's wonderful, and so are your cards.
*big smooch*

nina said...

Love these cards! What a great way to use up those little scraps I can't bear to throw out...

Juliana said...

Nice! The Haiku paper is available on the clearance rack at SU!--I just got a set. Love it!!

You'll be happy to know that Tangerine Tango and Baja Breeze will be back for good this summer as part of SU!'s color renovation. So exciting!!

Lisa Atha said...

Oh my gosh, this sketch is fabulous! Paper Scraps, round stamp images, lots can be done with it.

Thanks for posting it.

Lisa Atha

Dallas said...

These cards are wonderful ~ they bring a smile as I look at them!!

Stephanie said...

I just love these cards & layout!! How simply stunning!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Woohoo! FUN layout! I am gonna play tomorrow. LOVE this one!

ShaniKulani said...

love this sketch :) great idea for a card I need to make tonite!

Jacynthe said...

Love your cards! Sun a fun and easy sketch to work with! Thanks!!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

This looks fabulous in both variations. And I happen to have both these patterned paper packs myself. I'll definitely be giving this sketch a try over the weekend.

Erin K said...

This sketch is so FUN. I can't wait to see what everyone else has done.

Nicole said...

Another great sketch and samples. Love this blog - I always look forward to your sketches! I had fun playing along! :)

Crafting Clare said...

You're sketches are always fabulous. Thanks a million Natasha.

Dallas said...

I had fun playing with this sketch and plan in using it as a favourite!

Gisèle said...

I just couldn't resist this sketch and I suspect I'll make more than one card with it as inpsiration. The possibilities are endless. Thanks!

Tina said...

This is a great go-to sketch! I was able to use a bunch of scraps for mine :) Thank you!

Tilly said...

Thanks. Another great CAS layout. A wonderful way to use all those DP and stamped scraps.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1679129?&cat=500&ppuser=5050

Dazzled Nance said...

This was a great sketch! I used it with another challenge and I love the results.

Susie said...

Love the sketch - Clean and Simple is still difficult for me. Thanks.

Karen Graff-Povis said...

http://stampwithkarengp.blogspot.com/2010/04/nephews-birthday.html

Here is my card!! Great sketch!

Karen

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

I just love this layout! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Shauna said...

Love this sketch, as usual. Thanks! :-)

Crafty Creations said...

Love it!!!!!

Lynne said...

This is my first ever challenge. I can`t wait to join in some more. Fab sketch, love it.
Lynne xxx

Steph said...

great challenge and great cards! what an awesome way to use scraps.

Butternut Sage Designs said...

I loved this sketch and just had to make more pinwheels for the circles. Thanks for keeping my mojo flowing!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Just posted mine! You girls make this look so easy! But clean and simple is hard for me. I resisted more dp and inking the edges and I think it will do. Have a wonderful week and thanks for inspiring me to try Clean and Simple!

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness the sketch is freakin' awesome!! And your cards are just absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Samantha said...

What a great sketch! I had so much fun working with it!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Super Dooper sketch! Just perfect for the sports balls card I did for my son's birthday! Hugs, Andrea xxx

Anonymous said...

Love it, love it...and love Haiku, too! I need to do more with circles, too, so this is great. Thanks a bunch.

Monica Hunter said...

Great sketch, and it was just what I needed for a Mother's Day card! Thanks!

Beverley said...

Fantastic sketch this week...enjoyed playing with it...great DT samples too...thanks for sharing.

stampin' HUGZ
Beverley

chellecrafts said...

LOL oopps ... just left a link & comment on FTL83 for my card for sketch FTL86! Can you tell I have lots on my mind.
Thanks for a fab, fun card. I really did have lots of fun with this one!
There are so many wonderful takes on this sketch ... love them all! TFS

Sarn loves choc said...

What a GREAT idea for using up scraps AND making a card suitable for a man at the same time! Just TERRIFIC!

Amy said...

I love this sketch--it is so versatile!

Ruby said...

Loved the sketch this week! Can you tell me what day the challenges end, I am never sure when I need to submit by, or are they just open ended? I've entered my card, but you will need to scroll down my post because it's near the end. I had great fun playing with this sketch, thanks for the inspiration! :o)

Bek said...

These cards are a gem, you can put any sentiment or use any old paper... so fun

http://wecraftalot.blogspot.com/

Ivanka said...

This is a fabulous sketch. Great for so many occasions. Thanks!

Sasya said...

thank you for this awesome sketch!!! love your sketches!

Shari Winterstein said...

This is my first ever doing a CAS sketch. I fell in love with this sketch because I put the two cards together in the picture in less than 5 minutes each. Here is the link directly to the cards on my blog:http://southerncaliforniastamper.blogspot.com/2010/04/breeze-with-island-oasis-dsp.html I'm sorry being a first-timer, I'm not sure how to link to the exact place on my blog! Thanks for looking. :)

Michelle said...

Great cards and sketch. I have CASE'd your card here: http://cardgrotto.blogspot.com/2012/02/lim-scraps.html

Hope you don't mind! Thnaks for the inspiration.