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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Here is the card I did for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge over at SplitCoastStampers. I am always happy when I have a bit of time to play along. When I saw the sketch I wasn't sure I wanted to play. It was that square piece #3 that threw me. But as I looked at it and the decorative papers I had I thought some plaid would be fun in that space. Well, I managed to use 3 plaids in this card. As I had the sheets of plaid sitting out it reminded me of a bad day of matching clothes!!! LOL But as I put the card together I began to like the plaids I picked. I always second guess myself and I really need to stop doing that.

I used the Stampin' Up! "Trendy Trees" set. I didn't like the Always Artichoke leaves so I added more and then I added a little Baja Breeze leaves to it and I liked it much better. I sponged the edge of that piece with Always Artichoke. And I lightly sponged the edges of the "dear dad" words with the same color.

I finally got to open my corduroy brads and buttons container!!! And the decorative paper Manchester was new too!!! The shocker here is the decorative papers. I actually used 3 pieces from the same pack!!! See, I'm almost cured from hoarding papers!!! Almost!!! LOL

I really liked this sketch because it had LOTS of layers and I LOVE doing layers on my cards. They just seem to add a lot more dimension, color and contrast to cards. But there are times when no layers are fun too but I really struggle with cards like that!

This card would be great for many masculine occasions. This one could be for dad on his birthday or for Father's Day. It's just a very versatile card!!! And as I look at it I am really liking the colors and SO glad I went with them!!!

If you have time, head on over to SplitCoastStampers and play along with today's sketch. You can even go back in the archives and start at #1 and work your way through all the sketches!!! I haven't done that yet. Maybe some day!!!

Thanks SO much for visiting today. The blog candy drawing is after midnight tonight! Good luck to all of you who entered!

Wanda

2 comments:

Terry Molineux said...

Wanda Love it! What set is the Dear Dad from?

BlueRose said...

Your card is awesome Wanda very nicely done...good challenge as well.