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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wednesday Sketch Challenge at SplitCoastStampers

I can not begin to tell you what a challenge this card was for me. Not so much the coloring. I LOVE to color. It was those strips in the background. And why is it once you get them taped down you notice one of them is crooked??? LOL

For me getting those strips straight was the most difficult part of the card. And obviously it shows!!! But I just tell myself that it's a handmade card and it won't be perfect!!!

The stamp used here is from the Margaret Sherry Collection by Penny Black. It's called "Cheesecake Party." Aren't those little mice just adorable???

The Happy Birthday was done on the computer a while ago. I printed out a full sheet and I still have some left so you may be seeing those on my cards for a while!!!

This is a great sketch to help use up those tiny scraps. Though when I have scraps that tiny I toss them. Seriously!!!! LOL

My colors in the strips are as follows from left to right, Whisper White, Pirouette Pink, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Rose Red. They all just seemed to blend well together. I stuck the Happy Birthday on the upper left of the card to offset the darkness of the right side of the card. It gave the card more balance. Plus it was the only spot for the greeting. It worked out in my favor that time!!!

It's a fun sketch and if you have a chance give it a try!!! Test your skills at getting those strips straight!!! I'll even help you out. My strips are 7/8" x 4" and the black layer behind the strip measures 1" x 4-1/8". There you go, the worst part is over!!!

When I do these Sketch Challenges I print out the layout and I find a stamp that fits in the image area and I go from there! When you go to SplitCoast and go to the Sketch Challenge part the image is clickable and it prints out to exact size. That makes it SO much easier to figure out the size pieces you need. You don't have to be exact but they do like you to be close! The fun of it all is to see the variety of cards made using the same layout. And it's ALWAYS fun to learn a new layout!!! Even if it has a LOT of pieces to it!

Thank you for stopping by today,


Unknown said...

Wonderful job on this weeks sketch, love how you used the red and pinks. Great job!

mudmaven said...

That is so cute! Great job with the sketch today. I always have a hard time with lining up strips like that too! ~chris

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous creation!! That image is so sweet!! Love your colors too!! TFS