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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!



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.