July 4, 2011

Simply Sketches #7 + a giveaway!

Here’s the 7th sketch in the simply sketches series! I’m having a lot of fun designing these sketches – they prevent me from getting into a rut! Without these I’m sure I would be following the same sketch for weeks. It’s like that for me. Once I like a particular sketch or color combo I keep using that again and again and again… Anyway coming down to the sketch, here it is:
and my sample…
Apart from the change in sketches I’m also making myself use new colors. So I decided that come what may I’m going to use the green CS. Trust me it was SO hard to figure out what colors would go with it and how to make it alive.
I created the border template in SCAL and cut it with my cricut using Ocean Tides CS. Stamped the small doilies in palette black on it. Cut circles with SCAL and Cricut using Terracota tile CS. Stamped the medium doilies on it with Versamark and embossed in white embossing powder. Adhered them to the border using foam dots. Scored two lines towards the bottom of the card base and a little above. Stamped the flourish using Versamark. Adhered the border to the card base. Stamped the sentiment in Brilliance black. Adhered rhinestones to the center of the doilies.
  • I found that with detailed images like the small doilies palette black works better than Brilliance black. The latter being too juicy obscures the details.
  • I didn’t have the matching rhinestones so I colored them using sharpies in orange and dark green and voila! I had matching rhinestones!
  • Stamps: Maya Road doilies, Hero Arts Framed Messages (flourish), Studio G (Sentiment)
  • Paper: Papertrey Ocean Tides, Terracotta Tile, Pine Feather
  • Others: Cricut, SCAL, Rhinestones, Foam dots, Sharpies

Now for the giveaway Smile, I’m giving away these 3 vials of Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter. The colors are – crystal, garnet and fire opal.
To be entered into the giveaway, you have to:
  1. Create a card using the sketch above and post it on your blog/gallery July 4-16. Yes you have almost two weeks!
  2. In your blog/gallery post, provide a link to this blog post.
  3. Add a link to your post (not to your gallery/blog but the exact post) in Mr Linky
The giveaway is open to all! So fire off your creativity!


Tejal said...

Tempting me with glitter!! I'm in girl...did you get my email???

Hussena said...

lovely card love ur skectch.

Priya said...

wao... sketch is too good.. I am up for it... :)

asmita said...

hi i m new follower. verynice blog. try to participate in the challange.
have a nice day.

asmita said...

hi i have add ur link on my blog page challange blog list. hope u dont mind

Spardha said...

Awesome sketch!.. and the giveaway is YUMMY!.. loved playing along! :D

Priya said...


I tried your sketch.. Please let me know how it turned out... Your views will be much appreciated!!!



Priya said...

and yes.. I would love to dive into these glittery yumminess..!!!

Ujjwal said...

I love that sketch and you rocked it with that beautiful card!! Glitter is a big temptation here and I guess I will CASE that beautiful cards of yours :)

Neha Jain said...

Lovd playing along for the first time :)

Romina's Cretive Crafts said...

hi !!loved the sketch !!hope i'm on time !!

Shobana said...

Your cards are lovely!
Missing this challenge but will look out for the others coming up! :)