Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sketch Girl Sketch #2


Hi Everyone! I hope that you are as inspired as I was with this week's Sketch Girl Sketch! As you will come to see, I am usually a clean and simple card maker. I admire those who can throw everything but the kitchen sink at a card and have it come away looking all shabby chic. But that's not me (I think it's the scientist in me; anything but straight lines have me hyperventilating. I have on occassion been known to tilt an image; but that's as crazy as I get)
Anyway, this was a fun card to make. I have been in a Kraft mood lately, which happens, so I started by finding some colored cardstock to use as a base. I grabbed green, which really isn't earth shattering for me, but I wanted a soothing color as a base. A little tone on tone polka dots and a few swirls and the base was complete. I could completely avoid the kraft, but it does kind of fade back with the distressed panel. The heart I die cut at Archiver's (left over from a valentine's project), and the sentiment is from the heartfelt sympathy: pet set from PTI (the set was only $5 people). This is a card I never hope to have a need for. I want to add a paw to the sentiment (and I actually have) but I am out of time this evening so you can imagine it for yourself.
Can't wait to see what all my other Sketch girls and YOU come up with! Oh and if you go to the Sketch Girl Blog and become a follower, then you could be entered to win one of 3 stamps sets! Woo hoo!
Supplies:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Ink: Stampin Up, PTI
Twine: Walmart (big roll $4)
Stamps: PTI

16 comments:

Julie E said...

Very soothing - love your take on the sketch! (you might just be able to find the kitchen sink on my card! LOL)

~amy~ said...

sweet card Katie...love the kraft :)

Harriet said...

I hope you never need it either....but a beautiful card ...

Chris said...

love this! it's very pretty, and the simplicity is refreshing! >"<

Alyssa said...

This is a beautiful card! It definitely got a Wow from me when it popped up in my reader :o)

Randee E said...

Love the polka dot background and how the swirls blend in, but add an extra touch. I can see some vintage, shabby chic-ness here ;0)

Tiffany Heilman said...

Love your card it is fabulous! the twine around the heart is perfect.

Jennie said...

This is beautiful! Love the kraft and the rounded edges on the bottom of the layering piece. Your distressing is PERFECT! Nice card :o)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

It has twine and kraft cardstock so it's definitely a winner in my book! I really do love it!

Bonnie B said...

Love this card, and I'm thinking when does a scientist have the time or energy to create?? Well, you do a great job. In all honesty, it's my therapy. Makes a crappy day great!!! I'm one for straight and perfect also. I don't want to be that way. Takes far too much time.

Eve said...

I love your style and what you create! This card is just amazing! Loving it!!!

Sara said...

Beautiful! I love the "simpleness" of it, I can't seem to put too many things on my cards either-oh well, I like it better that way. Great take on the sketch!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Very nice! I have a hard time with layering as well. You did a great job on this card!

Ann said...

This is freakin' gorgeous, Katie!!! Love it!

Sweet Momiji said...

Beautiful card!

Jess said...

Fabulous card! Love the distressed look and twin bow!