Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A 'Wheel' Friend

One of my crafting resolutions for the year is to visit more sketch blogs and participate in sketch challenges. I love doing them in my head, but for some reason don't ever use them on paper! And it makes it so easy to know where to put things. Most of my "That card took me two hours!" is thinking up the sketch! DOH.

So today's creation is based on retro sketches #44:
I used my new pinwheels2stamp from The {Stamps} of Life and stamped one of the small pinwheels several times on my designer paper with Stephanie's Licorice ink. I used some new washi tape, a crocheted flower and Sizzix's Bricked embossing folder for added texture.

I had a helper for this card. This is my sweet Fiona, who loves to be with me in my cozy little stamping area. She will be 5 next month!
Isn't she a doll? I actually had some Milk Duds on my desk, so I think she was more interested in those than in card-making :)
Challenges for this card:
For Fun Challenges - something new
WordArt Wednesdays - word art freebie OR use an encouraging uplifting sentiment - #61 Trust
Stampin' Royalty - color challenge: 
Stamps: pinwheels2stamp (The {Stamps} of Life with Stephanie Barnard)
Ink: Stephanie's Premium Licorice, SU! Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Poptone Berrylicious, SU! Crumb Cake, DP
Accents: crocheted flower (The Paper Studio), washi tape, Bricked embossing folder (Sizzix), Latte Pearls (Kaiser), corner rounder


  1. Judy...I have the same resolution. I struggle so much with layouts, even when I have a I am challenged when it comes to combining papers. I hope to do way more sketch challenges this year so I can break through this barrier that I have.

    Looks like you are off to a wonderful start in have a really great card here. Loving those pinwheels and the sentiment!

  2. Love the colors you used in this card. Super cute and so is the pup!

  3. I love the darling pinwheels, and the color scheme on this is SO pretty. Thank you for sharing this with us, Judy. It's a treat to have you play along!
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Your pup is adorable! I love this card, even though winter is just starting its nice to have a reminder that spring will come again, Thanks for sharing such a cute card with us at For Fun!

  5. Fiona is indeed a doll. What a sweetie! and your ability with the sketches is amazing. I am such a dodo with sketches. I really admire people who can follow the patterns so beautifully.

  6. I forgot to say. I am also very impressed with your gorgeous pinwheels.

  7. That's a cute card, and you dog is a beauty. Thanks for sharing at WAW. Blessings!

  8. Judy,
    I love te skecth and your interpretation of it. I also love Stephnie and her products. You have created a fun piece of art. Come and join us as often as you can.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be upon you!

  9. Oh I love using sketches...I'm sure you will enjoy it. I have several 3 ring binders filled with sketches I have printed off!

    Cute card and sentiment.
    Thanks for playing "something new" with us this week at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you Wednesday when the new challenge is posted.

  10. This is so pretty! I love the crochet flower and your pinwheels. This is a great take on the sketch-and I too love sketch challenges! They're addicting! ;) Thank you so much for joining us at For Fun Challenges! :)


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