Thursday, May 24, 2012

It's Sketch Day!

Wow, did that week fly. A week ago I was writing a post the night before my trip to see my daughter. I can't believe I am home again already. We had a great time shopping, eating, hiking and hanging out! I miss her!
It's a good thing I had to stamp right away to keep me occupied!
It's Thursday and that means an awesome new sketch from Jen - Deconstructed Sketch 53!
I used Bloom & Simplify by Unity Stamps for my images. I stamped the sentiment and flower in Blue Bayou ink, then watercolored in some So Saffron and Blue Bayou ink. The sentiment was stamped again (without reinking) onto the flower circle to continue the words without overpowering the flower. 
The designer paper is Stella & Rose Hattie Papers by My Mind's Eye. My Ivory Jute Ribbon and Penelope Crocheted Lace are from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I added a clip, button and crocheted flower.
The sentiment reads: 
be the one
to start an
to love with
open heart.
the dream of
better things
for tomorrow.
to embrace life
right now.
this moment.
be the one...
only you can
have the faith
to grab hold
of what this
life has to
you be that
person to
the journey...
and watch
The Deconstructed Sketch girls have some terrific samples to show, so be sure to have a visit at their blogs too!

To play along, link up your sketch creation HERE!

Stamps: Bloom & Simplify by Unity Stamps (Angie Blom)
Ink: So Saffron and Blue Bayou
Paper: Stella and Rose Hattie Papers (My Mind's Eye), Kraft and Naturals Ivory (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories and Tools: distressing tool, clip and crocheted flower (The Paper Studio), button (CTMH), twine (PTI), Ivory Jute Ribbon and Penelope Crocheted Lace (Really Reasonable Ribbon)


  1. What a great card Judy - my favorite part is where you stamped part of the saying on the flower circle. I also love the subtle colors you used - very pretty.

  2. Lovely card. Love the colors, the distressed edge, and the text over tamp! So pretty!

  3. Gorgeous card, Judy!! Love the fun text background and distressing!! Great take on this weeks sketch!!

  4. WOW! Love the distressed, organic look here, Judy! Awesome take on the sketch!

  5. Beautiful!! I LOVE the colors and your scrappy vintage design!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  6. beautiful card. love that you used the ippity stamp...always makes me smile when I see it. lovely, just lovely!


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