Friday, July 23, 2010

Get Your Sketch and Metal On with OSCC

I'm posting a tish early, so consider this a sneak peek of the awesome weekly challenge at One Stop Crafts. My weekends become such a blur I often don't get to the computer until late on Sunday and wanted to make sure this was up in case anyone tried to link to it from the OSC Challenge blog. Anyway, babbling aside, there is a really fun sketch to play along with this week. Plus, you are challenged to add metal - grab those eyelets, brads, charms, metallic cording, tinfoil, whatever you have that fits the bill.

I love it when a card comes together, and this one hit all the right spots. I started with awesome images from Tiffany Doodles and sentiments from Skipping Stones Designs, gorgeous colors that perfectly matched an unused paper stack, the embellishments tried to trip me up, but I let them know who was in control (I'll explain that in the image detail below). I hope you like my card and are able to play along with the awesome team over at OSCC. Tiffany Doodles is sponsoring the challenge and you could win some great digis.

Sketch Inspiration ~ One Stop Craft Challenge #90 Sketch and Metal
I added a metal grommet to the center of my flower and used brads and tabs to hold my sentiment.
Color Inspirations
ColourQ Challenge #42
I obviously went with the ORANGE colors of the challenge.
Photo Synthesis DT Call Challenge Blog
This is my last entry for their challenge (one for each photo). I used red and brown tones, a bit of the lined flowers inspired the choice of background paper and flowers.
My Creation

Image Detail
Here's where those embellishments tried to rebel. I only had black or white grommets in my stash. The black just looked too harsh and I really wanted to utilze the grommet for a bit of dimension and the unexpected for the cetner of the sunflower. A bit of futzing with a gold marker and it developed an almost distressed feel. I didn't want it to be solid gold and like the bit of black peeking through.

The Healing Wings set from Skipping Stones Design has wonderful sentiments.
Ins and Outs ~ Sunflower Sympathy Take 2
Stamps: Healing Wings – sentiments (Skipping Stones Design); Sunflower and Paperkite Butterfly from Tiffany Doodles
Paper: DCWV Mariposa, SU Whisper White and Very Vanilla

Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (R05, 08, 24; YR07, 14, 21; E25, 51, 97); Chocolate Spica, Gelly Roll Clear Star; Gold Marker Uniball White Gel Pen

Accessories: SU grommet, Dimensionals, SU Metal Tabs, Doodlebug Brads


  1. oh Cat this is beautiful !!

  2. Hi there!! This card is gorgeous! I love it. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

  3. Very pretty! Lovely coloring and awesome sketch!

  4. Wonderful as I told you before--

  5. Lovely card Cat. Great flowers and lovely words too. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

  6. LOvely card, great coloring! Thanks for playing the CQC!

  7. wow gorgeous flower, lovely card, Thanks for joining in with Craftycatz challenge this week, x carol

  8. I totally love this card Cat (but I have already told you that!). Glad you could join us at Crafty Catz this week
    Linds xxx

  9. Awesome card Cat in fact it is breathtaking the more I look at it I just don't want to stop that image the butterfly the colours wow I am in love...again lol.
    Lorraine x

  10. Stunning card thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz


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