Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sketch Inspiration

I finally got around to completing a card in time for submission to a great new blog - 2 Sketches 4 You.  You can see the sketch here.  This is what I came up with.

My starting point was the beautiful Basic Grey Sultry paper (from one of the 6x6 pads I bought recently).  I love the BG papers, however I do have a great deal of trouble actually using it!  Once I picked the papers, I found that the big prima flowers I picked up for 40% off at a LSS a few weeks ago matched the papers perfectly.  I thought a bit about what I was going to use as a sentiment and then had a brainwave - my SU Anchored rubons would look great around the flower (I had been stumped as to what I was going to do with those curved ones!)  Then came the buttons.  Now, I don't know how it started but I have almost become obsessed with buttons.  I have NEVER used them before - never, ever wanted to, but now, everytime l look through my SU catty, I stop on the buttons and think how much I need them.  When I placed my last order, I decided to cave and got the clear ones.  Then I wondered if the rubons would fit on the button - and they did.  The one in the center of the flower says 'Friends Forever' and is attached to the flower using some 3mm white ribbon I found whilst looking for thread!  The 3 buttons on the bottom are actually 'faux buttons', punched with the 1/2" and 3/4" RD punches.  I made the button holes with the 3mm punch and threaded some thin strips of cardstock through as thread and then gave them a coat of Crystal Effects. 

Thanks for looking and hope you're all having a great weekend!


Cardsock:  Pink Passion, Whisper White, Basic Grey Sultry (stripes & houndstooth)  Stamps:  Baroque Motifs   Ink:  Whisper White    Accessories:  Anchored Rub Ons, Prima Flower, 1/2" RD Punch, 3/4" RD Punch, Crystal Effects, 3 mm RD Punch, Corner Rounder


kazan said...

Jo thank you so much joining us at 2 Sketches 4 You. I love your card - it is really beautiful. I can't wait to see what you come up with next week :)

Laura Davis said...

This is so cute! I love the wording circling the flower!
Great take on the sketch!

Lea Lawson said...

Very pretty card! I love the colors of it! Great job with the sketch!


Heather (Craftling) said...

Oooh, this is GORGEOUS! I love the colours and the layout! Great job!

Heather xx

Mary said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the flower!