Friday, January 21, 2011

JAI #52 - Sketch Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink it's Sketch Challenge Time.  And yowzers, I found it super tough.

Usually I have some idea of how I want things to work out, but with this sketch I was totally stumped.  In the end, I picked up  my colour coach for some inspiration.  The combo of Pure Poppy, Not Quite Navy and Sahara Sand  had caught my eye before, however it's a bit masculine and I thought this sketch was a bit feminine.  So that was the challenge I set myself, to see if I could make a masculine card from a feminine sketch as I had no other ideas!
Here's what I made:

I used my Top Note die to cut the wavy line, I used the Square Lattice embossing folder (from the Summer Mini) on the Not Quite Navy layer and I clear embossed the sentiment and the dots.  A couple of slivers of Sahara Sand cardstock and I was done.  The Not Quite Navy layer is popped up on dimensionals to give it a bit of lift.

So what do you think?? Does it work????  I hope so.

Be sure to check out what the other Design Team have come up with!  Thanks for visiting :)

Supplies Used:  All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted
Stamps:  Apple Blossoms, Birthday Basics (PaperTrey Ink)
Cardstock:  Pure Poppy, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand and Sahara Sand DSP (from the Neutrals stack)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Heat Gun, Clear Embosssing Powder, Embossing Buddy, SAMJ, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Square Lattice Embossing folder, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder (retired), Tombo Mono Multi, Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura)


Chris said...

Oooh, noice ... gonna CASE this one for sure!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

With Australia Day next week, I'm thinking this card looks like you're feeling very patriotic!!

Patrice said...

It works Jo! You did well, and can I tell you what a relief it is to read that I was not the only one stumped with this one. I had no idea where I was going with it and just bumbled along.

I agree with Bron, the colours give it a patriotic look.

Jodene said...

This is a perfectly masculine card Jo, something I always struggle with! And I love the clear simple lines :)

KimB said...

I definitely liked it Jo!! Like Jodene said nice clean lines - great for blokes and I really like the lattice texture and the clear embossing - very classy!

Christine Blain said...

Jo, this is fantastic! The colour combo is really eye-catching, and I love the mixture of texture and simplicity. Great, clean, lines, and perfect male card - you rocked this sketch, girl!

Tania Gould said...

Jo, I have a female friend who would LOVE this card, so I think you succeeded!!!!

Sam said...

For someone who was totally stumped, I think you've absooutely nailed it Jo. This card is so classy. Love the combo of colours and textures.

Best wishes,