Tuesday, April 20, 2010

EBTKS #13 - Sketch Challenge

Time for another EBTKS challenge.

OK ladies (and gents), I'm stepping WAY outside of my comfort zone here. I don't know if you've noticed, but I've been trying to really stretch from my norm lately. So when I saw this sketch I immediately thought of a window with a flower box. (and the St. Louis Arch) Don't ask why. I stopped asking why my mind works the way it does years ago!

I started by hand sketching the arched window frame in pencil onto the front of my cardstock and then using a hobby knife to cut it out. I adhered transparency to the inside of the card and hand sketched in some siding for the house using a Toner Gray Prismacolor marker. I added the shading using SU! pastels in Bordering Blue.

For the "flowers", I again used the tree tops from Funky Foliage. First I stamped the medium polka dots from PTI's Polka Dot Basics II in SU!'s Cameo Coral, stamped the tree tops in black, and added the flower centers from Funky Flowers in black. I fussy cut them out and added the leaves from Funky Flowers in SU!'s Glorious Green. A little punched trim, some ribbon, a butterfly, and some pearls...voila! All that was left was the sentiment, from PTI's Giga Guide Lines.

If the color combo looks familiar, it should. It is the current Color Cue colors with a touch of green added!

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Project Supplies

Stamps
Funky Foliage, Funky Flowers by Wplus9 Design Studio; Polka Dot Basics II, Giga Guide Lines by Papertrey Ink
Ink
Bordering Blue pastels, Cameo Coral dye ink, by Stampin' Up!, Black fluid chalk ink by Colorbox
Cardstock
Stamper's Select, Summer Sunrise, and Clear by Papertrey Ink, Glorious Green by Stampin' Up!
Fibers
Whisper White grosgrain ribbon
Other
Butterfly, and large scallop punch by Martha Stewart, Pearls (unknown)

26 comments:

  1. Super creative! I thought the St. Louis Arch too, but how would one make a card like that?? And so glad to hear that you didn't toss your Prisma markers!

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  2. Yeah! This is super on SO many levels! FIRST off, the colors made me dizzy with joy... Familiar... Oh, but the green, but the warms... and the cools.... Like a drive through town on a crispy cool, but sunny spring day, the the convertible top DOWN! Yipeee! The blog is looking FABULOUS, darling! And this card matches, flawlessly! YEE HAW!

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  3. a WINDOW! Of course! I love it! I love the notion of a window box full of flowers...isn't it great where the creative mind goes? I am in awe of all your hand drawn details too.

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  4. I love this card Dawn! I havent played along yet because I am stumped ha ha! I have a couple ideas but have been procrastinating :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. wow! fabulous take on the sketch! so creative! i love it!

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  6. oooh this is gorgeous! I have been trying to step out of the box too.. sooo hard lol. You rocked this challenge!!

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  7. Amazing, Dawn! I thought of McDonald's but I have 2 young kids who like Happy Meals! LOL

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  8. Super cute idea!! Love the butterfly perched on the window--I think this would make a great Mother's Day card too! (BTW--like the new blog/logo look!)

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  9. so creative, dawn! love the hand sketching and the window idea!

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  10. This is perfect! What a fabulous interpretation!

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  11. Oh wow!! This so creatively done!! I just love everything about it!!! Love your hand drawn siding!!

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  12. I don't know how I missed your amazing blog, but I'm sure glad I found you now. WOW. You have more creative talent than my hubster has freckles (and that's A LOT!). You really seem to think outside the box and come up with unique ideas. Love the "siding" on this card for example, and the masking on the butterfly/woodgrain one. Superb. I HAVE to check out your stamps!

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  13. so so so amazing! Love it.... gorgeous!!!!!

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  14. This card is so stunning and gorgeous! Wow! Thank you so much for playing along with EbtKS!

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  15. Great response to this challenge. I was a little intimidated by the sketch. After seeing this, I have and idea so I may CASE a little. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. OH MY! I love everything about it! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

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  17. Stepping outside of your comfort zone definitely paid off, this card is fabulous!

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  18. Congratulations on your mention on the EBTKS challenge. Your card is so creative! Such a great take on the sketch!

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  19. Congratulations on your mention on the EBTKS challenge, pretty pretty card:-)

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  20. Congratulations on being mentioned as one of the Domestic Divas on the EBKS blog!! Gorgeous card!!

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  21. Yeah! Congratulations on receiving the nod from the EBTKS gals! You ROCKED and ROLLED this baby! Yee Haw!

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