don't you love it? i can think of LOADS of ways to take this thing, and then if you rotate it, there are even more. but for my official sketch card, sliding in just under the deadline (8pm EST tonight, i believe) i was 100% faithful to the original, as shown:
(patterned paper: pink paislee, basic grey, creative imaginations; cardstock: core'dinations; vintage: sheet music, tickets, foreign postage stamps; glossy clip art bird: anahata katkin; gem flourish: prima (re-colored w/copic marker); ribbon: may arts; decorative tape: heidi swapp; rub-ons: scenic route & making memories; label dies: nestabilities; border punch: fiskars; ink: colorbox; adhesives: tombow monorunner, uhu gluestick, 3m foam tape)
this came together surprisingly quickly. i knew i wanted to use the fabulous pink paislee stylized woodgrain paper and may arts leaf ribbon together, and once i was that far down the road of "tree"...well, a bird just seemed the natural choice for a focal point. the strips in the sketch lend themselves easily to a number of choices from one's crafty arsenal; and since i am utterly addicted to nesties' labels 4 i decided to use some of those, hand-cutting intermediate sizes as mats.
are you diggin' the "antique topaz" gem frame??! that's lovely husband jeff's favorite bit. of course, it was a plain old rhinestone prima one...until me and my burnt umber copic had our way with it--i think it's the perfect finishing touch to walk that funky/elegant vintage line!
speaking of CPS, in the midst of all the holiday hoopla i think i forgot to mention that i won the random prize draw on sketch #145. (another brilliant one that i printed out!) the prize, for which i thank tami mayberry VERY much indeed, is completely AWESOME--a set of fabulous calendar stamps and a book full of brilliant card sketches with examples!
HOORAY for saturday:
time to hop over to tyggereye and