Friday, January 4, 2008

speakin' of sketch challenges...

just before christmas, the lovely nicola at my paper world posted her very first card sketch! lots of clever people made cards right then...but some of us were either too lame to be able to do an extra challenge just then...or maybe we were just kind enough to wait in order to prolong the fun?? either way, we have mended our ways and made a card, HOORAY!

here's the sketch:

and here's my card (ta-daaaa!):

(patterned paper: basic grey + page of bengali text from an indian newspaper; glossy cardstock; ranger; flowers: prima; brad: making memories; plus: jewelcraft gems, gold pen, crystal glitter, pearls)

technically speaking, my card does not have a sentiment. even non-technically speaking, it still doesn't have a sentiment. it started out having a sentiment...but ended up just having one slightly larger flower and a few gold swirly things to take up the same space. honor of the sketch artist...who is rather famous for making the most gorgeous and amazing cards out of freebies and scraps and leftovers (how does she DO THAT??!) i used the leftover cardstock from the "martians" card, some scraps of patterned paper, a prima flower i had embellished for another card & then not used, pearls i got out for a different project and a page from a bengali newspaper. so there! i have really gotten into the spirit of this, and as a result my work table now has only *3* layers of stuff on it! WOOHOO! :)

next time...i'll work on the sentiment! :)


  1. And you just happened to have a bengali newspaper lying around in your craft stash ... some day I gotta come see all of your goodies ... love your sentiment-less creation (then again, you don't really know what the newspaper says, so there could be more sentiments than you know.)

  2. Great creations... I came to look at the caardvarks challenge and you have lots of very lovely cards. Thanks for sharing!

  3. only 3 layers? not too shabby
    this is soo pretty. i love gold swirlies and the brown is gorgeous with them. and strangely enough i have brown felt flowers i know feel compelled to use... i wonder how that is? ;-)
    sentiment or no - its pretty! And one could argue (or not) that you could add a sentiment when an occasion presented itself! or not....

  4. Bengali newspaper? I want your life, lady! ;^) Very cool card!

  5. Wow! Lauren, this is soooooo exotic looking! and LOL! only you would happen to have a Bengali newspaper lying around!
    The flowers are beautiful, and I love the gold swirls! (I'm going to try that!)glad you managed to work some leftovers and scraps onto your card! and thanks for the lovely words, you are too kind!!
    Thanks for doing my sketch, it's been so much fun looking at everyones cards, I'm going to link them all up soon xx
    and P.S who needs a sentiment, when your card looks as fab as that!


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