Monday, March 9, 2009

lovey dovey sketchy wetchy*

thus i have created THE WORST POST TITLE in the entire history of blogging. in fact, i think it may well turn out to be the worst post title in the entire FUTURE of blogging, also. which means for the rest of you, the pressure's off. forever. (you're welcome!) ♥

ok, so i started out (very late, of course) using kazan's sketch #21 (from last week) over at 2S4Y:

and card sort of morphed away from the know, the way my cards tend to do...and then it morphed back a bit. (like many of my midweek creations, the process stretched over a couple of nights; often it's 8pm before i even get to sit down...but i like to do a little *something* at least) eventually, i settled on this. i used a transparency, some rubs, a ghost heart and a bunch of embellies, so it's fairly flat, while still having LOTS of layers. i'm kinda proud of that, actually.

oof, at some point i should probably SHOW the card, right?! sorry. here ya go:

(patterned paper: bo bunny; cardstock, border sticker & border rub-on: basic grey; glossy black cardstock: ranger; transparency: hambly; diamond rub-on, fuzzy flower rubs & ghost heart: heidi swapp; blingy flourishes: prima; grungeboard wings: tim holtz (they are inked & painted w/glossy sealer); other: colorbox inks, sharpie pen, 3m foam tape)

unusually for me, i even got a bit fancy INSIDE the card: i stamped, i inked, i colored...heck, i ever tried *shading*!!! i was inspired by miss kristie, amongst others, whose sterling work recently reminded me HOW COOL a decorated inside-of-the-card is!

(journaling spot & happy stamp: heidi swapp; clear sticker: CK; winged heart stamp: pink paislee; other: colorbox & ranger inks; tombow markers, prismacolor pencils)

i *might* even stamp a bit on the envelope, as well, but we will see how long my ambition lasts!

*if you happen to have seen my favorite doctor who episode, "blink" you might realize that i have stolen a line from that...adapted it to papercrafting...and made it even sillier than it already was. (which is saying something!) yes indeedy, it's an achievement i shall cherish for many years to come! :)


  1. Ooooohhhhh, that's one of my favourite Dr Who episodes too...though it is Dr! Those statues were waaaayyyy creepy...loved that :)
    As for your card....GORGEOUS, AMAZING,, running out of superlatives's really rather good (said in my very best Northern English accent of course)! Was blushing a bit at being mentioned...but am totally impressed with the results of your inspiration.

  2. I knew there was a reason the cadence of your title was familiar. Don't go putting this post near any chickens now y'hear!

  3. Wow, I love it! Love all the pink (my favorite color), and the gem flourish!

  4. Whatta fabulously mushy gushy card...I love it!!! Pink, pink, pink...never can have tooo much of the color!!! Magnificent take on the's a gorgeous card...outside and inside...wowza sista!!!

  5. GORgeous, as usual. :-) Totally missed that Dr reference, and I am a Dr Who virgin - never seen even one. I live such a sheltered life.

  6. I ♥♥♥♥ your card Lauren...sounds quite a lot like me .drifting in and out of my goodness I`m not the only one..
    Those wings are flamin Gorgeous..
    Have a lovely Tuesday Miss Lauren:)~♥~

  7. Ooooh this is so purty! Pink and black is such a fab combo and are those rub-ons on the ghost heart? Whatever they are I love them!

    (-: Heidi

  8. Gorgeous! I have a couple of transparency frames...I may have to CASE you AGAIN :)

  9. Super card! I love it- inside and out! I too was very late with my sketch- it sat on my desk, partially done for days. Finally finished it (differently)yesterday! Going with the just do it theme... debb

  10. loving your cards! And man tha eye candy of Daniel is sweet to boot!

  11. great card Lauren! i like the wings, and how you did the ghost heart!


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