Wednesday, December 2, 2009

monday night sketch card!

i realize that when i express awe and delight over making an entire card on a monday evening it is puzzling and hilarious to the rest of the world. but the fact of the matter is, for me to even be sitting down by 8pm, with enough energy left to decide what i'd like to make, and start collecting the ingredients to make it, is a feat in itself. doing all that AND THEN FINISHING the card is a red-letter event for me. so i'm gonna celebrate! :)

of course it always helps to have a 2S4Y sketch, and a specific event in mind. in this case, i had laura's #40 and my brother's wedding anniversary. here's the sketch:

it's also considerably quicker if all your card ingredients are ready-made! (which sounds obvious, but remember my twin loves are collage and paper-piecing; there are a lot more steps involved when the "bits" have to be found and cut out before you can even start!) this time i had a pretty scalloped journaling card from leah, not to mention a mini bingo card & german scrap bird from jolene! once i had all that, it was plain sailing: i found a piece of sheet music with a lovey-dovey theme, i traced a chipboard heart and punched a scalloppy border to fit the sketch, and last but not least, i remembered i had this fun vintage sequin flower trim that would work really well. and here's the card:

(patterned paper: prima + vintage sheet music; journaling card: unknown; bingo card & bird: making memories; sequinned flowers from a trimming shop; ink: colorbox; border punch: fiskars; adhesives: tombow mono runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)

something completely serendipitous & quite amusing that i only noticed midway through making this baby: at the top left of the bingo card is the number 12...which just happens to be the anniversary bill and sandy are celebrating this year! cool, no?! ♥♥♥


  1. Sweet card! Lovely bird! Thanks for playing! :) Kathy

  2. VERY cool!! That bird is AMAZING!!
    FABULOUSLY put together my friend :)

  3. Ohhhhhhh so gorgeous!!! Lovin' that bird!! It is a cause for celebration for me as well if I finish a card at night.

  4. Very sweet! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  5. Adore-able. Love when things just fall into place like this...

  6. Oooh so neat! I love that little bird. Great Lauren card. I'm sure this will make it to their favs! :)

  7. Lauren, this is so beautiful... ♥ Really love the colors and all the layers....

    Hug, Linda

  8. I love your art style...sort of chaos ordered or is it ordered chaos..or mounting chaos.

    There is always great satisfaction in the 'flow' that results in a product we are pleased with - an evening very well spent.

    Thanks for popping by on my blog. The 'heavier' one you read did cause some debate!!!!


  9. I stinkin' LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! I'm not exactly sure what sends me ... could be the sheet music, or the bingo card, or the vintage sequin flower trim, or the bird. Waaay cool!


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