Thursday, February 18, 2010

friday sketchers!

i've made it in just under the wire, about which i am very happy, because i love sketch #89! don't you?

just look at that neat diamond shape, with the oval nested inside it, and the strips along the sides that anchor it so beautifully. there are so many ways you could go with this, in pretty much any style you might choose. i went kind of shabby chic:

(patterned paper: prima, crafty secrets, sassafras, scenic route, basic grey, fancy pants; cardstock: core'dinations; bling circle and hibiscus ghost flower (used as a template): heidi swapp; chip circle: my mind's eye; cloth flower: maya road; ink: colorbox; adhesives: tombow mono runner, glue dots, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)

i've used more of the leftovers from the riley birthday set, actually. (yes, they were all still sitting in a pile, i am seriously sloth-based this week; i blame the snow!) lately i am obsessed with red, blue, pink and kraft; i'm not sure why, but at the moment a LOT of color looks really good to me! (ok, EVERYTHING outside my window is white, brown or again...i think i'm gonna blame the snow!) i went with loads of muted pattern, tons of flowery goodness, a little bling, a bit of stitching and ~WOOHOO~ another card ready for the postman!


  1. Wow that is gorgeous!! That is not an easy sketch to work with. I'd totally be stumped at first of what to do! I love the colors and that hibicus flower. Very cool. That pile works well for you creatively! :)

  2. KINDA shabby chic?
    girl, this is HOT. that hibiscus is GORJE! i've always looked at those ghost shapes and wondered "what the aitch am i gonna do with that?" clearly you figgered it all out. :)

    am LOVING how you're using these scraps! i dare you to NOT bring anything else out until you've made at least three more projects from this pile!

  3. This is completely stunning!! wow!! I just keep looking and looking and looking! wow!

  4. Gorgeous! So bright and summery and actually perfect for beating away the winter blues (or whites, browns and grays as the case may be)! Love it!

    (-: Heidi

  5. Great card Lauren, love your colours and that fabulous flower! Jo x

  6. Lauren. This is beautiful, great colours and a wonderful card made out of leftovers. Really like what ouve done with the sketch.

  7. Love all of the texture and fabulous details ... lots of amazing beauty on your blog this week ... surely enough to chase away anyone's snow blues.


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