Friday, March 26, 2010

it's friday:

told ya!* :)

that being the case, this seems like an excellent time for a sketch. laura's 48, perhaps?:

and then obviously i should show my interpretation:

(patterned paper: my mind's eye, cosmo cricket, scenic route + some love elsie fabric paper ripped off its paper backing & stitched to the page; vintage: sheet music and chinese text paper; cardstock sticker: sassafras; rub-ons: maya road, fancy pants; ink: versamark black; pen: copic outliner; glass bauble: hero arts; other: dymo label, sewing machine; adhesives: tombow monorunner, uhu gluestick, 3m foam tape)

i really loved stef's lovely day "thrinchie" earlier this week, and last night when i was cleaning up scraps i realized this off-cut of folded white cardstock would make a really cute little square card...and i think i was right about that! mine is about 4.25" square, and's quite a loosey-goosey version of the sketch... (honestly, i do set out to follow them absolutely faithfully--but then somehow, sort of midway through, my laureniness kicks in, and things take a turn for the weird!) i do like it, though, particularly since amost the entire thing is made of leftovers and extra bits i'd cut out for other projects. using up scraps...gotta love that, right?! :)

*for the benefit of folk who were not raised on american television: the photo is of the actor jack webb who starred as sergeant joe friday in the police show "dragnet" in the 1950's. the show, which still ran throughout my childhood in re-runs, was sort of the "CSI" of its day, in that it showed a daringly realistic (though generally not violent, and emphatically NOT glamorous) version of rank and file police detectives going about their daily routine.


  1. So fun and fabulous!! Love the Friday pun...haha! I'm way slow this morning...I kept trying to read what it said and then it dawned on's Friday! haha!
    Thanks for the chuckle!!

  2. I've heard of Dragnet...
    Totally gorgeous card Lauren, great colours and lovely use of fabric! Have a good one, Jo x

  3. Next time we'll have just the facts ma'am.

  4. Beautiful card. And great job on using up some scraps, LOVE the fabrics and the bird and the branch and.....
    Wishing you all the best for easter. I'm off to Denmark for a week.

  5. Love this! Love the colors, love the birdie, love love love :)

  6. Oh I love your loosey-goosey version of the sketch! That bird is pure perfection!

    Thanks for the translation...I don't think I ever watched that show...I was a perry mason fan:)

  7. Just the facts, maam. Seriously, though, I LOVE this card. So verrrry pretty.

  8. Oooohhh what a cool card! I love it :)
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  9. mmm, dragnet. Miss those boys.

    LOVE your card! VERY Lauren-y, and faboo!

  10. Love how much detail and visual interest you can pack into one little card ... truly a feast for the eyes.

  11. wow! great take on the sketch! awesome card! thanks for joining us at 2S4Y!

  12. BEAUTIFUL card! So many gorgeous details. Love it!

  13. This card is so cool!! I love all the paper layering. Great job on the sketch! Boo on not top 5. :0

  14. Holy moley girl, NOBODY makes leftovers look better than you!! Flippin' gorgeous!

    (-: Heidi


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