Friday, February 15, 2013

let's get sketchy!

at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ it's our very first sketch of 2013 and we owe it all to our lovely guest star and supremely talented fellow belle brenda barton! it's a corker, too, so let's get right to it, shall we?!

yep. told you. good, isn't it?  i love that it's perfectly structured, but you can still take it in any direction you want. so i did!

(patterned paper: my mind's eye, studio calico, echo park; florals: prima; brad: making memories; twine: doodlebug; ink: colorbox; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape)
i rotated the sketch 90 degrees clockwise, because i found the PERFECT paper in the MME "all is bright"* collection. now the great thing about this 6x6 paper pad is that the patterns are in a fabulous eclectic style, with little banners or collagey bits built right into each design. so only a crazy person would come along and fussy cut a few different ones from their various pages and combine them all together, right?! yes. that would be ME!!! :) so yeah, forgive me for being totally immodest, but i really like this one!

two other cards i really like this week were made by brenda and stephanie using this same gorgeous sketch, and can be found over at  ♥JINGLE BELLES♥. i do hope you'll stop over there and check them out!

*for the record, i think i have loved every single thing rhonna farrer has ever designed. and i really REALLY love her xmas stuff! just sayin'... :)


  1. I loved how you interpreted the sketch. It's such a fun take and full off lovely detail. Thanks again for the chance to share a sketch at Jingle Belles.

  2. Your card looks amazing. I just love your take on the sketch.


  3. It look great…You did a good job on the layering, so very pretty!

  4. I think I missed the sketch on JB. I did didn't I? Dang it. I'm going to have to go check. I love this one. Its so neat how you interpreted the sketch.


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