Thursday, May 17, 2012

Home Sweet Home

The inspiration for this little card came from the sketch challenge at

Here's the sketch:

Now, let me explain. I have been trying very hard to follow the sketch but NOT to use the elements that are so obvious in the sketch.  In this case, it would have been  simple to throw a large, single flower on the card with some twine.

Here's what I chose to do:

First off, I flipped the sketch on its' side.

Rather than a flower or a one-dimensional object, I used yellow netting and made a small "scrubby" like those we use in the kitchen.  For the banner pieces, or "leaves" (whatever someone may see in the sketch), I decided to place a folded kitchen "towel" over the laundry lines.
I found DCWV papers that resembled retro wallpaper for the chevron cuts.
The little clothespin was just for fun!

I love taking a sketch and making something rather UNEXPECTED with it!

Papers; DCWV, Celebration
Cord; Simplicity, Twisted Cord
Clothespin; Darice
Cloth; An actual cut-up kitchen towel!

DYSU Challenge #72-Landscapes!

Copic Marker Scrapbooking 6 copic ciao marker (North/South America), Martha Stewart punch (rest of the world)  Pink Cat Studio Winner’s Choice of 5 Digis The Ribbon Reel £10 Gift Voucher

I used the landscape image from Copic Marker Scrapbooking,
"Emerald City".

The glitter card base is American Crafts, and the Oz characters are Graphic 45 stamps.
I hadn't had a reason to use them yet.
Emerald City gets its' sparkle from Lime Green Stickles.

Everything is colored with Copics.

I tried to come up with a small poppy flower, and my MS punch is all I had. I wanted SOME sort of red/orange flowers for the field. 
(My first attempt at "dotting" them on ended up in the trash.)

Inside of card:

Please forgive the photo.  The card wouldn't sit up straight, and rather than grab a frog, I tried to take it "as is". The sentiment box IS stright and!

I had a good time putting this one together!
It really took me outside of my comfort zone.

Please check out the rest of the Design Team's projects!
And, as always, lots of prizes up for grabs!

Also, speaking of prizes, I am in real need for some VINTAGE "Alice" stamps!
 In an effort to win some, I've entered this card in the challenge at:
The Altered Alice (anything goes)
Join in!