Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Around the World Sketch

The Midweek Little Extra over on the Daring Cardmakers blog has had a bit of a makeover recently and if you visit on Tuesdays you'll usually find one of the Design Team doing their "own thing" on there. It might be some sort of challenge, a tutorial or pretty much anything we fancy really.

I signed up to do this week's LE and decided on a sketch challenge. But I wanted to add an extra dimension to what appeared on the DCM blog, so I asked just a few of my favourite cardmakers if they'd help me out and make a card for my sketch. It was pretty hard deciding who to ask, actually, but in the end I asked fabby designers from the UK, Belgium, Australia and NZ. I'd have loved to ask more people but I had to rein myself in a bit!
Pop over to the DCM blog to see who came out to play - you won't be disappointed.
I'm thrilled at the cards made for the challenge, and I'm hoping that lots of my fellow cardmakers will now be inspired to try the sketch for themselves - maybe the lure of a fabby prize will help toooo..... hah, you'll have to go and look at the blog to find out about that too.

This is the sketch I made:
And this is my card:
The papers are Fancy Pants "Botanicals", Flowers are Prima and the ribbon is from Ribbon Oasis.
The flower edging is made with punched flowers, the centres are cut using the flower centre from the Cuttlebug "flower and pot" - I use this a lot. I've used cereal-packet chipboard covered with paper to make them, then topped them with Glossy Accents.
The chipboard swirl is painted with Cranberry Paint Dabber, then again coated with a layer of GA.
The wording is computer generated, then just mounted onto more paper-covered card layers.

I've another idea for using this sketch - if I can find enough time to make it up.

I'd love it if you'd join in and make a card using my sketch. There's a prize for one lucky winner to be chosen at random in a week's time. You just need to make a card with the sketch then leave a message on the DCM blog to let us know where we can see your card.

All the cards made by "my" little team of designers from around the world, so please go and have a look - and visit their blogs for masses of wonderful papercrafting projects that is sure to inspire you the same as it does me.


Lythan said...

Super smashing great Kathy. (OK that phrase only truly makes sense if you have ever watched Bullseye)I really love your dare and this card is simply spectacular!

Gez said...

What a super challenge Kathy. Your card is gorgeous. x
I can't wait to try out the template. Thank you :)

Karen said...

What a lovely sketch Kathy...great to see roundy bits instead of squares! I love what you have done with it too X

lisa said...

Beatiful colours you've chosen Kathy.
lis x

Hazel said...

Fab card - love the punched flowers and the swirl - great challenge - off to have a look at the rest of the team's examples

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Kathy and a fab sketch....x

Kaz said...

That's lovely Kathy, I love the flower border.

Creative Treasures said...

Fab card Kathy, gorgeous colours and i love those punched flowers, thank you for asking me to play, i really enjoyed the template :)


Angelnorth said...

Lovely card, will have to have a think (and see what the other designers have done, too!).

Godelieve said...

Excellent!! Love how your card opens, and all the bits and pieces work so well together!

Janice said...

Pretty pretty pretty - I've missed all your lovely flowers, must be a week at least since you made a flowery card - hee hee.

CraftyC said...

I think this is such a pretty card kathy and a great sketch!

Lynsey said...

Hi Kath
I've just come across your blog and I love the style of your cards. This card is lovely, I really like those papers.
Hugs Lynsey :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Kathy, I love how you opened the 1/4 circle, very clever love it.

Carole xx

Natalia said...

Wow! your cards are fabulous, full of details.. so much work and details put into each creation. Love it..

strawberry fields said...

This is stunning! :) You have a real eye for what works.

carolann said...

This is stunning hun WTG xxxxx