Friday, October 21, 2011

Sketchy Friday

Even the best laid plans go wrong sometimes - or just have little glitches along the way.  Usually we're pretty organised on the Daring Cardmakers team and know what is coming up for us.  This week though it didn't go so smoothly so we had to have a little re-shuffle, which left us with a gap in the timetable and only a couple of days  to go before the new challenge went live.
So we're using the October sketch "2Circles2Go" from the Sketch File Blog for our cards this week and we hope you'll like what we've made - keep checking back to the DCM BLOG though as the short notice is sure to mean there'll be late additions!
 I couldn't resist using the Silky Crush ribbon flower I made the other day as one of the circle elements for my card, with the sentiments tag as the second.  I've used satin ribbon for the crossing lines, and beaded some pins to make the 3 little "bars" on the left side of the sketch. 
The aperture echoes the rounded rectangle background for the sketch:

Here's a closer look at the flower embellishment. 
 The Silky Crush ribbon is quite wide - about 5cms, so I cut a length of the ribbon about half as much as I needed then cut along lengthwise leaving about 1.5cms at the end uncut, this worked really well as any raw edges are easily hidden as you twist the ribbon around the circle of gluey card.  I've added a lace rosette at the back and a big pearly brad in the centre.
MME "Dwell" 6x6 papers, Bazzill aqua card
Silky Twist ribbon, gathered lace, satin ribbon, Card Candy, Pearl-headed pins, Pearl Bead butterfly and spiral all from Creative Treasures
Beads, Pearl brad, Decal sentiment
Spellbinders Nesties Labels 12 dies and Large Scalloped Circles die
Craft Robo for small circle
That's all for now - I'd better get back to making samples for the brand new, soon to be released "12 Crafters Crafting" CD from Funky Hand - if this doesn't kick-start my Cword card making, I don't know what will.  I might end up buying cards to send this year!
Please visit the Daring Cardmakers Blog to see what the team have made using the sketch - and to see who won our fabulous prize from The Ribbon Reel  of course!
Thanks for looking,


tracy said...

beautiful card kathy-love the idea of the beaded pins ;)

Angelnorth said...

Really pretty Kathy, those pins look great with the beads!

Karen said...

This is beautfiul Kathy...especially love that flower xxx

Rein said...

Elegant & beautiful!

Janice said...

Oh well, double whammy for you Kathy! Lovely card, your fabric rose is stunning and the sketch is nice and simple, will see what i can do.

Anonymous said...

Oooooh, Kathy!! This is gorgeous! xx

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [22 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [23 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Creative Treasures said...

Beautiful card Kathy, love the ribbon flower and those beaded pins are fab.


Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Fab card Kathy, and I love that flower, such a gorgeous rich colour x

Jackie said...

Beautiful flower on a beautiful card! x