Tuesday, July 05, 2016

July's new Sketch

My weather report for today (haha) is that it's a bit cloudier than yesterday here and doesn't seem particularity warm.  I'm still hoping that the Summer will turn up eventually.  
It's launch day for the July sketch on The Sketch File blog today, so I've my first card to share this time 
 This month's LO is called "Bunch of Five" and looks like this:
The Sketch File July LO
For my card I kept pretty much to this basic LO, apart from altering the big yellow square (on the diagram above) to use it as the frame section.
The smooth white 14cm square card blank is 320gsm (PDA Woodward)
The coloured card is all either Bazzill or Core'dinations 
Frame is cut using one plain and one scallop edges die from the large Tonic set of rectangle dies.  I used chipboard scraps to raise it above the decorative panel.
The pretty lower panel is cut with  Ultimate Craft's Jadene Free Flourish die.  I cut it twice so that I could cut one of the butterfly shapes from the flourish and use as a 3D element. 
The flowers are cut with 2 similar die sets from Cheery Lynn and Britannia Dies, the leaves are from the former
I added a layer of Ice Stickles to the cut out butterfly, and also for the flower centres

Do you ever look at all the card that's available to you - pile, drawer, shelves, stack, and can't decide which shades to use?  This is why this card took twice as long to make as it really should have. 
In my head there was a palette of 3(ish) pretty pastel colours but eventually I just went with shades of blue and I think it looks ok

It would be lovely if you'd see if the sketch works for your crafting over the next few weeks - it doesn't matter what you use it for or how you use it, flexibility is good ;)

Thanks for popping by



sandra carey said...

Thats a beautiful card Kathy great sketch to follow Hugs Sandra xx

Angelnorth said...

Great sketch and a lovely card from it - the swirly die cut with the popped up butterfly element looks fab!

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Kathy, love your interpretation of the sketch.
Linda xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous card I love the sketch and your interpretation is stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Kate M said...

Beautiful card - love those shades of blue with the green - great interpretation of the sketch!

Laine said...

Beautiful colour, design and detail Kathy.

Brawny said...

Wow that's lovely Kathy. A good use of the sketch x

Dianne said...

Your interpretation of the sketch is perfect....it's a beautiful card.

Cathy Clowes said...

Such a pretty card. I love those flowers and the colours are fabulous. It's sunny here today! Cathy x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant Kathy

Gr Karin

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Beautiful die cut background with lovely flower and butterfly

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great sketch & a beautiful card Kathy!
Dawn xx