Sunday, April 14, 2013

Not so easy....

I look forward to Sunday's sketch from OWH and when I saw today's, I thought it would be sooo easy....I was wrong!  Waaah (that's my whine!)
 I tried using the sketch on three different cards (which I'm not showing) and none of them worked for me.  I was using browns/blacks and decided to switch to red/blue - nope - didn't work either.
Meanwhile, I check the blog during the day and see that lots of crafty ladies are turning out great cards with the sketch.  So, I switched to green.  I realized my issue was that the middle layer needed something - embossing - to give that bit of interest I was missing.
Here's the card:
I added a bit of twine - totally copied this from Kristie's card - as well as the sentiment under my image.  The stamp is from Hero Arts "Going" set.  I really like this sketch and it just took me a while to find my happiness with it. 
I've also made another set of four cards like this:
The airplane is from Stampers Anonymous and I embossed it and the Hero Arts greeting.
During my shopping this week, I found a 6x6 Basic Grey pad in Joann's for 97 cents.  Score!  Now I've got to use it all up! 
I hopy ya'll had a nice weekend - I finally got some things done that I've been procrastinating about and that always feels good.  Take care - tomorrow is Design Boot Camp - see ya'll there!


  1. What a great deal you found! I like both of your cards... and I agree, sometimes a sketch looks super simple but everything I create turns out ho-hum! So frustrating!

  2. Two gorgeous them both!

  3. I really like the green papers you used. And I love how the embossing matches the patterned paper. I love the contrasting colors on your second card. That airplane really pops, especially with the distressing around it.

  4. Glad you were able to make the sketch work for you. I like what you did with it. You made it your own. I like that second card sketch too. That looks like one I would enjoy

  5. Awesome cards! Love the matching argyle look in the paper and embossisng, and love, love, love those greens. Really like the old car too. Love the papers and distressing in the second one. Love that airplane and the distressing look like it's flying through a stormy sky. Thanks for playing!

  6. The matching paper and embossing are wonderful! Lovely colors!

  7. Two awesome cards! I like the embossing matching the argyle pattern of the dp and the green is just fabulous. The old car is just perfect and I like how it's stamped in green. The second card is amazing! Love the plane and the sentiment banner along with the great papers. Great job!

  8. You nailed it! The embossing works beautifully.
    Nice job!

  9. Both cards are wonderful- the embossing on the green card gives a great texture! a great score on your paper at J's....isn't it fun to get a bargain!