Thursday, June 20, 2013

You're a Stitch

Have you seen the new challenge blog, A Random Thursday Challenge? I think it's going to be a lot of fun because the challenges can be anything. Last week for the first challenge it was a theme and this week is a clean and simple sketch, ARTC2. If you're a regular around here then you know how much I love me a sketch challenge so I had to play along.

I totally embraced the clean and simple with this card. I was tempted to add a couple of layers but I'm really glad I didn't because I love the result. Oooh, and how about the colour combo: Primitive Cream, Kraft, Paver Red, and Hot Fudge. Love!!! The dress form from Sew Nifty was perfect for the tall element and I cut it out of Kraft card stock using the Sew Nifty Die-namics. Then I stamped the image with Hot Fudge Premium Dye Ink onto the Kraft cutout and again onto a scrap of Paver Red so I could paper piece the body.

I used the Scallop Ribbon Die-namics to cut out the Hot Fudge horizontal element then wrapped it with Hemp Cord and added a Natural button. The sentiment was stamped with Hot Fudge Premium Dye Ink. I felt the card needed a little 'je ne sais quoi' so I chose one of the flourishes from Finishing Flourishes and stamped it three time with Kraft Premium Dye Ink.

On the inside I added another sentiment from Sew Nifty and stamped the double stitch lines from Hearts and Stitches.

Here's the sketch in case you have a few minutes to play along.

Here are the supplies I used:

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Cheryl said...

Hi Karen, and thanks so much for promoting the A.R.T. Challenge Blog, I really appreciate that! We are having so much fun over there, and I am so glad that you're joining us again this week. You ROCKED this sketch girl! Your elements here are so neat, my sewing-friend would so love this one. Thanks again Karen, and we hope you'll play along with us next week too! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

Misti said...

What a gorgeous card, Karen! Thanks so much for joining us again at A.R.T. challenge blog!

Patrice said...

So pretty - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OH WOW this is awesome Karen ... both inside and out! Thanks for the A.R.T. shout-out ... so appreciated! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us and joining in this week's SKETCH challenge! Hope you'll join us again next week!

Patrice said...

Love this card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!