Monday, 15 September 2008

Friday Sketchers Challenge 19

Wow! I'm now into my second week of blogging. I just can't believe it has gone so fast. I'm still learning the ropes so please bear with me for a bit longer. I'd love to be able to change the background on this blog - but I just don't have a clue how to do it yet. Still, it is early days and I'm sure I'll get there. Anyway, on to today's card.

This is the first time that I've entered the Friday sketchers challenge, having admired their layouts for weeks. I always visit every week to see what sketch they have provided and what gorgeous cards the design team have put together for their layout. The DT cards were exceptional again this week - but I still thought that I would have a go at it.

Here is the card I created.

I can never really show how 3D my cards are when I take a picture from the front - so here's a lop-sided sideways one which hopefully picks up the layers and the sparkles on the glamour dust I added to the fan as well as the gems added into the hair. The layer under the image looks like it is peeling off in this photo - IRL it isn't - the whole layer sits 2mm above the plum patterned paper. It must be a trick of the lighting last night. (Reminder to self...take a photography course! lol)

The extra challenge I set myself was to make the card without using any flowers because I seem to be using Prima flowers on everything at the moment. I am really pleased with the way this card has turned out. This is my type of card - I just love using lots of layers and papers.

The items I used to pull this one together are:

Card: White Linen 15cm square card blank, Plum Pearlised Card stock, Cream Card stock
Papers: Stripy paper - free download but I forget where from, Pinky/Purple Papermania Vellum, Gorgeous Plum patterned paper from One Stop Card Crafts

Stamps: Debbie Moore Oriental Set No 1 Clear stamps (Small Blossom), Kerry Jo Clear Stamp Oriental lady

Inks etc: StayzOn Black Ink Pad, Clear Ink Pad, White Embossing Powder, Heat It Up! tool, Ink It Up! purple ink pad

Cuttlebug Border Folder (zip pattern)

Glittery stars came in a bauble of Prima flowers, Buttons from Papermania mini embellishment kit, Ribbons and velvet Rik-Rak from stash, 3d Foam tape, 3D foam pads, Double Sided Tape, Glue Pen

Glamour Dust, Tiny Star Stick on Gems and Pearl Beads

Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment.
Oh, I've just popped over to Becky Dreyer's blog ( and she had this fun test on there. This is the result I got.

What Your Orange Umbrella Says About You

When faced with adversity, you are able to come up with a creative solution.

Problems don't ever get you down. You see them as an opportunity to think outside the box.

You are playful and light hearted. You make the dullest tasks interesting and lively.

You are curious about the world around you. You take every moment as an opportunity to learn.

On a rainy day: you should get out there and play in the rain

What umbrella are you?



Kristine said...

Aaah Sharon!
What a noce card you made with this sketch! So happy you wanted to join our challenges! Hope to "see" you again next week!
Big hugs from Kristine

Pauline C said...

Very pretty - absolutely love that Kerry Jo image .. they are definitely on my wishlist right now!
Pauline x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at FS.
I couldn't leave a comment like I do on other blogs I am with wordpress) because you haven't got your Open ID selected in the setting section!

Sharon said...

Sorry Carole, I've amended the settings now.

megastamper said...

wow an asian dream ... it looks so amazing and fabulous ... really wonderful and great. i love all the used elements ... amazing!!!
hugs, bea

Rach said...

what a fabulous card, great image. hugs rachxx

Kim said...

Wonderful card. Kimx