Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge | October 2016

Stampin' Up! Sketch Challenge

Oh yes, It’s that time again! Time for the Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! I LOVE taking part in this challenge every month, we have a great time working with a sketch set by one of our members, and this month it is the gorgeous Sally Shaw.

Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge October 2016

Now, this sketch scared the pants off me! I would consider myself quite well versed in working with a sketch by now, but really I had NO idea what I was going to do with this one. When Sally sent it over to me to create the graphic I sat for a few minutes trying to see a stamp set or some Designer Series Paper, or anything I could work with as a jumping off point. My brain chose this moment to loose all creativity…. I had nothing!

But, it’s Ok, because the other thing that my brain does to me on a regular basis is remind me of stuff, this image kept coming to me – always when I was driving, or a work…. never anywhere I could be creative to get this sketch onto paper! Typical! But the one thing that kept coming back was those two long thin boxes and the idea of replacing them with ribbon or twine.

Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge October 2016 Designer Tin of Cards Floral Boutique Card using Stampin' Up! UK products

And so the thought of Twine became my jumping off point! I have made a few cards with a similar design recently, there is just something about those Layering Circles that just makes me want to use them all the time!

Seeing as I had a brand new spool of Night of Navy Bakers Twine it seemed sensible to use it on this card, one I had a colour I found this lovely Designer Series Paper in my paper storage, and that then linked me to the coordinating stamp set; Floral Phrases. The band across the card (yes I know, its not on the sketch, I’m using some artistic licence here) is heat embossed in white onto Night of Navy – love that border stamp.

Sending Love card using Floral Boutique and Designer Tin of Cards from Stampin' Up! UK

The Sentiment is taken from the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set. It has a heart on it, and it just felt completely right to cover it with an Enamel Shape, I nearly kept to the monotone theme and used a Night of Navy heart too, but then remembered another challenge I took part in ages ago with was about monotone with a pop of colour, and so added a Real Red heart instead.

So, seeing as I couldn’t get my head around the sketch at all when it first landed on my desk, I am really rather pleased with the card I have created this week!

I cannot wait to see what the others have made this month, why not join me and hop along to the next person in our Challenge by using the Next button below.

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