Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sketches by Pamela!

Now this is more my usual speed - squeaking in at nearly the last minute for a challenge ;) Pamela at Pamela's World of Scrap posted 5 sketches as part of a World Card Making Day challenge & prize giveaway. I had a chance to play along with two of them :)
Supplies: papers from Simple Stories "Summer Fresh;"
Bazzill Basics cardstock;
Old Paper & Vintage Photo distress ink;
Burlap stamp from Market Street Stamps;
sentiment from Hero Arts 
Here's the fab sketch:
I didn't want a plain white background, but I'm also out of kraft paper & nothing else really matched, so I sponged Old Paper distress ink over the whole sheet. Then, learning from the other day, I hit it with the heat gun & left it alone for a while! Stamped over that with the burlap background in Old Paper & added the squares, and then trimmed to size. Last minute thought was to outline each square with a brown Staedtler pen. I've had those since university...those things last forever!


Supplies: Momento Gray Flannel ink;
We R Memory Keepers washi tape;
All Night Media feet stamp;
Versamark, Squeezed Lemonade distress ink, clear EP;
Stampin' Up! sentiment stamp

Shiny embossing :)
I made the green leafy paper by laying washi tape down over a larger piece of cardstock, and then cut it to size. This isn't a perfect rendition of the sketch, since the horizontal layer didn't want to happen, and the proportions are a little off, but it was definitely inspired by the sketch & so I've got to give credit for that! I love how it turned out :)

If you've got some crafty time today, Pamela's challenge is open until midnight tonight, and she'll announce the winner tomorrow. 
xoxo,
Jessi

15 comments:

lostinpaper said...

Great cards Jessi! The patchwork look is just fab, and the sponged bg has turned out perfect!

Leslie Hanna said...

Oh, sure. I go into Reader to reduce the crazy number to something reasonable, and I end up adding more blogs. ;/

Gee, thanks.

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Carla said...

Ohhh love these! I could never get all the squares to cooperate! I would end up with a mess! I love the colors too on the second one!

Barb said...

This is perfect Jessi! Using my fave paper pad...love it. Everything's so perfectly aligned too. My OCD is happy...thank you. The second card is so sweet. The colors scheme is perfect.

CinnamonSally said...

Great CAS cards Jessi, the top one is perfect with all the little square.

Virginia L. said...

Love your take on the sketches! I like the mix pattern of paper for the 1st sketch! So awesome! And the 2nd card is darling with the yellow embossing! Thanks so much for making me smile with your sweet comment, Jessi!HUGS!

jimlynn said...

BOTH of these are fantastic! Love the different DP's you used in the first card too!
Lynn

yyam said...

Love the neat quilt on your first card. And the embossing on the second! Wow! You've been on a roll with these challenges!

Lindsey said...

I cannot believe you made the almost-kraft layer on the first card -- wow! The mix of patchwork squares is great, too. And the embossed little feet are too cute! (And the leafy paper is made of washi tape? Yowser!)

Allison said...

What fun! Great mix of patterns with the first card and I love the bright color palette of the second!

Debbie said...

These are both wonderful!! I love that baby foot stamp!! The inking on the patchwork really makes it pop, too!!

Pamela said...

Love them!! You did a great job with both of them! Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge! :)

Jingle said...

These are great! I really love the quilted look on the first one!

~Tammy~ said...

Both wonderfully executed! The first card is amazing! I would have made a big mess out of that sketch! You rock! (But you know I think so) ;-)

Jen W. said...

I don't think I'd have the patience to ink paper like that and I sure as heck wouldn't be patient enough to wait for it to dry properly! LOL! Love the papers you use for the squares - they totally have that quilty feel. :)

I can't believe that leaf layer is washi tape - you laid it out perfectly!