Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wanna Sketch? 5

This card kind of made itself, really. I was looking through this pad of paper, realized that the layout reminded me of Lisa's Wanna Sketch? 5, got started on embroidering some of the printed elements, remembered that I saw the current little red wagon challenge was to add metal, and this charm was already laying on my desk.

It's a lot busier than Lisa's sketch, but since that's what got me started I'm still playing :)

Supplies: papers from Sassafrass; metal charm from Bo Bunny; Hero Arts lace; Broken China distress ink; sentiment from AmyR (CC Designs); Wplus9 banner die; embroidery floss


I pierced the straight & cross-stitched elements on the patterned paper, and used coordinating colours of embroidery floss to accent it. The lace was added on a curve to mimic the paper's patterned embellishments.

Here's Lisa's sketch - hopefully you can still see its influence on the final design!
DDWS5

Lisa's sketch is open until June 15th. The little red wagon Heavy Metal challenge is open until next Monday. 
xoxo,
Jessi

14 comments:

Lisa Arana said...

I love how the sketch got you started, that is perfect! It is just a beginning for you to let your creativity fly! I adore the embroidery and those papers are so pretty. The added bling is a sweet touch. Love how wanna sketch inspired you and so glad you played along. Xoxoxo

Jingle said...

This is very pretty!

fairyrocks said...

Very pretty card, I can see this as a Layout. Just gorgeous.

Dana said...

Amazing card!! I love the collage-y-ness of the card!!

yyam said...

This is really soft and pretty Jessi. I love the combo of elements...the papers, the charm and the touch of stitching. :)

Lindsey said...

Way to run with a design! Nicely done.

lostinpaper said...

Fabulous Jessi, it's all those wonderful layers and different textures, WOW, I could never do something like this!

Greta said...

Beautiful papers & great job with the stitching, Jessi! Beautiful details--lovely work!

Chris D. said...

Way to rock this challenge girl! I can totally see the sketch layout but you made it all your own! Love the little touches of stitching and that metal charm is perfect! WTG!

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

WOW, what a gorgeous piece of art!!! I love every detail! Love the colors - they spread good mood! :-) Great work, Jessi!
Have a nice day!
Uli

Julia Aston said...

Great layers and textures on this - anchored by that pretty silver frame!

Debbie said...

Ooh! I love the shabby, chic look to this!!

Andrea W said...

Beautiful card Jessi! I love the hand stitched elements and the colors are wonderful. LOVE it!

Barb Murphy said...

Beautiful!I love the layered elements...and that patterned paper is from one of my fave collections of all time. Awesome!