Jun 18 2010

Bloggers Challenge – A Sketch

Another Friday and time for Bloggers' Challenge.  Lisa made up a sketch for us to use this week.  As you know, I LOVE sketches!  This one came together pretty quickly!


I started by cutting the Oval from Whisper White with the Ovals Die and the Big Shot.  I also cut the Sahara Sand piece at the bottom of the oval at the same time.  I tore the top edge and added sand granules with the Itty Bitty Backgrounds speckle stamp in Sahara Sand.  I used a sponge dauber to add some Tempting Turquoise water above it.  Then I inked up the palm tree from Tropical Party with Chocolate Chip and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers, stamped it twice.  I punched a 1 1/4" hole in a scrap piece of cardstock, then used a sponge dauber and Summer Sun to make the sun in the background.


I layered the oval on polka dot pattern from Island Oasis Designer Paper and then Sahara Sand cardstock.  I ran a piece of Old Olive thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions folder.  I wrapped the 1" Chocolate Chip Ribbon around to the back and secured.  The entire piece was adhered to the base card of Tempting Turquoise.  Finally, I added two Kraft Corduroy Buttons and cut small slivers of Chocolate Chip cardstock to make the "thread".  I used Mini Glue Dots to secure to the front of the card!  I stamped Happy Birthday from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Chocolate Chip on Sahara Sand, punched with the Word Window and then punched the Modern Label from Chocolate Chip cardstock.


I like how it turned out!  Hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!

17 People have left comments on this post

Jun 18, 2010 - 11:06:57
BarbaraD said:

This is wonderful.  Love how you used Tropical Party for this sketch….it's perfect! 

Jun 19, 2010 - 09:06:00
Lisa Bohler said:

This is so cool!  I love the main image scene and the combo of the turquoise and olive is wonderful!

Jun 20, 2010 - 08:06:58

Oh how I love this card – I feel a CASE coming on soon…

Jun 20, 2010 - 11:06:39
Lori said:

Fabulous tropical scene!  Love it!

Jun 21, 2010 - 01:06:41
Rachel Hope said:

Fun! Great colors, image and details!!

Jun 21, 2010 - 06:06:34
linda monroe said:

The sand is a great technique.  Who knew that the bitty background stamp was so versatile.

Jun 21, 2010 - 08:06:18

Cute!  The Palms look wonderful framed in your oval!

Jun 21, 2010 - 08:06:03

Oh my Connie!  I just love the tropical feel of this card!  So well done!  I think that I need to try this!  😀

Jun 21, 2010 - 10:06:00

Connie how can we tell you are went to Cancun…Love the tropical card…Nice to see techs with Bitty backgrounds…
connie paxman

Jun 21, 2010 - 11:06:54
Ida said:

Your card is wonderful.  Love the warm tropical feel and how perfect since you were just in Cancun (do they have Palm trees there?) for a wedding.  Hope you had a fabulous time.

Jun 21, 2010 - 12:06:42
Shelly Schmidt said:

Great sketch card- I love the sand and it makes me want to be there…on a tropical island on the beach…….!

Jun 21, 2010 - 01:06:29
Barbara Washington said:

This is pretty. Love the tropical motif.

Jun 22, 2010 - 08:06:37
Heidi Hihn said:

Great card!! I can tell you were inspired by the idea of going to Cancun!  I hope you had a wonderful time and the weather was wonderful!

Jun 22, 2010 - 08:06:33
Gerrie said:

Adorable, what a great inkspiration GF!

Jun 22, 2010 - 08:06:24

Connie–glad to see a few of us played–first time I have not seen at least a dozen of us!
Love your card–wish i could jump inside it and just chilliwth a nice cold drink!

Jun 22, 2010 - 09:06:04
kim howard said:

Cute card, looks nice and picturesque!!! 

Jul 16, 2010 - 11:07:10

You have sand sun and trees…very creative design  Connie…love the fun feeling of your card.
connie paxman