Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday 10-10-14, In My Thoughts

Hi everyone!  Welcome to another Sketch Frenzy Friday!
Today's wonderful sketch is from Diana Eichfeld. I like the way she put the designer paper in the sketch.  It gave me a starting point for the whole card.  Thanks, Diana, for the great sketch!

I actually ended up with 2 cards because I wasn't sure about which designer paper I liked best.  

Stampin' Up! has many great colors to choose from, so I usually end up using my favorite colors.  I haven't used the Night of Navy in a long time. So seeing the designs on the Flowerpot DSP, I went for Navy.  The print on the first card I made was big and I wondered if it should have been smaller. so  I tried the smaller print flowers on the Garden Green background.  (Another color I have neglected for a while.)

I decided I liked both of them!  
For my image I inked up the top half of the stamp with the Garden Green ink pad and colored the trunk with Soft Suede marker.   I brayered color over the top and bottom, leaving just enough room for my sentiment in the middle.  I should have centered the trunk between two of the words, but this time I just traced over it with the Lost Lagoon marker.  After a few tries of brayering, I realized that I needed to start with lighter colors & then sponge Garden Green and Night of Navy on the edges.

Here's the inside:

Stamps - Thoughts & Prayers, A Dozen Thoughts
Ink - Lost Lagoon, Night of Navy, Garden Green, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky & Pool Party
Cardstock - Night of Navy for the base,  
Whisper White cut 1 at 5 3/8" x 4 1/8", cut 2 at 3" x 3 1/4"
Garden Green cut to 4 3/8" x 4"
Designer Series Paper - Flowerpot cut at 4 1/4"x 1 5/8" and    4 1/4" x 2 1/4", scrap  piece to punch out shape for the bottom, 
Accessories - Decorative label punch,  Regals candy dots, candy dots brads, Lost Lagoon ribbon

I would love to see what you come up with using this sketch.  Join us by adding a link to your post at the bottom of the Sketch Frenzy Friday post.

Have a blessed day!
Elizabeth K.


  1. I think your tree turned out wonderful, love the brayering as well. I think I might like the 2nd card just a tad better, but both are great!

  2. Elizabeth, I love how you brayered the background. I also like the idea of inking the stamp with two different colors. Very pretty cards.