Monday 9 September 2013

Sketch challenge

This week over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges, the challenge is a sketch.
Sketches can be a love/hate relationship with me sometimes!! But once I saw this one, I knew I would love it. As you might have noticed I LOVE LOVE LOVE my 'scalloped circle lace die', and thought it would fit right in with the circle. I also have a tendency to do banner style designs with washi tape, and let me tell you, this week was no different!! ;-)
This week it is Team A vs Team B, our monthly inter team challenge. So please, do pop over and vote for your favourite. The sponsors this week are Penny Black

and Stitchy Bear.

As it happened, this weekend was a crazy one for us! My youngest brother James, had his 21st birthday party, so I decided to make a card, following the sketch for him:

I used a brown board for the back, and used my *favourite* die, (any guesses??!!) "Scalloped lace circle die', using some green paper I recently bought (his favourite colour is green) As per usual, I have no embellishments that suit a card for a male, so I had to dig deep!!

I used a kraft tag, and cut out a slightly smaller size cream piece of card and embossed it, using my Happy Birthday folder. I then lightly smudged some blue and green ink over the raised letters to highlight them. I cut out the two digits out of glitter foam.
With the twine, I threaded some alphabet beads spelling out 'JAMES'. I attached some honeycomb greyboard that I inked in brown (really need to get some more of this honeycomb!!) and attached it with two pegs. I used some washi tape, and cut it to give the bunting look, to tie in with the sketch.

 I cut some cream card, and used a ribbon punch to punch out the slots, and then threaded some music printed paper through (James is a drummer and loves music). I used a combo of buttons and flat backed pearls around the scalloped die. I took the printed sentiment from a lovely scrapbook kit that I recently bought second hand.

Thanks for stopping by, and hope you are having a wonderful Monday! Why not give the challenge a go?
I will be entering the card in some challenges.
Anything Goes -
Emboss like a Boss -
Music - (the strip of music paper)
Cards for men - Tag -
Lots of layers - c is for challenge -
Simon Says Stamp - embossing -



Unknown said...

Love this very special 21st Birthday card its lovely..well done you x Anita

Crafting with Darcy said...

Hi Eithne!
Great birthday card---I'm sure your brother loved it!! Great idea for the big 21!


butterfly dream cards said...

lovely birthday card, a special card for a special person...its lovely


sian said...

brillant card, hope ur brother loves it, i'm sure he will

Kat W said...

Great collage style card and lovely colours :-)
Thanks for joining in at Totally Gorjuss and good luck!
Hugs, Kat x

Unknown said...

There are so many details on your card, this is such a cool interpretation of this sketch. I would like to thank you for entering my ‘C… is for challenge’ blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
Anna xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)