Friday, August 19, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch and City Crafters.........

...I did this card for the Mojo Monday sketch and the City Crafter Challenge Blog.  I really like the card.....although I am not sure how much it actually represents the sketch.  I have a hard time with sketches...I mean I like them and all because they are huge "jumping off" points for me.  I really don't have it in me to come up with my own design and so I do like to follow sketches; it is just that when I do follow a sketch I tend to veer off path until I am in the "woods" so to speak.  I usually like what I end up with but it often looks like a very loose interpretation of the original sketch.  Maybe it is a "discipline" issue....like I am not disciplined enough to follow a sketch completely.  Well, what ever, I will keep following sketch based blogs 'cuz they definetely get my creative juices going! And the City Crafter Challenge this week was to use our scraps....and man o' man....I totally have the scraps..... The main image is a fave of mine and one that I sent recently to a very talented cardmaker.  When I stamped up some images as a gift to her I also stamped up extra images for me to color when I am sitting around.  The orange'y distressed paper was already colored but then I over-stamped it with a new HA stamp.  The brown was distressed on a leftover sheet of white.....if you were to turn the brown paper over you would find a mis-stamped, blurry image of a flower bouquet on it and the metal tag is leftover from when I made a necklace for one of my daughter's friends...and now have like 6 or 7 of those tags that I found when I cleaned my room last week.  It is AMAZING what one finds when they clean their craft room...... So, wow- what a "rambley" post today....well, here is the sketch:


...and here is my card.  
                                                               
I love these colors together and at first I wasn't sure about the seam binding being so white...but now I actually like it as it is such a contrast.  And seam binding is so "un-elegant" that I like to add it to my cards that are distressed. The background is a new HA one that I received from Maureen as part of my goodie win.  She had a wonderful one year blog-a-versary and I was the lucky winner....and believe me, it was a great haul of loot!  Maureen was very generous and I will have to follow her lead when I hit one year for my blog!  Here is Maureen's blog.....check it out!  

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you all have a great weekend... I plan to be crafting this weekend and to take part in the HA scramble that will be tomorrow hosted by Marcy on the Hero Arts Flickr Thread...stop by and have some fun!

Be well,
Sheila
                                                        

11 comments:

Ros said...

That's a lovely image ... great use of your scraps and I too have tons of scraps!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

Brenda said...

I adore all those distressed edges Sheila! And I love that flower image! Yu made me laugh about veering into the woods! I am the opposite, I like sketches but then I am fanatical about sticking to it 100% and sometimes that is limiting!

paula said...

HI Sheila,

I too love sketches as a starting point, but tend to go my own way from there ;). Love your card, I wouldn't have know it was all scraps & that's why I love these kinds of cards. Have a wonderful weekend xoxoxoxoxoxo

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Look at that pretty thing you made out of scraps, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

susanne said...

This is lovely Sheila! You really do have your own beautiful style!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Sheila I love how you "veered" off what you thought your path should be and followed your heart - the result = a gorgeous card!

Linda R. said...

What a lovely card.. That image is wonderful.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Karen said...

Sheila, this card is gorgeous! Love all the bold colors!!! Hope you have had a wonderful Birthday!
Hugs!

Jill said...

Sheila! I LOVEEEEEE these colors, seriously, your card makes me want to bust out the Distress Inks right now! Thanks for the inspiration! HUGS!

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is so pretty! Thank you for playing along with us at CCCB!

Maureen Morton said...

Sheila, I love how you used this background stamp! Maybe I should send all of my stamps to you - ha! I sometimes struggle with sketches, too, but they are just a starting point. The richness of this card just screams fall and I love it. Wow!