Sunday, August 18, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge # 186


Happy "Sketch Sunday" everyone! Today's Operation Write Home Sketch is # 186 and looks like this:


You can find details about the sketch challenge here:

The papers are from My Mind's Eye ("On the Bright Side" for the wood-look  and light blue dotted ones and "Lost & Found" for the brown patterned one.) Everything is layered on Bazzill's Brown textured card stock. 

I created the sentiment using alphabet stickers from my stash (that are a couple of years old at least...) but they are labeled as "Backstitch Blue Alphabet" from shopsei.com.

I felt this card needed some details so I distressed the edges using Colorsmart Pigment Ink in Chocolate Brown, added some real cross stitches in a slate blue DMC thread, and then a little twine.  I also used a little May Arts ribbon (might be called "Net", but looks like burlap, sort of....) and I used dimensional adhesive under the 3"x4.25" section. 

Thank you so stopping by! 
:)


35 comments:

  1. What a cool looking card! I just love the cross-stitched x's and that weathered wood paper. Wonderful job on this week's OWH sketch.

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  2. Love this card. The paper, ribbon, alphabet, and that wonderful stitching detail make this a great masculine/unisex card and one that I would love to receive. Great job interpreting the sketch.

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    1. Oh hooray! I am so glad you think it is masculine, that is what I was trying for and I am not successful very often, so thank you so much.
      :)

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  3. Love the textures in this card! Great job!

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  4. Fabulous card! Love all the texture and stitching.

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  5. Not only does the paper bring in the nature theme . . .but also the use of the twine! You have an wonderful talent of pulling it all together! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! HUGE HUGS!<3

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  6. Love your card- the weathered wood paper is great- but your addition of the cross stiching and the twine elevates it to perfection!

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  7. I absolutely love all the textures on your card...everything looks so real.

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  8. Awesome...love the extra details like the stitching! tfs!!!

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  9. I just love your creation with all the cross stitching, peeled paint, and earthy fibers tied around the panels! Fabulous!

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  10. This is super cool - love the burlap ribbon with those stitched alphas and the woodgrain. Very rustic!

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  11. I love the rustic look of this card. The extra time with the twine and the stitching really exhibits the love that goes into your craft. What a wonderful masculine feel! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. beautiful card, love the colors ad crackle!

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  13. Great card! I love all your details, they so perfectly tie everything together!!

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  14. Fabulous card - love all the papers - perfect! TFS and thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Wonderful card! I think it's my favorite so far. I just love the color, the texture and the dimension. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Wow this is amazing! So creative absolutely love it!!!

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  17. Melissa! Thanks for the idea of trying the mircowave flower pressing with the scouts, I never thought of that!

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