Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sketch Challenge # 189 OWH




Happy Sunday Sketch Challenge everyone!

Today's card is for the Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge # 189 and you can find details about it here:

I used Stampers Best Cherry Background Stamp and colored it up with Spectrum Noir CR11 and JG1. I used red and green card stock for the layers and the flags.   I used Martha Stewart's "Arch Lattice" border punch and the sentiment is from Stampabilities.  I added a little red grosgrain ribbon and a row of hand stitching to add a little more detail. 


***BELOW IS A PICTURE OF WHAT DOES NOT WORK...
My first attempt looked too busy. I had used polka dot papers for the flags and it just was not right.  I am posting the picture just to remind myself to not go crazy with patterned papers. 

Are your eyes ok?  See what I mean about it being too busy?

 Lesson learned.


Thank you for stopping by!
:)

20 comments:

  1. I really like all the detail on your card. The border punch and the stitching are especially nice.

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  2. I like the end result! Had you already glued the first one down when you realized it was too busy? - how did you take it apart without wrecking it?

    I recently made a card with layers & after I finished realized that the top two edges of one layer were too high, but I can't get them apart without ripping up the card & it is one of my best matches of design/layer colors/etc. Any suggestions?

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    1. MizDenise,

      I have had the same problem and I can totally understand not wanting to ruin it. I used an ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) as the adhesive today and the paper cooperated so that I could peel it up. I went really slow and it worked, though the piece I removed was too bent/wrinkled to be reused on anything. When I have not been able to peel something up in the past, I have ended up covering a crooked edge with a strip of ribbon or another little layer of paper...what is it they say, mistakes are embellishment opportunities? I wish you luck with your card and hope you can save that wonderful design. :)

      Melissa

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  3. Cute!I agree, the bottom card made my eyes bug out just a bit - but seriously, it just needed that tiny change! It was still a very sweet card!

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    1. Thank you Jen! Sorry about the bug eyes.
      :)

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  4. You brave soul for showing your first try at the sketch! I love that sentiment and the cherries you colored are so cute! Nice!

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    1. Erika,

      I had all ready taken the picture of the first one and posted it, but it was not until I went back to my blog that I saw how busy it was. It made me laugh at how I could not see it when it was right in front of me but it was so clear when viewed on the computer. The sentiment is my favorite these days.
      :)

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  5. I love, love, love, polka dots, but even I have to agree that first attempt might have been just a wee bit over the top. And wow, you made your own designer paper by coloring those cherries. Great job and it'll definitely lift someone's spirits!

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    1. Thank you JoAnn! I love polka dots as well and tried to sneak them on to this card....I will find a better place for these polka dot papers yet.
      :)

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  6. :) I too love polka dots but I did go a little bug eyed :) But super cute!!!

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  7. I SOOOOO get the fail with this sketch! See my post! I love your revisions, perfect!

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    1. I saw your post and it made me feel much better knowing I am not alone. Thank you!!!
      :)

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  8. Wow. The fail card almost made my vertigo start up again. LOL! You really hit the nail on the head with this one. I normally grab a bunch of papers and try to put them in a sketch only to find they don't work after all. I'm not very good at Stump Sandy-type paper matching. Thanks for sharing both cards.

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    1. I am not good at Stump Sandy either. Sandy makes it look so easy, yet it is so difficult. I will find a good home for those polka dots someday.

      :)

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  9. WTG on your redo. I find the camera is my best critic! Keep up your great work!

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  10. I really like the cherry background stamps, I thought it was patterned paper! Great layout too!

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