Happy Sketch Sunday everyone!
You can find details about the Operation Write Home challenge here:
Today's sketch challenge has an extra twist being that the card should be masculine to be entered into the "Card Bowl 2014". I often wonder exactly what makes something masculine besides sports, outdoor things, tools, and business stuff.
I often reach for the vintage papers that look more like stuff that might be stuffed in a guy's desk drawer….spread sheets, postcards, the loose button that "just fell off", and yes things that are usually boring (brown) colors.
Today I used scraps from my stash (all are from My Minds Eye, several 6x6 paper pads) and layered everything on brown card stock. The sentiment is from Hero Arts set #LP279 and was a fundraiser set for OWH. I do not do very many "See You Soon" cards because it just seems like it might not be needed very often, but I thought I would use it here.
I used an EK Success button punch and created these buttons on white Bazzill "dots" paper. I then used Spectrum Noir markers to color them the shade I wanted (using EB3 & EB1).
I used Martha Stewart's Arch Lattice border punch and again I started with white paper and used Spectrum Noir DR7 & DR6 to make it the color I wanted.
I hand-stitched the buttons on with a DMC thread and even used a paper crimper on the long vertical piece to add more depth to these subdued papers.
Thank you for stopping by!