Sunday, September 15, 2013

A Simple Sketch

This is for the challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch

I used the faux silk technique on this.  You crumble a piece of tissue paper, straighten it out and use a glue stick to adhere the crumpled piece of tissue to cardstock, maintaining some of the wrinkles for texture.  Stamped the leaf images and the sentiment with Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa.  Lightly sponged some Tim Holtz Distress ink - Antique Linen over the creases and around the edge.  Layered onto some sand and brown cardstock.
I also made a quick card for the challenge at JUGS

And the challenge at Creative Belli Blog - use yellow/orange/red
First embossed the grid with an embossing folder, then smeared Distress Stains in Barn Door, Wild Honey and Mustard Seed.  Misted over the Distress Stains to blend.  Dried with my heat gun and stamped the flowers with Vivid Taupe ink.  Stamped the sentiment with the same ink and cut it out and layered onto the die cut grommet tag.  Inked around the tag, added some Rain Dots Eyelets, dyed some Baker's twine with Color Box Putty Ink and tied.
All stamps used on both cards are by Gina K Designs.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful card Sue. Love the soft hues you've created with the stains. Thanks for playing along with us at the Belli Challenge. Pat K x

  2. Very pretty ombre sponging - great grid technique too! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

  3. The sponging the all came together beautifully!!! Thanks for linking it up with the JUGS team!!!

  4. I am so jealous of that BG EF you have as I just love it! Beautiful background you created for your card! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls. LOVE the tissue one too!!

  5. Great cards! I love the texture you added to each of them!
    Thanks so much for playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch!

  6. Your cards are so pretty! I love the faux silk card and your grid pattern on the second is very cool! Love the colors you chose for the background too! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  7. These are SUPER DOOPER! Both cards would provide a GENEROUS amount of cheer to anyone who might be in need... For a crafty peep - they are sheer JOY! Great use of the grid technique. I'm so glad you were inspired to share with Just Us Girls!