Saturday, 2 April 2011
Kenny K Star and my sketch!
Hey everyone! Today I have my Sketch Saturday DT make to share with you! As it's the first Saturday of the month, it's 'DT week' over at SS which means Jo gets to have a well-earned break and one of the SS gals hosts the challenge. Today it's my turn and I have come up with this sketch for you:
We are being sponsored by the amazing Whimsy Stamps - thank you SO much Denise!!! If you join in this week, you will be entered into the draw to win a Whimsy Stamps rubber stamp and die package worth a total of $31!! How awesome is that?
For my card I used Kenny K for Whimsy Stamps 'Star' image and also the Music Notes background stamp to create the music sheet. I decided to go for a gothic feel for this card, and so distressed, sanded and inked almost everything, LOL! The black ribbon is organza and I ruffled it by laying down a double-sided strip of tape (the permanent and really sticky stuff!) and then ruffled as I stuck! Easy peasy - much quicker than sewing! For the music paper I found some Parchment paper that I've had for many years (used to use it for printing out CVs many moons ago!), stamped the Music Notes image in black ink, inked up the edges with some black chalk ink, screwed it up so it was all creased, then distressed the edges using my Tim Holtz edge distresser and carefully tore it in places.
I really love how his card turned out (not often I like my own work, LOL!), but I had a really hard time photographing it (probably because it was thunderstorming at the time!). It is quite different from my 'usual' style, and I was worried I couldn't pull it off, but I like the gothic/vintage look! :o)
Thanks for dropping by and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Challenges I'd like to enter
- Card Makin' Mamas #18 Embellish it
- Simply Create #40 DIY
- Wags n Whiskers #51 Ribbons & Pearls
- Delightful Challenges Flowers
- Dutch Dare Card #106 Distressing
- Some Odd Girl Challenge Pleat Something (I have pleated the organza ribbon)
- Amber's Crafts Challenge #3 Flowers
- NettieG's challenge Roses
- Squiggefly #91 Handmade patterned paper (music paper)
- Kenny K Challenge #38 Aquamarine
STAMPS: Whimsy Stamps STAR (also available from Quixotic Paperie for UK/Europe) and Whimsy Stamps MUSIC NOTES (also available from Quixotic Paperie for UK/Europe)
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, Versamagic black chalk ink
PAPER: Purple star paper from Echo Park Happy Halloween (available HERE at Quixotic Paperie); Blue swirl paper from Prima 6x6 Reflections pad (available HERE at Quixotic Paperie)