Friday, April 1, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday--Botanical Gazette Nature Walk

Hi Stampers: It's finally Friday! This week has seemed two weeks long instead of 1 week! The sketch for SFF this week is brought to you by ME! and here it is: You would think that since it was MY sketch that I would have had an idea of what to do with it--nope. It didn't work that way. I HAD pretty much decided that I would use the Botanical Gazette DSP and the Nature Walk stamp set, but beyond that, not an idea was forthcoming! I played around with it for OVER TWO HOURS! Finally, I came up with this:

All of my workshops in March featured the Springtime Vintage DSP (which I LOVE!) (I will share some cards I created with it later.) I was ready for a change and I have seen A LOT of beautiful samples using Botanical Gazette. As you can tell, I used 4 of the patterns: branches of berries, I think that's what they are; the reverse side of that for the scalloped edge, which is the Early Espresso on Cherry Cobbler print-punched with the Eyelet border punch--I really wanted to use the scallop punch, but it decided to hide from me; the light Marina Mist print with bird cages on it; and the Early Espresso with script print. The card base is Marina Mist. I tied a piece of Marina Mist satin ribbon around it and hung one of the Trinkets keys from a piece of linen thread. The sentiment is from Silhouette Sentiments and the no. 147 is from Nature Walk. The sentiments were stamped in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla cardstock and the frame is one of the Four Frames stamps sneak peek. I colored the little bird with Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Pastel, then attached one of the small clips to the corner. I am guilty of not using accessories--I hoard them! So I made up for some of that with two on this card!


Well that's it! I hope you like it. Please join us with your creation posted to our blog, SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY. For the next stop on our mini blog tour, click HERE for Melinda's blog.


Enjoy!

8 comments:

Melinda said...

Very nice! I love all the embellishments!

Tammy Fite said...

Very pretty!! I loved the sketch--great job!!

Patrice Herrera said...

This was a great sketch to work with Thanks! Your card came out really nicely with it too. I love how you used several embellishments to give it that Wow effect!

Deb said...

Great card! And a great sketch, too! I love your little charm!

Tina said...

It's a great sketch! Love the accent of the key. I have to get my out now!

Sunflower Stamper said...

Love your card!! Thanks for a great sketch this week!!

Kim said...

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inkedx2 said...

Great card! Love the colors.

Robbie