Friday, August 25, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch!

I started out making a card for the CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge. I knew I wanted to use the swoop stencil from Catherine Pooler Designs. I masked off a rectangle and sponged on 3 different blue inks from Tim Holtz.
I love all the little swoopy swoops!

From there it went downhill. 
I didn't have a clear picture in mind when I started and it shows. Too many patterns, too many colors all fighting with each other to be the main focus of the card. I was going to throw it away when I decided to give it another try.

I used a sentiment from the Sentiment Collection from Penny Black. I die cut 2 circles the same size, stamped on one and with some craft foam layered in between them I added it to the card base. 
I felt it needed something else so I added some tiny strips of black card stock to frame it all in.

I'm glad I didn't throw the original in the trash. 
I like how this one turned out.

Check out the CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge HERE.

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stamps: Sentiment Collection (Penny Black), YAY Stripes! (CP Designs)
ink: midnight (CP Designs), broken china distress oxide ink (Tim Holtz),
       salty ocean and chipped sapphire distress inks (Tim Holtz)
paper: whisper white thick (SU), basic black (SU)
accessories: swoop stencil (CP Designs), stitched shapes framelits (SU), stitched stackable                                rectangles (lawn fawn), craft foam (Michaels)

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  1. I love your stencilled background! Great take on the sketch!

  2. Glad you persevered as this is such a gorgeous card with great use of the stencil and blending x

  3. I think your revised plan turned out perfectly. This one caught my attention right away. Love it!