March 10, 2012

Card Patterns sketch #156


Hello, Card Patterns fans!  A new sketch challenge is up today, and I can't wait to see what you create with it.


This one was quite a challenge for me.  Circles and I don't usually get along, so this sketch was a triple threat!  So it took me a few tries to come up with something that worked, but I think I like it.  *grin*

I started by cutting a circle out of the middle of a square of raindrop patterned paper, then layered the negative cut on a Pure Poppy card base.

I used my Nesties to cut a white square for the center panel and a Harvest Gold circle for the sun, which I trimmed to fit in a corner.  The sentiment, from PTI's Tag-its #3, was stamped directly on the sun in aqua.

I lightly drew sun "rays" with a pencil, then stitched them with yellow floss.  I wrapped the panel with Pure Poppy twill ribbon, adhered it to the card with foam dots, then added a few die cut clouds in the corners.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, White)
Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye (Quite Contrary-Jack & Jill)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Tag-its #3)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Pool Party)
Tools:  Spellbinders (circle, square dies), Papertrey Ink (cloud dies)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (twill ribbon), DMC floss

You can take this sketch in so many directions, as you can see from the rest of the Card Patterns designers.  I hope you'll give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by on your Saturday!  I'm excited to be going to an A Muse workshop put together by my talented friend, Suzanne, today.  What do you have planned?

Have a great weekend, friends!

19 comments:

Renee said...

This is FABULOUS!!!
Love the bold colors...
and those sunrays...
die!!
Circles and I are not on speaking terms so I'm just superbly impressed that you took them on so fabulously! :)
Have fun with Suzanne and Jessica...
I know you will...
just jealous I can't be there too:(

Cornelie said...

Really great take on the sketch!! Love it!!!

Marybeth said...

I love what you came up with for the sketch! The clouds the sun and the sewn sun rays, gorgeous!

The Paper Parade said...

WOW!!! What a seriously cool card!!! I love that the sun's rays are stitched and the red sure makes it pop. This card rocks, Christina!

Marisa said...

You aced this sketch, Christina!! Love the stitched rays! Fabulous card.

Lynn said...

Hope you had a fabulous time at the workshop! And...wow! I am awed by your stitching. Your idea to use clouds instead of the circles is awesome. I too don't do circles well! Gorgeous Christina.

Sharron said...

Wow, this is just the COOLEST card--I love it! Using clouds instead of circles is a fabulous idea and the stitching looks stunning!

Jen W. said...

Awesome take on the sketch and I love your sweet stitched sunshine!

Lisa Lynn said...

Love your very creative card!

Ginny said...

Stitched rays!!! Oh, how gorgeous! Love how you are sending sunshine to break the clouds apart. Wonderful card!

Karen B. said...

I hope you had a grand time at your workshop! I admit, I was really intimidated after seeing this sketch, but then I saw your card and how you've interpreted it! What a wonderful idea, and composition too. Love the bright, intense colors coupled with a few soft ones. Thank you so much too, for the note that arrived in the mail yesterday! It melted my heart!

Marlena M. said...

I love your rays of sunshine, Christina! Your clouds are a wonderful interpretation of the circles.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that you've got an "upside down" cloud on your card-- not sure you saw my card the other week where I was convinced it was upside down, but thanks to all those fabulous bloggy pals they convinced me I was wrong...

Aimes said...

Awesome! Seriously AWESOME!!! Those stitched rays are sooooooooooo sweet :)
Hugs!
Aimes
x

Mandy LaCroix said...

CUUUTE card! Love the stitched rays of sunshine. It's so cheerful!

Vickie Z said...

Whoa....are you the queen of stitching and blending all the perfect elements!!! This is fabulous!!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Love love love this! Gorgeous. hugs

Virginia L. said...

SO creative and original! Love the stitching! Just fabulous!

kasia c. said...

Holy cow!!
Christina this card is incredible. I love it all, the colours, the stitched rays, that fabulous raindrop patterned paper. LOVE it!
You totally rocked this sketch. :)

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