Saturday, April 25, 2015

Thanks CASe this sketch

Hello all! I was really intrigued with this weeks sketch over at CAS(e) this sketch and tried to do it justice.  Here is what I came up with after many failed attempts.

I started with the "off the grid" back ground stamp from Stampin Up! I used weathered wood distress ink to stamp it and then went over it with a blending tool. Added some scattered straw using a blending tool so that it had a bit more dimension and a pop of color.

The "thanks" sentiment comes from Simon Says Stamp thanks set and is stamped in MFT colorbox black ink. I did end up using some clear embossing powder over it and heat set it.

Flowers are from the Oriental Trading Company that I've had in my stash forever. Added some green leaves using a Martha Stewart punch and the yellow button from American Crafts and called this done.

Like I said, this sketch gave me fits - I just wasn't happy with a lot of the first and second drafts I started with. Ended up changing the background stamp a few times. Well, it was sort of fun playing around but I sure wasted a lot of paper - sigh!

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Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm sorry you had many failed attempts, Laurie, but I'm glad you carried on because this one certainly does do it justice!! I love it! Enjoy the weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

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Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty! I love your take on the sketch!