Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sketch For You To Try

I'm barely squeezing in my Sketch for You to Try card before the deadline... Tonight! I've had this sketch saved on my desktop for the entire month, determined to play along. After all, how often does a sketch come along with all squared corners?! I finally had the chance to play along this morning.

Thank goodness for a glorious day off from everything. I literally have no where to be, no one to see, nothing that has to be done, all day today! I can't remember the last time I had a true "day off."

I pulled out some of my MME Stella & Rose Hazel dp for this card, matching a few odd colors. The inspiration launching point was actually that green piece of dp, and the rest were in the mix, so I figured they would work. :)

I stamped a flower from Feel the Sun twice, colored it with copics, and popped up the middle of the flower. A little button on top finished it off as well as gave it a little more height. Since this smaller flower didn't have any leaves (and it needed them on this card), I die cut some leaves from my SU branch die. A few pink jewels down in the corner finished the element of "pink" three.

This card also meets the requirements for this month's Diva Dare over on the Verve blog! Yay! The dare is "April Showers Bring May Flowers. I used a few Verve stamps on this card, including one of my favorite flowers!

The roomie and I are off to go see "Water for Elephants" this evening, and I'm so excited! I read this book several years ago after my mom gave it to me. It truly has the BEST ending of any book I have read. It really was perfect. I'm hoping that the movie doesn't change that element. The book club went and saw it on Monday of this last week, but I wasn't able to make it. Thank goodness I made the roomie read the book a few weeks ago in preparation for the movie's release. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps- Verve: Feel the Sun
Paper- Basic Gray, Vintage White, Simply Chartreuse, MME Stella & Rose Hazel dp
Ink- Basic Gray, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories- button, twine, jewels, copics, dimensionals, Sizzix branch die


  1. This is fabulous and I'm glad you got to enjoy all the squared elements of the sketch ;) Great colours and mix of DPs. Fabulously coloured flower too! I have had my eye on that book for some time now as well as the movie. You'll have to let me know what it's like and whether it's worth seeing or to just the book.

  2. Gorgeous take on the sketch, Kristina! Love your beautiful paper and color combo! Hope you enjoyed the movie!

  3. Oh, this is just beautiful, Kristina! Love the pink and green combo. I hope the movie was good. I thoroughly enjoyed the book!

  4. Gorgeous paper and that layered flower with the button is just the sweetest! I've heard fabulous reviews of that book and the movie...I need to track down a copy of it! So glad to hear you had a fun, do anything you like day...those are the best!

  5. Gorgeous Kristina! Those papers look fabulous together, the perfect mix of colors! And that flower is so striking against the background! Super job with Jen's sketch, too!

  6. I loooooooove that sketch and I love your take on it. Beautiful choice of DSP! I saw your card in the sea of entries for the Verve Diva Dare challenge and your card popped rght out at me. Had to make my way over to your blog to give you kudos!