Many of you have enjoyed the challenges that Mary over at CARDZ-TV has hostessed for many years. It was always a fun place to get inspired and show off our creations.....and she was always so generous with her lovely Cardz-TV stamp prizes! The challenges have sadly (for us) come to an end, but Mary has started something else on her blog: Sketch Saturday. It's not a challenge for prizes or anything, but she shares a video using one of her fabulous sketches (she has a ton of them!!).
I got inspired to use the one she showcased last weekend. I pulled out my bag of "blue/green family" scraps and selected several pieces from 5 or 6 coordinating patterned papers to use. I took a few liberties with the sketch to better fit with the scraps I was using. Sketches, after all, are inspiration launching points!
Measure-measure, slice-slice, glue-glue.....before I knew it, I had 13 cards that were all the same....yet a bit different. I give a lot of cards and card sets to friends for them to use. These will be perfect for that.
I used a lovely new die my crafty pal Karen Ladd sent me for Christmas. (THANKS, Karen!!) Love this die so much!! I ran out of the flowers I had started using and pulled another kind of flower out that was in coordinating colors. Then I ran out of those, too. (Hey, did you hear that....."ran out" means I am actually using things up!!!...Yay!!) So I scrounged around and found some butterflies to use. I also ran out of the glitter cardstock I was using for the sentiment die cut so I used a different color....which I didn't like as well, but it is okay.
Here's a shot of all 13 of my cards! I know you can't see any detail. I think you can click on the image and enlarge it if you wish. Sorry for the shadow....Old Lady Photographer, here! lol...
Supplies used include:
Diamond Press - Pray Always Die (247175)
Assorted Scraps of Patterned Paper from stash
Hope you enjoyed seeing the batch of cards I cooked up using Mary's lovely sketch! If you enjoy sketches, be sure to watch for her next one on Saturday at her blog, CARDZ-TV.
Thank you for stopping by today! Stay safe and warm!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #525 -526
2. Crafty Hazelnut's January Patterned Paper Challenge
3. Creative Fingers Challenge #222 - AG
4. NBUS Challenge #34 - Use NBUS (the sentiment die was NBUS)
5. Ally's Angels challenge #54 - AG
6. DL.ART January Linky Party
7. Hero Arts Stay Crafty Challenge #30 - Use Circles (I used polka-dot patterned paper)
8. Double Trouble Challenge #100 - Warm & Cozy Layer Up (I used Thing 1: Layers + Die, Thing 3: Prayer is my "Warm and Cozy", esp when I am troubled!)