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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Challenge #90 - Feeling Sketchy

So, this week we're asking you to "Feel Sketchy" and use this sketch to inspire you:


Jana here: I have been neglecting my scrapbooking for well over a year. I figured it was time for me to jump back into it. So I though I would translate the sketch into a layout. My girls were looking through some old photos the other day and were giggling at the pictures we had taken during a Luau we had in 2002. It was supposed to have been an outdoor party, but it rained that day, so we had to party indoors. It really didn't hamper the festivities any, as shown in the pictures below.

I also needed to make a Christmas card for the JINGLE BELLES challenge, and this sketch seemed like a perfect way to showcase my "NO RED" Christmas card. (That's the challenge this week over there.)


Rosemary here and I did a card and a layout as well - but as you will see, this is a very versatile sketch because my two items are actually very different than Jana's!

First up is an Asian-themed thank you card that I made  - the dragon is a stamp that I used on melted UTEE.  Very easy to do, melt UTEE, pour a little onto a craft sheet and press your rubber stamp (make sure the rubber stamp has embossing ink on it, makes it much easier to remove) into the UTEE.  Allow it to cool, peel away the rubber stamp, and VOILA!  Not too heavy either, this was simply glued onto the card front..

My other project is a simple layout for my father-in-law's birthday from last weekend.  I'm trying to make a layout for each month so that I might actually have photos residing somewhere other than my hard drive.


Remember that you're not limited to a card - this could be an ATC, a layout, a home decor project, and so on!

So, let's see how sketchy you feel this week!


Deanna Cosgrove said...

These are all just fab ladies. Love that you are trying to fit in some scrapbooking---don't we all just need to get back to some of that....

Love the dragon card too!! Very cool.

Hope it's not too late to post for last week. Am adding the finishing touches in a bit.

Yvonne said...

Here is my entry.

Chat Noir said...

What's UTEE? I love the look of it, and I love the dragon stamp. Work is settling down from the mad start to the school year so I just might be able to play.......

Rosemary said...

UTEE is ultra thick embossing enamel and you melt it in this little heat pan. It's fun, I wanted to use it to make a pendant piece but it didn't work with the stamp.

Scrappy said...

ooh! Great Sketch! Just added it to my to do list!

I LOVE Rosemary's Asian Inspired card! Might *need* to CASE that super cool embellie too! :) Thanks for sharing girls!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Yay, I made it this week! Love the sketch and the inspiration pieces are fab :)

Lori said...

Love this sketch, guys, great challenge!

2pDesigns said...

Love that oriental me ideas to use some of the papers that I have had for a while (& keep putting away - too good to use)
and I do need to get back into my scrapbooking.


Electra said...

Mine is done, tra la la!
and it's a card, tra la la!
Thanks for pushing me out of my confort zone. It didn't hurt as much as I thought it would.