Saturday, June 7, 2014

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #313

Recipe for trouble:  Take a lovely sketch, print a cute image too big to fit the sketch and color it before thinking about the overall card!

Yikes!  I think I spent more time trying to fix the problem I created than it would have taken me to color a whole new image in a smaller size!  I started with a horizontal A2 card and thought I could make it work.  I monkeyed around and adapted the sketch a bit (Sorry, Alex!), but it just didn't fit. Back to the drawing board (at about 11:30 p.m.- on a work night) and start over with a bigger card base.  The trouble was, I needed a 12x12 piece of plain cardstock (which I don't have in great supply).  Obviously I got the card done, and the good news is I have a nice A2 card back with sweet little trees as a background waiting to be used for a future card.  I'm sure we all have stories like this!

Anyway, Alex is our lovely sketch designer this week for Sketch Saturday.  Sassy Cheryl Stamps is the sponsor.  This is her sweet image, Freedom, featuring her character named Noah.  Stop by the blog to see how successfully the other DT members were using the sketch for their cards!
Challenges Entered:
Crazy 4 Challenges 239:  Man Made/
Crafty Fingers #38 - AG


  1. Love your card Cathy. Such a cute image and love the sequins. Hugs Deb

  2. Fab colouring and fab colours and I love how you used the clips instead of banners. Hugs, Lesley

  3. Cute, Cathy. After all that time at least you got a great card out of the deal! I've done that before and then had just a so-so card. Not fun. The chevron background is perfect for your image.

  4. Fun card and colors! :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

  5. What a funny story about your work on this card... you're right... I guess all of as have stories like this in our mind LOL. Your card is fantastic.. love your colouring and how you turned the sketch!

  6. This is so cute Cathy - love all the little sequins dotted around. Your recipe for trouble is one of my regulars! I don't have a printer at home so use the one at work and I'm forever printing images too big to use for the sketch! Always a pain when I do my cards at the weekend and can't get back into school until Monday to redo them!

    Hugs, Vannessa x


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