Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Sketch Challenge......woohoo!

Hello, and welcome!

You're very lucky to see me.....I've been thinkin' it was MONDAY today....probably because our grandkiddles went back to school....hahaaa!

Of course it is actually TUESDAY, so that means it's time for a lovely-jubbly challenge at

This week, we have a


... please use this simple sketch as a map for your card creation.

Feel free to stretch it, flip it as you see fit, as long as your end creation layout resembles this original basic sketch... (the text used is only to identify the sketch!) And of course you're free to use any embellishments you wish! Have fun!

As this is a sketch challenge, the theme for your card is completely open.

Our sponsor this week is Beccy's Place.  We're thrilled to have her beautiful hand drawn images grace our pages ... they are created by Beccy Muir...
Beccy's Place is offering our randomly drawn prize winner their choice of three images from the Beccy's Place collection!

I chose to play with the gorgeous.....and very cute......Owl Trio

These little fellas make me smile.....so very sweet, don't you think?
I wanted to stay close to the original sketch.....okay, I was in a hurry, ha......so kept it simple.......white card base with a background layer of textured creamy yellow card.  I used more scraps from the ever-increasing scrap mountain....still haven't figured out the logistics of how it gets bigger instead of smaller......

I pricked holes around the edge of the cream card, fully intending to hand-sew, but then decided that I quite liked it with just the holes.  I really love this sentiment from Proverbs.....this card is meant for a very dear friend of mine, and this scripture sums up how I feel about her......it's printed onto more scrap card and inked around the edges.....

I coloured the guys with Promarkers and added some flecks of white with a white gel pen.....they just crack me up....hahaaa!
I chalked a little blue around the image and used a Fiskar's rectangle template to frame it.  The frame was just a teeny bit too small, so I cut around the leaves and let them overhang.....I like it!
The flowers are from my stash....I think they are probably from Prima....and added a heart button and some toning Card Candi......

To keep in line with the sketch, I added a couple of pieces of baker's twine underneath the sentiment.  I thought this card might look a little masculine, given the colours of the papers and my choice of Promarkers, but I think the flowers soften the overall effect.  What do you think?
Our Design Team got to play with some really lovely images, so why not take a peek at their creations?

Would love to see you join in our challenge this time.....and don't forget your "twist of faith"....an uplifting scripture, quote or sentiment.

Anne-Marie x

http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/  Warm & Fuzzies/Textures (my paper scraps and flowers and buttons)


  1. I haven't known what day it is since Christmas,I don't know weather I am coming or going. Beautiful card,lovely image and colours.xxx

  2. My days of the week are ALWAYS messed up around the holidays! I think your card is lovely, and I agree that the flowers do a fabu job of softening the masculine colors.

  3. This is gorgeous Anne-Marie. I love those cute owls and you have coloured them so beautifully. The papers and details all work so well together.
    Hugs Sue

  4. adorable card Anne-Marie, totally love it :) YOu did an awesome job as always

  5. Hi Anne-Marie - I love your card. Fab image (and the leaves look perfect hanging off the edge) and a great layout. Thanks for sharing your card at Lexi's Creations this time in our "Anything Goes" challenge.
    Helen x (DT)

  6. What a fabulous card you have created, just love those owls they are adorable. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  7. G'day Anne-Marie, if the computer didn't have that little clock down in the corner for me to click on occasionally I wouldn't even know what month I was in. *Laughs* Your little trio of owls look so so cute and I adore the idea of letting the leaves overhang. Beautiful card!
    Thank you for sharing your card with us at Lady Anne's Challenges (Nana Vic's). We hope to see your wonderful art work next time. *Hugs*

  8. Hi Ann-Marie, Love your take on the sketch.. Such cute owls, great design & colours... Hugs May x x x

  9. love it! i just got the SU owl punch and have done NOTHING with it... yet.

    ur too funny. i will say this.. the recipes work from PINTEREST.. and i don't cook. but those crockpot recipes..are yummy. watch out PAULA DEEN - LOL.

    hugs :)

  10. This is so cute!! I just got a really cute owl digi so I will be CASE-ing this card!!

  11. Oh this is so sweet, Anne-Marie! I love the row of flowers!

  12. I'm having an "off" week myself, so am behind in visiting and commenting. I really like what you've done with this cute image. Very creative, as usual, and super, super card.

  13. Lovely card Anne, I don't see your Tip here? to be eligible for the Tip Prize you need to Highlight your Top Tip here so we can easily see it... Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  14. Lovely Card Anne-Marie - and I am happy you got the SNOW you wanted! Come visit my site - I made a card and dedicated it just to you! I hope you are doing the Happy Dance in the SNOW! Enjoy your day!


  15. Such a sweet, sweet card. Cute owls & I love the Scripture!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out challenges. We hope to see you again.
    Huggies ~

  16. Oh, I love your owls and the way the branch extends over the frame! The earthy colors are great for either a masculine or feminine style, but I agree, the flowers do make it a bit more 'girly'. Wonderful card!!

  17. Gorgeous card honey. I love the owl trio.
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for Top Tip Tuesday.

  18. What an adorable group of owls!

    Thanks for joining us at Lady Annes (Nana Vic's) and I hope we see you again soon!