Thursday, June 9, 2011

a sketch challenge

Happy Thursday my friends.  It feels wonderful to have cooler temps today.  It's about 60, so welcome after being in the 90's for the past few days.  Last night we had some thunderstorms and quite a bit of rain.  I have some lavender in pots, waiting to be transplanted in front of my porch (after I dig out the poppies).  To make it easy to water the lavender right now, they are sitting in a couple of old metal dishpans.  This morning, though, I had to empty the pans, since I really didn't want them sitting in that much water.  In other garden notes, my yellow squash and zucchini are already up.  The seed package said 10-14 days & they were popping up after only a week.

Yesterday, was the sketch challenge on SCS.  It was such a simple one, I just knew I wanted to play along.  I made a piece of faux woodgrain by swiping my ink pads down the cardstock (mellow moss, more mustard, creamy caramel, really rust and chocolate chip).  To go along with the wood theme, I pulled out a happy birthday stamp that the letters look like wood.  I think it's a Rubbernecker stamp, but not sure.

Using a bordering blue card base, I glued the smaller piece of woodgrain on, stamped the sentiment, and then added the longer piece of woodgrain.  I used my mat pack plastic guide to add some faux nails and then used a black marker to add a little bit of dimension to the letters.  It's a very simple card and would be so easy to change the paper and sentiment for a completely different look.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a blessed day.


Starla said...

I'm so behind on my days that I never even looked at the sketch challenge! I like your take on it!

seamom said...

Hi, Melody! I have been following your blog for a good while now, but don't think I have ever left a coment.
The SCS sketch challenge screamed to me to use it too, and I am on my 3rd card! It looks like you have changed it up a bit with a wider panel and the longer piece on top. I really like it!
The faux woodgrain is fabulous! I MUST try this technique. And I am just loving the look of the outlined letters. Another gotta try. GREAT card!

Liz said...

I really love this card. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.