Sunday, June 3, 2012

OWH sketch 124 - flying by

I have a confession. 


When I was a new cardmaker, and  a new blogger, I would try the sketch challenges and I found them so intimidating. :o  Now, though, I've gained some experience (perseverance - it works!) and every now and then I see a sketch and I think, "oh, I totally know what to do with that one!" This week's sketch at the Stars & Stamps blog was one of those. 


So, here is the sketch and my card:

































I used some very fun papers from the Echo Park summer days collection and my new stamps from Lawn Fawn. I love paper-piecing that little paper airplane!


The background stumped me for a minute. You might have to click and enlarge it to see, but I turned it on the diagonal on my scoreboard and scored it every half inch. It just adds... enough *something* to make it a better card. The yellow was just too plain by itself, but I loved how cheery it is! :)


Thanks SO MUCH for visiting me today! If you follow OWH on FaceBook, go scroll through some posts and find mine from yesterday. I'm giving away some Lawn Fawn stamps as they were an unclaimed prize from the Hop! I'll post a winner tomorrow morning. 


Jen

14 comments:

  1. This is such a cute card with those blue skies and ice cream cones! Those stamps look totally fun, but unfortunately I don't do FB, so hopefully someone will claim them next time!

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  2. love that stamp and sentiment - it will fly into someone's heart when they get it in the mail.

    Barb Housner

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  3. Fun card...I so want that stamp set! Love the yellow airplane the clouds. TFS!!!

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  4. That is such a fun, darling card!! I love that stamp set, which I discovered on a previous OWH blog hop but now I need (want) that paper collection! I love Echo Park. I also love your twine bow! We must have much the same taste, including even both using ice cream cones this week. :)

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  5. Jen, cute card and I love that you scored the paper. Your twine looks great with the ice cream paper.

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  6. Very cheery! The paper-pieced paper airplane is great!

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  7. wowzers.. what a fun card you have created. I really like the choice of the papers you used.. super cute paper plane. thanks for sharing ~ Pam

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  8. Jen -- what a fun card. Someone will be happy to receive this one. The paper plane and sentiment are just perfect. The ice cream cone paper is really cute too.

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  9. So much fun! Thanks for sharing your rationale about scoring the background- it matches your blog background, too!

    I completely agree with you about being intimidated by sketch challenges in the beginning. I'm not sure how long it took me to try my first one, but I know it was several months before I got the courage. Now I can't wait for Sundays!

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  10. Oooh, I recognized this little Lawn Fawn stamp. Just love it and it is super on this scenic card! *smile*

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  11. I keep coming back to this card. I really, really like your color combos, your theme and the bakers twine. Great job!

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  12. So cute, Jen! Love the paper airplane on the cloud paper! I'm glad you got the hang of sketches, aren't they fun? Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

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  13. The paper airplane makes me smile everytime I see it. Very cute card!

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  14. This like a very playful card I like, I'm glad you like doing this challenges cause it shows how much you have learned :)

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