Saturday, May 15, 2010

Fun Sketch Challenge to Play Along With

I hopped on over to Card Patterns Weekly Sketch Challenge to see what fun things they had in store for the weekend. It looked like fun, so I decided to make a card.

I was digging through my demo box looking for inspiration, and found a cornocupia transparency that I had already glittered up and had semi finished. I know... fall is six months away! But would you believe that I am already illustrating Halloween and Fall right now? So, I have already been in the mood for cooler weather and the turning of the leaves. Although, living in AZ, you do have to travel a bit to see the leaves changing.

To make this card. I first colored the transparency with copic markers (working on the back side). Once colored, I pulled out my clear drying glue and applied to the back side of the transparency over what I had colored with the markers. Next, I sprinkled silver glitter over the glue, set aside and let dry.

Once dry, I mounted to a piece of paper that had been distressed. I then layered onto green and tan card stocks as shown.

I used the colors of the transparency as my color guide for the rest of the card. I pulled out red mulberry, and sage papers to punch the little leaves and flowers.

I layered all elements onto leaf patterned paper and finished with a mulberry ribbon, buttons and a paper flower, and stamped "Thinking of You" at the bottom.


  1. This is one awesome card. Love all the details, colors, and your creative style on this challenge.

  2. Those leaves used as scallops are fabulous! The colors are great too!

  3. This is really cute! I love those leaves you added.

  4. I like how you used the leaves for the scallops in the sketch. Great job.