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Friday, February 4, 2011

H2H Sketch Challenge

Over at H2H we have been given a sketch challenge for this week.  And yes, I am running a bit late in getting my project posted, but I was being extremely indecisive in what I wanted to create.  Alas, my brain was finally able to produce something.  Below is the sketch provided by H2H.

I rotated the sketch so the circles are along the bottom.

I used the pattern paper from the CTMH Bliss paper pack and the January Stamp of the Month for my project. I stamped the dress form stamp onto Bamboo Cardstock using Desert Sand Ink.

I used my water brush directly on the Desert Sand Ink pad to pick up the color and then "painted" around the entire image.  It makes it look very aged, like it was cut from an old advertisement in a newspaper. The water brush did make my cardstock warp some, but that is the look I was going for.

I used Spellbinders dies to cut the scalloped circles from cork, the regular circles from Bliss patterned paper and hearts from felt.  I attached CTMH chocolate buttons using chocolate baker's twine and also used the twine to attach the "Love" sentiment (also from the January SOTM).  The sentiment is stamped onto a tag shaped piece of chipboard that CTMH made years ago.


Paper:  Colonial White and Bamboo cardstock, Bliss patterned papers.

Inks:  Desert Sand and Chocolate

Stamps:  Find Your Style (D1452)

Embellishments:  Chocolate buttons, chocolate baker's twine, chipboard tag

Tools:  Spellbinders Nestabilities -scallop circle, plain circle, heart and Cuttlebug

Misc:  Fine Linen felt from Papertrey Ink and cork from my own stash.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I just adore the vintage vibe of this with bliss (I am pretty sure that I will be buyin' some of this one!). Such a pretty card!

  2. This is very nicely done. I really like it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love your card. It has such a beautiful, old fashioned feel to it. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at H2H! *Ü*

  4. Love what you did with the sketch, great vintage feel to this! Thanks for playing along at H2H!

  5. Shari - I loved this when I saw it on the artwork board! Wonderfully vintagey. Thanks for joining us on H2H this week :o)

  6. Wow!!! This is a great card... I'm adding it to my scraplift pile

  7. Love your card! The vintage look is beautiful and looks really great with the Bliss paper!

  8. Hi Shari!
    I think I'm loving the Bliss paper now. This is really pretty. Thank you for sharing with us at H2H, can't wait to see what you create for next weeks challenge!

  9. Very elegant card! Love all the details. Great card!

  10. This is awesome, fabulous job with this sketch, and these papers.

  11. Congratulations for making the Top card in February at H2H!!! Well deserved!


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