Saturday 5 November 2022

Feeling Sketchy at Let's Craft and Create Challenge on the 5th of November, 2022


For this month's challenge at Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog we have the optional theme of

Feeling Sketchy - Use a Sketch

Here is my card:

I searched in all my craft challenge bookmarks for a current sketch - there are a lot of sketch challenges that have closed down, but finally I found Sketch Saturday! So I used the sketch #712 that is current now as I write on the 23rd of October, but I think it will have finished before I post. Not to worry, it is a lovely sketch and I think I will use it for a few other cards!

Here is the sketch:

I just received a bunch of stuff from Simon Says Stamps from Stamptember and one of those items that I fell in love with was the October 2022 Card Kit, which had beautiful sunflower stamps. So I stamped the single sunflower from Sunflower Fields by Simon Says Stamp using Rich Cocoa Memento ink on to one of the Kraft deco tags that came in the kit. I then coloured with the following PrismaColour pencils:
  • sunflower petals - white, canary yellow, cadmium orange hue, orange
  • inside of sunflower - white, mineral orange, burnt ochre
  • leaves and stems - apple green, olive green
I added some twine that came with the Kraft deco tags.

I then die cut a circle of paper from Summer Vibes Paper Pack by La-La Land Crafts using the biggest Stitched Nested Circles die set and the strips of the same paper, but the other side using Stitched Ribbon dies both by La-La Land Crafts.

The sentiment label was die cut from white card stock using Scalloped Sentiment Labels die set also by La-La Land Crafts (the first time I have used this die!) The sentiment from Sunflower Fields was stamped in Nautical Blue Memento ink, which I also used to edge the label.

Here is a photo of the proposed layout before I glued everything, also I was trying to decide whether I used a white card or a Kraft card:

After consultation with my teenage daughter, I have used a Kraft square card from Envelope Solutions.

Here is another photo of the card:

I found inspiration from the Simon Says Stamp DT, who showcased some awesome projects especially Suzy Plantamura who posted five projects using the Sunflower Fields stamp set and as usual, from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes.

I can't wait to use the rest of the October 2022 Card Kit!

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
Let's Craft and Create Challenges are monthly and go live on the 5th of every month and you have until the end of the month to add your creations which can be anything goes plus an optional theme.

There is inspiration from the rest of the Let's Craft and Create DT over on the Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card stash.

Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

  1. Great card and sketch! Thanks for the inspiration, and for linking up at Crafting Happiness Challenges.

    We have a new Bonus challenge going on right now with a chance to win one of 5 little prizes. Stop by and play along. Any type of crafting welcome - paper crafting, sewing, crochet, etc.

    Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs!
    :) Janis