Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday: A Day For Daises

Soooo, it is Wednesday, which means that it is time for another challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, and this week we have a slightly unusual sketch for you, but it was great fun to work with:

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So this week, I must admit, I did struggle a little with my card, but not because of the sketch.  Rather, it was my own fault as I tried to fit too much on a smaller card.  Lesson learned - just use a bigger card.  I have started to use 6x6inch cards, but though that I would try touse up my 5x5 inch cards.

I did manage to fit everything on, but I had to amend my design slightly, and there is not as much of my papers showing as I would like.  Never mind, after my initial panic, I think it actually turned out OK.

To make my card this week, I coloured my image using distress inks and cut it into a square.  Before backing into pink paper I made and attached the curtain.

To do this, I folded a charm square, which I got from an old issue of Simply Homemade, in half and gather stitched the top and middle to make a curtain shape.  I then wrapped some ribbon around the middle and attached the whole thing to the image panel.  I hid the raw edges of the top and bottom by wrapping around the back of the card.

I then layered this panel onto some pink paper, which I in turn layered onto some spotty paper, which I then layered onto another panel of pink paper before attaching to a white blank.
You can tell hubby took this photograph - he tried to make it all arty
To finish, I attached a sentiment to the side, which again was layered onto pink paper.

I actually really like the finished card, and it reminds me of one of my nieces (in her nicer moments) as she is such an animal person.  I think this is why I chose the image in the first place.

I can't wait to see what everyone else does with this sketch this week.



  1. I like having a bigger card too but how do you mail your 6x6 cards? I can never find envies to fit them. Darling image Holly.

    Have a great week.

  2. I know what you mean..I had to juggle my card a bit too. But, it all worked out. Yours turrned out absolutely adorable. sometimes, I have gone to bigger cards too because it just doesn't work out any other way. Have a great week.
    Hugs, Nancy

  3. Hi Holly such a sweet card, and a lovely image. Make me think of looking through a window and the child and her pets on the lounge floor watching TV. Very cute. My cards are 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 and my envelopes are 6 x 6 which work perfectly. Take care wishing you a wonderful week and happy crafting.

  4. How adorable Holly! I love, love, love your image, I must have missed that one! Love your curtain.


  5. What a cute image, love how you made the curtain. Have a super weekend.
    Hugs, Heide

  6. Great job with the sketch, I too struggled with this one, but your curtain turned out great with this adorable image!

    Peace & Luv,

  7. I love your fabric idea for your curtain. Love your sweet colors. Hope you are doing well Arlana


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