Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sketchy Saturday

This afternoon I decided to cull the Heaplet and UFO piles and do some of the sketches I've been printing out and not doing.

First, MFT Weekly Sketch 3:

And my take on it:

Don't you just love that image? I usually don't go for the skinny peeps, but this set from MFT was just too cute. I'd intended to make 4 of these, but, well, I made one and used the parts for the other three for other sketches.

The DSP is from the UFO pile.

The next sketch in my pile was Card Positioning Systems 201:

And my take:

Same papers as before. I am very proud that I used a piece of the white velvet scallop ribbon in my stash as the scallop element. Very proud.

I had parts for two more cards, so I made this up all by myself (I DID!):

I made two of this one. AND, I disappeared a good part of that paper, too. (yay, me.)

The next sketch was FTL123 from Clean & Simple:

And mine:

More DSP from the UFO pile - you KNOW how old this SU paper is, right? At least 2 years. BUT, I used one of my MFT Die-namics for the scallop, my new (to me) PTI flower dies and some felt I've had for some time, and another sentiment from my PTI Daily Designs Sentiments set.

Last(ly), I used this sketch from MFT:

and made this:

This paper is REALLY old. Sage Shadow is the whole reason I even found out about SU lo these many years ago, and they had the nerve to retire it! But that's okay. I hoarded it.

The doily thingie is my new MFT Die-namics die. The center circle was cut using one of my new PTI dies, and I stamped a script background stamp (I had put it away and couldn't find it!) on it with Sage Shadow ink. The bird was stamped with Sage Shadow on Very Vanilla and punched out with the SU bird punch, and the branch is from the same punch - it's the reverse side of that striped paper. Cool, huh?

I opted for no sentiment, partly because I couldn't figure out where to put one, and partly because people like to buy cards that aren't for any particular occasion, so this is a win-win for me. :)

That's it! I call it quits for tonight and shall perhaps go back in for more tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Okay. Wow! You make a zillion cards to my measly one. Maybe fussy is bad. :(

    Your cards are soooo cool! Love your take on all the sketches. Very fun to see someone else's spin on a sketch and what they "see". Awesome!

  2. So cute! I really (really) love your sage birdie. :)

  3. What a busy little stamper you have been! Your cards are genius! I too. love the sage shadow card. Not bright enough to hoard this color before it retired - pooh!

  4. hmmmm..
    ....should I get that doily die?????

  5. Hey- are you selling that little sage birdie card? 'Cause I love him. And I'd like to buy him to frame with my birdie collection...


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