Friday, August 19, 2011

One More Sketch

Last weekend I pulled out a piece of really pretty paper (is there really any other kind?) and decided it went perfectly with So Saffron card stock. Then I looked at it. Then I looked at it some more. Then I showed it to Marianne (of RuffHaven), and she suggested I sit and look at it a little longer, and it would come to me eventually.

It's been almost a week, and when I started pondering my plan to use this sketch from Eat, Sleep, Stamp:

it hit me! BONK! I just made this:

See how that blue/green paper with the yellow feathers goes perfectly with the So Saffron paper? I decided to just use Vanilla as the other elements to not detract from the perfect pairing. I stamped one of my neglected irreverent sentiments (from River City Rubber Works) in black onto vanilla, and cut it with a Nestabilities square - just a boring old square. I cut the longer vanilla strip a bit wider than the square, and ran it through my Big Shot with an embossing folder. Lastly, I ran a line of sticky tape across the bottom of the papers, folded some vanilla taffeta along it, then sewed it down. Done!

I kinda like it.

I have been a lurker at the ESS site for about 142 of the 143 challenges - long time. This may be the first one I've played. Days off can be good for the stampy soul! :)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. duuuuuuuuude! you are SOOOOO the challenge maven now! how awesome is that?! i love♥LOVE♥looooove that peacock paper... and that sentiment is FAB!!!!!!! :) :) :)

  2. OMG Leslie!! Your card couldn't have been more perfect for the day I had today. LOL! Love, love, love this sentiment. So glad you had a chance to play along with this weeks sketch. Your color combo is beautiful too!!


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