Sunday, July 7, 2013

OWH Sketch #180

Today I played the current OWH sketch challenge:

which, of course, I turned on its ear:

and made this:

(sorry about the glare)

This card was driven by that white sticky note grid-patterned thing with the tandem bike on it. It's from a set of notes I picked up a few moths ago, and I selected it as my victim for this sketch. I thought it would be perfect as one of the two rectangles.

Then I chose the (gah) pink polka dot paper from a pack of Simple Stories papers. The cool thing about these papers is they come with sheets of things you'd use for scrapbooking or Project Life, which I don't do, but that never stopped me from buying anything. I usually just don't use those pages. However, this worked perfectly for me today.

I thought the tandem bike and the Together at the top of the faux BINGO card were pushing me to a "You & Me" theme, so I spent some time flipping through my sentiments until I realized I didn't have a "You & Me" or anything close that would fit on that tiny piece of paper. I needed to get creative.

Enter: the sheet of sticky words I have that I've never used. It had a You and an &, but no Me. But it did have the word Shimmer, which I know I'll never use, and Shimmer has the ME combination, so ... WIN!

The tandem bicycle sticky thing came with a handsome scalloped bottom edge, but I wanted it shorter, so I used a punch to shorten it. Not feeling the love there.

Overall, I do like the card, though, and I'm happy with my stampy day. Now I need to go be domestic for a while.

Thanks for stopping by!

Products used: SU scallop punch, Martha Stewart Confetti Heart punch, and:


  1. I love your interpretation of the sketch. The tandem bike and the sentiment bingo card work perfectly together.

  2. I'm always a fan of polka dots and think how you used the scrapbooking elements was really clever! Like you, I usually skip those pages, in the paper packs, but you really made them work!

  3. This is a wonderful card. I like the way you used those little scrapbooking parts and the letters.

  4. Love your colors, and how you turned the sketch!

  5. Love how you turned the sketch and used some pre-made elements for the rectangles. I have some Simple Stories pads and those little tags/elements are so cute but difficult to get onto cards! Love your idea - I'll definitely be checking out my stash!

  6. Super fun the Bingo card! tfs!!!


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