Monday, 5 November 2012

A Die For A Sketch - Challenge #6

Hello, my friends!
Today starts a new Sketch Challenge at A Die For A Sketch. I must confess that at first glance this sketch had me a little bit stumped! Then once I pulled out some papers it came together easily. Here's the sketch:

I used a combination of papers and dies. The black paper is actually the pre-embossed Core Impressions paper. Since I wanted solid black, I opted not to sand off the surface and reveal the core color. It has such a lovely texture to it. I used the sheer ribbon across most of the page as one of my strips. It was easy to fit the mini dress form die just where I wanted it on the decorative paper because it's so small. Then I drew from the rose design and added three matching roses in the corner. I added a few pearls and my card was complete! :o)

Materials Used:
Papers: Prima - Romantique 6X6 Paperpad, 
Core Impressions - Graphic 45 - Timeless Collection;
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Curved Rectangles,
Grand Templates - Creative Book Pages Two,
Tim Holtz Alterations Movers & Shapers - Mini Sewing Room;
Ink: Stampin' Up - Calypso Coral;
Ribbon: Celebrate It - Sheer Creations;
Flowers: Recollections - Boutique Fleur Mulberry Paper Mini Roses;
Pearls: Stampin' Up - Jewels Basic Pearls.

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 Pop on over to A Die For A Sketch HERE and take a look at what the rest of the Design Team has made!
 Then make a project, a card, a layout in any size, a gift bag, and link it up by December 4th!
The only rules are to use the sketch and a die...and have lots of fun! 

I hope you all have a wonderful week full of JOY and laughter! :o)


Friday said...

Beautiful Card, Nancy. Love the color, die and design. Great job. TFS... Hugs!!

Tracy said...

How lovely Nancy! The paper you used on the dress form is so beautiful as an accent. Great job with the sketch. It is a toughy. :-) Hugs!

Susan M said...

Beautiful Nancy ! Really sophisticated! The dress form is wonderful cut out with patterned paper and the ribbon and bow are just gorgeous!I think I am nearly ready to unpack my craft things,have to get them out of the garage soon in this weather or I will have to use de-icer on my cuttlebug!

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful take on the sketch my Friend!
I could see how that would have stumped you at first.


Angie B├Ąchi said...

Hi dear Nancy :)
I'm so amazed by beeing a Guest Designer over at A Die For A Sketch. And It's such a wonderfull card you've created following this great Sketch. Had to get my creativity flow first too... but then I jumped into it, using it in a rotated version :) But I'd really love your interpretation :) That's the most fantastic thing about beeing creative... each one is so unique! You are unique... in a very fantastic way! ... and uniquely gifted.
The Lord may bless you deary :)

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card Nancy which you are so good at producing :) Love the background paper you used and your interpretation of the sketch.
Love and hugs
Lynn xx

Holly said...

Okay, I'll take this one! Me loves dress forms and roses! =0)
hope you are enjoying all that fluffy white snow! (there's still snow, right? It was 70 today. =0()

Ilonka said...

Whow your card is so lovely. And I love the mini dresser.

Kind regrads Ilonka

Jennifer said...

Nancy, this is so elegant and vintage all wrapped up together with your delicate sheer ribbon! Very lovely!

Geri said...

Oooo, I love this, Nancy! I really love the rich colors of the florals on the dress form. They look gorgeous against the black! And the little matching roses in the corner...PERFECTLY pretty!!!

Gemiel said...

What a wonderful take on the sketch. Love the embossed cardstock and cutting the dress form out of patterned paper makes it look so elegant.

Cindy Haffner said...


Anonymous said...

What a lovely card! The black makes the dress form pop.

There's enough room on the card face for a sentiment. Fantastic idea for one of those cards you don't have earmarked for any particular greeting.

Love this sketch idea and your treatment of it is "Fabulous Darling" :D

Love you - Leslie

Jonia said...

WOW Nancy, what a beauty. I love what you did with this sketch. Now I need to feel better so I can work on a card for it.

Embellishments said...

I love how you interpret this sketch because honestly, I looked at it and I was stumped too lol... simplicity and elegance.
Hugs, Steff