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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

My First Sketch Challenge!

Happy Wednesday! I've participated in my FIRST sketch challenge today and I'm kind of excited about it! There is a new blog called 2 Sketches 4 You and they post a new sketch every Monday. Your challenge is to come up with a card following their sketch design. The designers, Kazan Clark and Laura Davis created the blog, and boy are they talented! Then on Sunday, they pick the "Card of the Week" and that person wins that week's prize. Below is
this weeks sketch:

So again, the idea is to come up with a card using the above sketch as a guide. My "attempt" is below:

I did the multiple layers as suggested by the sketch, with the scalloped edges for one of the matted features. I love to do black and white cards with one accent color. I used a printed paper for the scalloped edge and then used the same printed paper for the top panel. I stamped the floral image on the rectangle feature of the card and then embossed it with black embossing powder. I then stamped two more heads of the flower image, embossed them and cut them out. I distressed the white paper with some black ink, stamped the butterfly and embossed it in red, and added the bling. I used foam squares to attach the stamped rectangle so that it pops off the card. So, there you have it ~ my first attempt at a challenge! It was a lot of fun to do, and I look forward to the next challenge for next week. By the way, this sketch was done by Kazan, and next week the sketch will be done by Laura.


Thanks for checking in! As always, I'll be dropping in on your blogs as well. Good luck to all who entered this week! Oh, and don't forget to scroll down to see my "Picture of the Week". It is really a special one this week. I took the boys to a local park this week, and on the path in front of us stood this beautiful baby Robin. It never moved as we approached, and I walked right up to it! It just stood there looking at us as if it was saying "Please don't let those big hairy things eat me!" As you can see in the picture, Shotsy laid down by it and his front paw was two inches from it. Shotsy acted really concerned about it as if he wanted to try to protect it (he is sensitive that way). I had to hold Gunther back because he was drooling thinking to himself "Mmmmm chicken!" (he is such the dog!). Finally, the mother came back and was doing her worried chirping, and in an instant, the little thing shot up in the air and into the tree with his Mom! I was so shocked! I didn't think it could fly and poof, it was out of there like a rocket! What a cool experience it was, and I am so glad I got the picture! Hope you enjoy it!


Best,


Curt

22 comments:

Allison said...

This is great...love the drama of the color palette!

kath said...

Hi Curt
Welcome to the world of challenges
I love your card - my favourite black, white and one accent colour.
In fact, you've chosen the same colours as me this week.

Kazan Clark said...

Gorgeous card Curt. Black is kinda my thing - you will see :) So glad you played with us this week -can't wait to see what you do next with Laura's sketch
Hugs
Kazan

moralia said...

Beautiful card! Love the light distressing on it.. subtle, but really makes the card! Love it! :)

Tammy said...

Love your card Curt!

Julie Koerber said...

Are you sure you're a beginner at this "sketch thing??" Great card! You know I love that black and white contrast! I also laughed at your picture with the robin. That is too neat for words. You go little robin!! :-) Have a great rest of the week!

The Rubber Maid said...

What a great job on the sketch challenge.And the competition keeps getting better all the time. You go guy! Love Shotsey and the little bird how cute that is. I was without power for the last 5 days so I am so behind. Take care. Pat

2 Sketches 4 You said...

Simply stunning!!!
Thanks for playing at 2 Sketches 4 You!
Laura

2 Sketches 4 You said...

Awwww, Curt I just saw your Pic of the week!! Darling:)
I cant believe you caught that pic! I love it.
Laura

Janine said...

Beautiful card Curt... Have a great weekend.

Jan Scholl said...

Hi Curt. I saw the shout out at Pieces of Me with Jen and had to come look and I see comments from some of my buds. I did a bunch of black and white with a tad of red a while back, too. I love the look.

I am adding your blog into my Reader under Friends and Family listing, which is where I put the fun blogs!

Congrats on your long and happy relationship! I wish you many more-and give those doggies a high five from my crazy pups!

Scossie Jane said...

Love your card, favourite so far (takes AGES to scroll through all the entries, I might enter one day) meantime...that photograph is awesome, right place, right time, AND camera ready, perfect

Leah said...

love the bling!!! fab card, Curt!!!! IT ROCKS!!!!!!!

Flossie's Follies said...

What a great card, love your photo of the robin great story

Gina Wrona said...

Hi Curt,

Whaaaaaaaaaatssssssssssup?

Jen told me to say that.

Very nice card & slide shows of pics.

Gina

Em said...

So pretty, the colours are just gorgeous.

DeeDee said...

Hello there Curt!!! Your card is GREAT....one of my favorite color combos!!! I LOVE your pic of the week....how awesome is that?

Lea L. said...

Such a pretty card! I love that you fit the sketch to the size you wanted the card to be!! Great job with it!

~Lea

Judy said...

Wow, Curt...love your card and your pic of the week is priceless.

Lisa642 said...

Fantastic card, love teh B&W design. Love your blog too.

Peet said...

This is great, love your card, Curt!!!!
and wow...I love your pic of the week!

Dee Jackson said...

Hi Curt! This card is awesome. I love the black and white with a touch of red! Very elegant.
Dee Jackson