Monday, March 22, 2010

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Challenge

Here's my entry for Everything but the Kitchen Sink's sketch challenge. I guess I do better with sketch challenges than color challenges. I am a new fan of Papertrey Ink, and as of right now, I own lots of cardstock and buttons but very few ribbons and no inks yet. I had to do some improvising. Stampin' Up's soft sky is similar to Papertrey's aqua mist. After making that ginormous house card, I knew I wanted something small. A 3 x 6 card. Checkbook size. First I made the soft sky card. Then I trimmed Papertrey's vintage cream to 2 3/4 x 5 3/4. Anyone who knows my stamping history well, I detest wheel stamps. Detest them because I never get them straight and muck them up any way I know how. Well, TA DA! Stampin' Up's Friendly Words wheel in SU! Creamy Caramel was amazing for me - the first time! I really wanted it to be a focal point since I did so well at getting it straight! I followed up with PTI's Blooming Button Bits, and three aqua mist buttons from PTI's Holiday Vintage Button Mix. Using this type of thread has been tricky for me (even after following Dawn McVey's blog tips), so I have found a floss threader is the easiest way for me to get these buttons threaded. I used SU! scallop border edge to make a kraft scallop border to complete the sketch. Supplies: SU! Soft Sky cardstock (retired color); Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream cardstock; SU! Friendly Words Wheel; Papertrey Ink Blooming Button Bits; SU! Soft Sky ink and creamy caramel ink; Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist buttons, twine (unknown); Making Memories silver brads, SU! scallop border edge punch, SU! mat pack for paper piercing


  1. Oh this is so pretty! I love the colors too! Thanks for playing along!

  2. So pretty! I love the color combo! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)


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