Since I spent the day with the family, I tried to wake up early to get this week's Sketch for You to Try card done. I am in love with this sketch. I know I say it every week, but they are always so much fun and I hope that you will all get a chance to play. If you do, please leave me a comment with a link to your blog so that I can check it out! It is always so fun to see other people's interpretation of the sketch.
I decided to use some Papertrey goodness on this card. Everything is Papertrey Ink, except for the distress ink, prismacolor marker and linen thread. I started off by choosing my stamps and colors. Of course I had to use the Green Tea Leaves pattern paper to coordinate with the Tea For Two stamp set. I also stamped the tea pot image using the 2008 Bitty Dot Basics pattern paper for some interest. I didn't want the tea pot to look flat, so I stamped the outline image once onto the focal piece and then again using the pattern paper. I shadowed it using my Wheat prismacolor marker for depth. Once I was done, I was wishing that the tea pot was a smidgy bit higher, but it was done and I was done! LOL! I may experiment with a few options to *fill* the space.
I added a little bit of machine stitching, which was done with a shorter stitch length than usual. I find that when I am sewing around smaller pieces of paper a shorter stitch length looks nicer. I finished the card off with some Smokey green stripes ribbon from the Ribbon Couture collection. I thought it was the perfect finishing touch.
You won't want to miss the other SFYTT designers.
Jen Del Muro and Regina
Susan Liles and Amy Sheffer
I hope you all get a chance to play along this week!
Thanks for fluttering by!!!