Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Jen's Sketch Challenge 05-11

I'm a little late to the game on this month's SFYTT by Jen Del Muro (Blogger is acting up....still and won't let me post links), but you still have a few days to play! Remember if you participate in the sketch challenge every month, not only do you have a chance to win the monthly prize (providing you use the sponsor's stamps), but you will have the opportunity to win a fantastic prize package at the end of the year. Go to Jen's blog for more details.

For this month's challenge, I made a card for a very crafty friend at work. It is always more challenging to make cards for crafty friends than it is non crafty friends because the non crafty friends are impressed no matter what you do and the crafty friends will always be supportive, but you know that they are noticing the details so you are extra conscious of any mistakes you have made.

I used the lovely (and I DO MEAN LOVELY) Stella and Rose collection from My Mind's Eye. I am seriously in love with this paper and have purchased two different 6x6 pads and may end up purchasing all 4 in time because it is just so gorgeous and the quality of My Mind's Eye papers in unmatched.

Since this sketch has a lot of layers I used plenty of layers, but I also created extra layers by placing cardstock behind the patterned paper and sponged the edges of each layer for additional interest.

The butterfly stamp is one of my favorites from Unity and one that I had never used for some crazy reason! I think I got it so long ago that I kind of forgot about it. I know this never happens to you, so please don't judge me :).

I finished off the card with some MME buttons, which are just so vibrant I couldn't help myself.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy and go and play along if you haven't already!

Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye

Cardstock - The Paper Co, Papertrey Ink, Stampin' Up!
Ink - Clearsnap, Ranger Industries, Papertrey Ink
Stamps - Unity (Image), Hero Arts (Sentiment)
Buttons - My Mind's Eye
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