Saturday, October 4, 2014

Retro Sketches | Challenge #135

Happy World Card Making Day, crafty friends! I was really hoping to get some cardmaking done in my studio today, but it hasn't happened yet. Too busy getting the house picked up (my laundry pile is out of control!), playing with the kids, taking Jack (unsuccessfully) to three different stores looking for a Minecraft shirt, and a baseball pizza party. Our weekends are always so busy! Tomorrow should be less busy and I have quite a few projects planned. The three new Gossamer Blue collections are calling my name! 

This week's RetroSketches challenge is called "your choice". Head over to the RetroSketches archive, pick a sketch, and create a new card based on that sketch. Sounds like fun, right? I picked sketch #50 to work with:

For my card, I flipped the orientation from vertical to horizontal, and used two stamps sets from Wplus9: Fair Isle and Pretty Poinsettias. I have the matching dies for Pretty Poinsettias, but my top cutting plate has vanished, so I fussy cut the stamped imaged instead. I also fussy cut the leaves. If I can't find my cutting plate tomorrow, I will have to make another trip to Michaels to buy a replacement! 

I used Memento Luxe ink in Gray Flannel, Love Letter, Rhubarb Stalk, and Olive Grove. The sentiment was stamped with Ranger Archival Black ink. Three My Mind's Eye enamel dots in the center of my flower finished off the card.


I hope you can play along with us this week! Thanks for stopping by. :)


Kristie said...

This is so pretty!! Love the stamps & ink colors you used.

Tenia Nelson said...

So pretty!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love your beautiful CAS card Erin!!! What a lovely flower!!!
I love the RS challenges, but I've got a big problem this week (LOL!!!) - how am I going to decide which of the fabulous sketches you guys bring us week after week, am I going to use!!! Hopefully I can make my mind up before cut-off time!!! LOL!!!

Hope your busy weekend was a lovely one and that you're ready for a super week!!!
Greetings from Africa!!