Sunday, February 4, 2018

New Sketch at Catch the Bug

     Every other Sunday, Catch the Bug has a new sketch in their "Stella Says Sketch" challenge.  Since I'm a Guest Designer with them this month, and since I love sketches, I jumped right in and used the sketch which starts today.  Of course, I had to use my favorite color - purple - and make something that shouts "Spring!"

Here's the sketch.  

     I printed the image ("5 Flowers") twice and colored both of them with ProMarkers.  Because I needed three "inchies" squares for the sketch, I cut the two end flowers off one of my printed/colored images and cut the center flower out of the other one.  That way, I could lay them out and mat them with dark purple CS.

     For the background papers, I chose one with flowery paisleys (DCWV) and a leftover scrap of hand bleached CS.  I did that myself many months ago using a Q-Tip and dabbing it onto a saucer of bleach and then onto the CS.  Time consuming but since I save every unused scrap of it, easy to grab out of the stash as needed.

     I added grosgrain ribbon which is stitched with pink embroidery floss.  I love real stitching but rarely have the time to do it so I end up being happy with hand-drawn stitches.  But this time, those are real stitches!

     Finally, I added the lilac satin bow (it was white but I 'dyed' it with my ProMarkers.)  The sentiment (Is It Spring Yet?) somehow says it all.  :-D

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    Thanks for visiting and Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


  1. Congratulations on your GDT gig, Connie! What fun to enjoy those zany images and in such bold color choices, too! Your take on the sketch is marvelous. Thanks for the tip of coloring the satin ribbon with markers! Wonderful creation! hugs, de

  2. Hi Connie this is a stunning card. I love the design. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Oh, I wish it was Spring. Hopefully it will be soon. Love your beautiful card and it looks wonderful in all that purple!

  4. This is gorgeous Connie, I do so wish it was spring too! I am fed up with winter now.
    Linda xxx

  5. Gorgeous card beautiful Spring colours.
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  6. A lovely card!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

  7. Wauw Love the purple colour ! Thank you for participating in our week 5 Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday. Creative regards, Gina

  8. Beautiful elegant card,love the purple color as main..Thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY challenge this week,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  9. Congratulations for you GDT !!
    Love your card!!!! All The colours are perfect for this design !!
    So beutiful!! A wonderful creation and s great design !!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at
    Through The Craft Room Door
    this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Cicci
    DT member at TTCRD
    Cicci With The Pen {Welcome to follow my blog}

  10. Wonderful project! Thank you so much for playing along at Penny's Challenges.
    Hugs, Mary (DT)

  11. So pretty. I've never heard of the bleaching technique, but the paper sure looks textured - I'll have to try that some day!

  12. Amazing card. Love the purples. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

  13. What beautiful colours and a fabulous card Connie.


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