SWAT May Sketch


This month's fabulous Sketch over at Sketches with a Twist I must admit was a bit of a challenge for me to turn into a card.  But I got there in the end by simplifying and choosing those elements I really loved to translate into my card design and I am kind of happy how it turned out.

 

The twist this month is to include stitching somewhere on your design. No faux stitching it has to be hand or machine stitched. This for me I think was the hardest part of the challenge, because those of you who know me know I can't stitch for quids, and I loathe it.  Lucky for me I owned one gorgeous Martha Stewart Punch with a stitched edge,so easily made the holes and I do own a needle and floss.


The beautiful rose paper is another one from the Christy Tomlinson She Art Paper Pack I received as a free gift from the Unity Stamp Company, and I love how this stamp from their KOTM coordinates so beautifully with it.  The other thing I am finding about working with these beautiful papers, is that I am using colours I wouldn't normally reach for or team together.

I am really hoping to find some spare time to do some scrapbooking and if I do I can't wait to try this sketch for a layout too!  

Also don't forget to check out the fabulous designs by the rest of the DT over at the S.W.A.T. Blog.  I just love seeing how everyone translates it so beautifully and so differently and  if you are up to the challenge of using this design for either a page or card, I can't wait to see what you create either.


9 comments:

Tammy said...

Terrific! Love the boldness of red and the gorgeous paper!

Cely said...

all the roses look so awesome! kinda feminine vampiric in a way! absolutely love it!

Julie Short said...

Love the red Va... Voom and hang about with me long enough Danie you just might get to love the fabric too!

Becky said...

This is stunning. Gorgeous colors.

Lynn McAuley said...

Red roses are my favorite!! What a fabulous job you did of getting this sketch on your card! Beautiful work, Danie!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

I love this card Dani, so pretty!! this month's sketch is just fantastic, I hope we get lots of entries, you are right, that rose does go well with the papers, perfect!!

Lizzyc said...

HI Danie,. this card is so gorgeous.. the red roses are stunning.. fabulous take on the sketch!

The Constant Scrapper said...

I'll admit, Danie, that sketch was a bit cruel for a card maker to have to use. But you did a wonderful job! You have such a gift for making that translation work. I love the bold colors and patterns you used on this one. And your stitching looks like you do it all the time. ;-)
Janice

Emkay said...

You did awesome at turning that sketch into a card. Your card is gorgeous!