Monday, 6 April 2009

Sketch Saturday #45

I was looking at greetings cards in a shop last week and thought that, sometimes, I'm making cards for cardmakers not for all the other people I need to send them to. By that I mean that they have more and more layers, embellishments, gems, everything but the kitchen sink added :). So I'm having a go at some challenges, but keeping the cards as clean and simple as I can.
This uses Tracie's sketch from Sketch Saturday and I think it's a good one to start with, it can be dressed up or dressed down.
I've stamped Busy Bee from Elzybells twice onto white card and coloured it with Inktense pencils. It's mounted onto green card and stuck onto a plain white greetings card. Two bees, also from Elzybells, are stamped direct to the card as a substitute for the dots on the sketch and I've added in a stamped "Happy Easter" below the ribbon. As there is nothing to wrap the ribbon round I've folded its edges in and glued them under, the ric-rac is just glued down and hopefully it won't fray. I coloured some flowers withCopic pens but put them aside for another project, I think it looks best with a single white flower.


  1. How sweet and Spring! We need some here. I wanted to mow my lawn today and woke up to rain. What a pretty card!

  2. oh, I love your interpretations. So springy and fresh (not like here.. snowing hard as I write LOL)
    Great card

  3. This is so wonderful!! Just love it!

  4. wow sooooooooooo cute! great job with the clean!!

  5. Oh, this is so pretty, Anne! I love your card!
    Hugs, vanja

  6. Very pretty. I need to work on making my cards a bit simpler too. I overthink sometimes and then a card takes me days. Ridiculous.

  7. BEE-utiful!! ;)

    perfect card for spring *claps*
    Thank you for joining us this week.
    Jo xx

  8. Great card. Very sweet. Have a great Easter, Leslie


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