A sketch for the birds.


I do love this sketch – it’s one of those old reliables. Everything works with it! Funny thing is, this is so not what I’d started out with for this week’s sketch. That card is still off on my desk. . . somewhere! I spent some time organizing my patterned paper on Thursday. Again. I’ve been going through the cubbies the paper’s in and removing the “eewww, what was I thinking” sheets. Those are now in a stack for Adri’s use (since getting her own digital camera for Christmas, she’s been a scrapbookin’ fool with tons of her own supplies). I also separated stacks from red/pink/orange/yellow into individual colors. Yeah, sometimes it takes me a little bit to realize that I don’t like digging through stuff to find *exactly* what I am looking for. ‘Cause you know, I don’t always know what I want until I see it peeking out of a stack. You know how that goes, right?

Anyway, in the blue/green stack that I was separating, I found this pretty Scenic Route tree pattern that I bought sometime last spring, maybe . . . and a scrap of this Collage Press pattern I’d used on a card before, and thought. . . hmm, that would look cute with a birdie from that SU! set. So, while watching Lost (during commercials. . . can’t miss a shot of Sawyer, right?) and catching up with a friend who came over to watch TV with us, this is what I did. It’s not all matchy-matchy, but I’m okay with that!

What’d I use here?

Paper – Card base is Old Olive textured cardstock. Or Bazzill. I don’t know, ’cause the solid sheets aren’t labeled and they’re currently all jumbly and sort of sorted by color and brand . . . but it sure is pretty! I linked the tree paper and the Collage Press stuff above (though I’ve never ordered from the site I found the CP paper on. . . that stuff is hard to find online!), and also used Poison Ivory, and SU! Tempting Turquoise and Chocolate Chip. The scallop on the Collage Press pattern was trimmed by hand. Time consuming, but I thought it was pretty.

Ink – Chocolate Chip & Tempting Turquoise. The fake ribbon was colored with a Certainly Celery marker after I realized it didn’t fit anywhere I thought it would and I was too lazy to figure something else out.

Stamps – Always from SU!

Accessories – Two circles and a scallop punch from SU!, Fiskars 1/8″ handheld punch, foam mounting tape (for the fake ribbon and to pop up the bird I had to stamp and trim around to cover the previous bird I thought I’d color the flowers on. . . big mistake!) , random ribbon from my stash, tiny Swarovski crystals

Make sure to check out what the other girls have created with this week’s sketch from Beate on their blogs. I’m sure Beate, Cami, Charmaine, Laurie, Lori, Mary Jo, and Sharon would love to hear from ya!

Have a wonderful weekend. . . we’ll be painting the hallway, living room, and breakfast nook/kitchen! Anyone close by is welcome to come and pitch in. I’ll feed you. . . 😀

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  1. Posted February 22, 2008 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    This is just beautiful, Jenn! Love those colors and the Swarovski crystals are fabulous!

  2. Posted February 22, 2008 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    It turned out gorgeous!! I love this and the crystals look awesome with this! I give my “what was I thinking” paper to my daughter too – LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  3. Posted February 22, 2008 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Beautiful card, Jenn! I love everything about it. The paper, the set, the colors and the bling.

    So Kate had Sawyers baby? This show always give you more new questions then answers!
    Hugs and smiles

  4. Posted February 22, 2008 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    Wow Jenn….. totally AWESBOMB babe!! That paper is PERFECT! It’s hard to believe you have an “ewe stack”. Sorry I missed your shot gun call yesterday! I should be home today…. WINK WINK!

  5. Posted February 22, 2008 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    OMW….I love this card. The colors and layers are perfect. Love how you have the sentiment – very creative!!
    Enjoy your weekend.

  6. Regina Davis
    Posted February 22, 2008 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    Love your non-matchy matchy card. LOL! I especially like how you created your fake ribbon with the sentiment. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Have a terrific weekend – Regina

  7. Posted February 22, 2008 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    GREAT use of attern paper in the scallops! thanks so much for sharing. janet in nc

  8. Debra
    Posted February 22, 2008 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    This is so pretty! I LOVE swarovski crystals. So sparkly.

  9. Posted February 22, 2008 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Your details crack me up, Jenn! This came together beautifully — I love the colors & papers together! You all are going to make me get this gorgeous bird before too long! Love the added bling and the ribbon is perfect (as always)! No thanks on the painting — just did that 2 days before Christmas . . . good luck!

  10. Posted February 22, 2008 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    Jenn, this is so tranquil and pretty!!! AND…next time you need to clean out your patterned paper stash…LET ME KNOW!!! LOL! I will come and “help”! LOL! I LOVE this paper you used!!

  11. Posted February 23, 2008 at 1:36 am | Permalink

    LOVE the combo of everything you used!!
    I love that set!! The bird is my fave!!

  12. Posted February 23, 2008 at 2:31 am | Permalink

    Oh I just had to also say how cool the sentiment treatment is!

  13. Posted February 23, 2008 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    This is so pretty! I like that it’s not *matchy-matchy*.

  14. Posted February 26, 2008 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    This is so very cute! TFS 🙂

  15. Teresa
    Posted February 26, 2008 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    I love this card! This is my favorite card with this set that I have seen! The way you did the words is very cool…and so is the bling!

  16. Posted February 27, 2008 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Great card! I love what you did with the scallop!

  17. Posted March 3, 2008 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    This is beautiful! I love the colors, papers, and set you used!!

  18. Posted April 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    It is so beautiful! I love swarovski crystals. So dazzling.

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