Friday, April 5, 2013


Oh, where do I begin?  The start of a crazy busy weekend, filled with paper, crafting time, good friends, laughs, snacks, and no chores!  Yahoo!  A dream come true, you ask?  Nope.  Just the Hen House Retreat!  
But, before I place my bags in the car, and load my craft projects, lets look at the challenge over @ Sketch Frenzy Friday.  Robbie, is the designer of this week's sketch.  She is very talented, and really provides you with the elements you need to create a fantastic card, and gives you some freedom to make it your own and beautiful!  Here is Robbie's sketch:

here is what I did:

Let me start with the elements of Robbie's sketch.  She has provided us with 2 basic elements.  An object at the upper left corner and a band along the lower third.  Simple elements.  Alot of room for creativity, personal touches, and tons/little of embellishments.

And I'm sorry if I'm boring you with my color combo.  I have an infinity for pink.  I tried to keep the whole look simple.  Ok, simple for me.  I also have an infinity for polka dots, so that was the pattern that I repeated.  Polka dots embossed on the main panel of cardstock.  Polka dots in the frame.  And polka dots bordering the oval 'frame'.  I used pink pirouette and crumb cake classic inks to distress the edges of the cardstock pieces.  
The butterfly was die cut from the silver glitter paper.  The paper blossom is from the Artisan Embellishment kit.  
I wrapped some crochet trim and crumb cake seam binding around the card front.  I did some machine stitching around the card and along the trims.  I tied the seam binding into a multi-loop bow and tied a clear button to the center with linen thread.  I wanted to add some sparkle in the lower right corner, so I added a lone rhinestone.
I hope you get a chance to play along with us @ SFF.  Show us what you create with Robbie's sketch!


Lisa Minckler said...

I love that there's only 2 focal points in this sketch; which to me is a challenge in itself, but what you did to combine so many beautiful elements together that blend so well and not overtake each other is wonderful. It's a gorgeous combination and I love the shimmer on the butterfly. Nice job here Sharon and have a wonderful weekend crafting!!

Deb said...

WOW!! Sharon, this is simply gorgeous! I love how you turned two simple elements into a gorgeous work of art! I just love the layered images in the upper corner! And you could never bore me with your color choices!! I love it!!!!

Patrice Herrera said...

I don't know how you do it week after week! You explain every step very well. I love that the two focal images are separate yet combine so well. This card is lovely I would not have noticed the polka dots on the oval image if you had not mentioned it in that way! Thanks for the attention to detail.

Kim Innis said...

Very lovely card! I always LOVE everything you do!!