Friday, May 4, 2012

Sketch #55 by Carly for Mom

Would you like to ...

Well, at Sketches by Carly, you could win the chance to do just that! :)  Our sponsor during challenge #55 is Bugaboo Stamps, and they are giving away 7 free digis to one lucky winner of our Sketch Challenge!!  Yaaaay!  Stop by and play along for a chance to win!!

Here's the sketch that Carly created for us ...

(Psst, if it looks slightly familiar, I am a goof -- I accidentally used it earlier this month on another card I created thinking it was that week's sketch).  Also, note that all of Carly's sketches are held for a 2-week period, but it started last week, so don't miss out.
You still have a week to play along, so we hope to see you there!

I started out with Carly's sketch in mind, but I wanted to use an oval shape for the image since it is long.  Then I decided to place it on a round doily to keep the circle shape idea flowing.   Also, I turned the scalloped strip so that you could see the hearts on the outside and actually got out my sewing machine for the rectangular pieces.  (Okay, does anybody else have trouble with sewing machines, besides me?)
Half way through my card, the sewing machine stops cooperating (bobbin thread will not thread through machine - arggh).  So, although I wanted to sew all of my square and rectangular layers onto the card, I didn't get a chance to finish that.

Here is the closeup of my card that I have created for my mom for Mother's Day
(shh, hopefully she hasn't stopped by my blog today).

I used the digi called "Words from An Angel - Mother."  The saying on the front of the angel says ... A mother holds her children's hands for just a little while but holds their hearts forever.
I read that and thought to myself "oh, how true!"  :)  This one definitely spoke to me this year since my 19-year-old has moved out of the house within the past month, and my mother is about 100 miles away.

And I even decorated the inside  a little bit too ...

Card details:  

  • SU blush blossom cs
  • Red scraps (some SU, some Bazzil, biggest one unknown)
  • SU dp - Bella Rose
  • BasicGrey - faded blue piece for edged heart strip and tiny punched hearts (hate to throw those away)
  • Mint Green seambinding
  • Paper Doily

  • Spellbinders circles, ovals and scalloped circles
  • Copic markers for some shading, but most of the coloring is from Adobe PSE
  • SU Well Scripted stamp set
  • Words from An Angel - Mother (digi as mentioned above from Bugaboo Stamps)

Thanks for stopping by! :)


Deb said...

what a gorgeous Mothers Day card, so pretty and love how you decorated inside too!
Have a great weekend, Deb x♥x

Linda Palmer said...

Great job Kelly. Love this beautiful design and so will your Mom. Love all the embellishments and your colors.

Kristine said...

Beautiful card Kelly!! I love this paper pack from SU! and I think I had used almost all of it up months (years?) ago! So pretty. Your mom is sure to adore this as well. Great job with Carly's sketch--thank you!! Have a wonderful weekend. Are you back home or still in Atlanta??

Kristine said...

awww... the inside is just as beautiful too!! You know what I do when my bobbin runs out half way through? I continue sewing w/o any thread so it puts the li'l holes like paper piercing but quicker and easier and just pull the main thread out *Ü*

Julie said...

Oh how lovely!! What great colors and great job with the sketch

Kathy W. said...

This is lovely..Great papers and nice job with the sketch!!

Jessica said...

Kelly, your card is so pretty!

Jerusha said...

This is so pretty! You have done an awesome job with this sketch!

Hazel said...

Wonderful card Kelly - love the colours and the embellies and the inside too.

Thanks for popping by to see me.

Toodley Pip

Hazel xx