Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Purple Pumpkin May Sketch Challenge

Purple Pumpkin have their first ever challenge. It's this sketch

You can create a anything as long as you follow the sketch and use at least one embellishment from Purple Pumpkin. I recently bought some fab buttons and doilies and decided to use one of the vintage buttons. I created this card

Click on photo to enlarge for better view.

It took me a while to decide how to fit this sketch onto a card (not done a scrapbook page for a few years!)I think I have only done one sketch challenge before, so hope I have not broken any rules here.

Started with a 5in square kraft card. Yesterday I was playing with alcohol inks and created this cute image. I just had to make a card with it. I was inspired by an article in Craft Stamper (UK)April issue to make alcohol ink backgrounds.
I placed Pink Sherbet and Butterscotch alcohol ink on craft mat with a little blending solution and gently dragged the gloss card through the ink to pick up the colour.I stamped the friend image from Stampers anonymous (Tim Holtz) in black stazon. The word 'friend' stamped on scrap of same card.
The first layer on the card base is card that was packaging for the Making Memories ephemera stickers. Too pretty to throw out! The second layer( brown spotted strips) are some of the stickers. The third layer is also from Making Memories (Journal Pad). The alcohol background image is next. I placed the Purple Pumpkin vintage spotted button on the lower right hand side of image.
The sketch was flipped sideways to fit my image.

The image layer was distressed with distressing tool and all layers were edged with Vintage Photo distress ink.

I nearly gave up on this one, but glad I pushed on! That's why its called a make you think out side the box. I am happy with the end result :)

Any comments and advice most welcomed!


  1. This is wonderful Shirley, beautifully put together! xx

  2. Oh just gorgeous Shirley!!! Love how you have turned the sketch into a card! Thanks for joining in at PP :))xx

  3. Fabulous take on the sketch and card looks great!Thanks for joining in

  4. Beautiful card Shirley, love the image

  5. Fabulous card SHirley!!! Love that you used the sketch for a card. Love the alcohol ink technique you used too. Great use of PP embellishment too. Thanks for playing. :-)

  6. Lovely pieces, I have always liked this image. Beautifully put together. Tracy x

  7. LOVe what you have done with this. And your techniques are fabulous. Thanks for taking part in our sketch challenge.