8/26/2011

Paper Crafts Magazine Presents: Bonus Sketch Blog Hop

Happy Friday! I am glad you are stopping by today as I am honored to be one of 10 Designers participating in the Paper Crafts Magazine Bonus Sketch Blog Hop! For this occasion I made a card using one of the 12 bonus sketches from the fabulous, new special issue Card Ideas for Paper Crafters. All those sketches can be found here. And there can't be a blog hop without prizes! So be sure to leave a comment on every blog for your chance to win a copy of this amazing special issue:






Now to my card! I've decided to play with this sketch by the super-talented Heidi van Laar:






Here is my pretty-much-sticking-to-the-sketch take:






I used various patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye Lost and Found 2 Collection. Some of the squares are die-cuts, some are punched. The edges of the squares are inked with brown distress ink. To add more texture, I stitched around some of the squares. This sketch provides a great way to use scraps!


Here is a detail of the card for a closer look:






Ok, now I am sure you can't wait to see what sketch the other designers chose and what they made with it! Don't miss all the inspiration! Here is the complete list:

Now have fun hopping! And for your chance to win a copy of Card Ideas for Paper Crafters, leave a comment on this post by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, August 28. Or get it from here! And don't forget to stop by the Paper Crafts Connection blog for your chance to win this amazing giveaway:



Good luck, thanks for visiting and have a beautiful day!
Hugs and Love,
Vanessa

Supplies:
Cardstock: Core'dinations
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Ink: Ranger Industries
Button: Papertrey Ink
Dies: Spellbinders, Papertrey Ink

    161 comments:

    btsoi. said...

    That's a really nice card. I could see it as home decor too!

    Craftilicious said...

    Awesome card - love, love, love it!

    Karen said...

    just lovely...

    Handmade Cards by Archana said...

    Lovely card.loved your take on the sketch.

    Maureen Morton said...

    Oh, my! Such richness and detail. Love this take on what looked to me like an overwhelming sketch. Love it. Can't wait to get my hands on this issue. Thanks!

    Jeanette Marchand said...

    Love your take on the sketch, Vanessa. MME has such beautiful papers.

    diana said...

    What a lovely card! I see the sketch in this card, but also so much more that makes it all work together. Thanks for the inspiration. ;-)

    Leigh Ann Baird said...

    This is lovely!

    Jen W. said...

    Awesome! Love the colours and the collagey feel of this card!

    Karen Buck said...

    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!

    Janice said...

    I love this card! It's so simple yet so beautiful, well done!

    Charlene said...

    How awesome this is. Love the red and black against the kraft paper. It's sophisticated yet playful. Great take on this fun sketch!

    Annette said...

    absolutely love it... awesome card...thanks for sharing.

    mcgeechs said...

    Love your take on that sketch. SUch a fun sketch. Thanks for sharing.

    Laura O'Donnell said...

    great job with the sketch, this is beautiful!

    Pam said...

    Love this! I really need this issue!

    Marlena M. said...

    Lovely card! ;)

    Michele said...

    Thank you for the chance to win. Love you cards they are beautiful. Thanks!!

    Agata said...

    Congrats Vanessa! Beautiful card! Love that collection, too!

    joy said...

    Love your take on this sketch - the colors are soft and pretty. This sketch would not be my first choice to try; but your card makes it seem a lot easier.

    McStamper said...

    I absolutely love your card. My favorite.

    Becky Garrison said...

    Love that card! Those MME papers really look great with the kraft card stock! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Yvonne said...

    Very neat layout!

    Kelly Massman said...

    You've chosen the perfect squares of paper to go together! Beautiful!

    Houses Built of Cards said...

    Beautiful take on the sketch - love how elegant it is!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

    Heather said...

    Beautiful card! It is so inspiring, I want to go try one on this sketch myself.

    Lynn (toomanycrayons) said...

    Love your intrepetation of this sketch; great card. Maybe I'm not too intimidated by it to give it a try this weekend too :)

    Michele said...

    Wow This is my favorite card from the blog hop.

    Becky said...

    wow, you did an amazing job with this sketch! I love how all of the elements lead down to the amazing focal point!

    Aimes said...

    Gorgeous take on that sketch, Vanessa! I love your you've stitched some of those pannels - so much attention to detail!
    Hugs!
    Aimes
    x

    T to the Essa said...

    I love the sketch and I love the color pallet you chose. You're right, it's a great way to use scraps. And I have a TON I need to use.

    Auntie Em said...

    Your card is....WOW! I love the stitching to make each element coordinate. Awesome work.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

    calamity jane said...

    I absolutely love your card! The colors and patterns are perfect..it just makes me smile!

    Laura Isham said...

    Love how mixey-matchey it is! And, for me, a kraft cardbase is perfect!

    lgm52 said...

    Cute! Love the variety of papers used..and the red, black and white colors!

    Debbi said...

    Such a cute idea. This is one I know I'm going try. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Mrs.Kwitty said...

    I like your literal translation of the sketch...the colors and textures of the papers used are great and I think the stitching really adds the perfect touch!
    Smiles, Karen

    cards by cara said...

    This is really beautiful! Great execution on the sketch!

    pcrusberg said...

    Lovely card. All the stitching is fab. Thanks.

    Shanon said...

    Really fantastic and feminine. I love this!

    dlwidder said...

    Wonderful take on the sketch! Love the blend of imagery! TFS

    Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

    love the card! love all the sketches! going to use them to use up my scraps..

    michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

    Carol said...

    Love, love this card. tfs

    Jessica said...

    Pretty! I think this is my favorite bonus sketch.

    Tammy V said...

    Love the fact you can use scraps! Also, love the stitching.

    Flo - Sweetideas said...

    Lovely card. Love your choice of squares on kraft paper.

    readysetlove said...

    Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Lauren
    readysetlove@me.com

    Angela said...

    Love what you did with the sketch! The stitching is such a great touch too! Just lovely!!

    Savannah O'Gwynn said...

    WOWOWOW! I love your stitching for all sizes of the squares! I LOVE that little gal on the rope--what a beautiful image! Great papers--YOU ROCK my friend:) LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

    SherylH said...

    Great take on this unusual sketch!

    *Alison* said...

    WOW this is truly divine.. I love the colors, and the vintage feel you gave your card.. thanks so much for the chance to win.. This hop was is so inspiring.. :) crossing fingers, toes, and eyes, that random.org picks me.. :) HUGS

    Hussena said...

    what a fabulous card just love it...

    Kelly Thompson said...

    Very pretty card! I am always looking for ways to use scraps. Yes, I seem to save even the tiny ones!

    Lisa Condreay said...

    Such a fun little card.

    Amanda said...

    So sweet! Love the stitched accents!

    bosenberries said...

    Fab card... love the stitching, it adds so much!
    Robin

    Karen said...

    I really love your edgy take on this sketch. I'm so impressed and inspired by all the posts you gals have done. Thanks for this fun experience in getting us to use new sketches.
    Blessings,
    Karen

    mommakatx6 said...

    Beautiful card, love the colors and papers you used.

    Beth M said...

    Great card! I love the inked edges, stitched edges and the addition of the button. Super fun blog hop!

    Chunyuan said...

    adorable card. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Nona said...

    Love your take on the sketch, Vanessa! Such a gorgeous card! TFS :)

    Elicia P said...

    Very cool use of square edges... love the vintage feel, too!

    Sylvia said...

    Awesome! that word comes to mind with this card, so free and clever. Love what you did with this sketch, Vanessa!

    Unknown said...

    I loved your interpretation. The card base makes everything look like a wall of art.

    Blissmade Designs said...

    Amazing card! Great use of the sketch!

    marylouh said...

    A good use for all those paper scraps I keep in a box.

    sharon g said...

    I keep seeing this color combo lately, and LOVE it.

    Glenda J said...

    Absolutely lovely. Great colour combo.

    Rhonda Miller said...

    Wow, this is great. TFS.

    Michelle said...

    WOW that sketch looks so difficult but your card makes it look so easy.
    Gorgeous job!

    Lillian Child said...

    This sketch is amazing, and your card creation just inspires me to run to my craft room! AMAZING creativity !!

    Katie Ann Brooks said...

    this is a great card, I love it. Sticking with the sketch worked perfectly!

    cheryl (clee') said...

    Just lovely - wonderful take on the sketch. Reminds me of some design boards I used to do for Interior Design classes eons ago!

    Sue D said...

    Fabulous card--I like all the patterned paper and the stitching.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

    Linda said...

    Great job on the sketch-love the added stitching!

    McVic said...

    love the vintage feel and the stitching!

    Marie / Legojenta said...

    Pretty! Love the stiching =) TFS!

    Pamela Haskin said...

    Love the black outline around the edge of the card. Really makes it stand out.

    Jillisgram said...

    Very, very nice. I love the colors on this card and the papers you used!

    Susan said...

    love these papers - you did a great job on this card

    missyboynton said...

    Very cute!

    Luv2Homeschool said...

    I really enjoy the stitching. I look forward to seeing the magazine!

    candi said...

    Very pretty! this was my favorite of the sketches, I love the color combo you used

    ~Shari said...

    This is SO pretty. Reminds me of organizing my frames on a wall.
    `Shari R.

    Pat said...

    This is the sketch that caught my eye, too. Love how you interpreted it!

    Lalo aka "missbliss" said...

    super retro fab!!! great use of the sketch :)

    Swedie said...

    Nice and simple!

    Katrin said...

    Loved the card ...so simple and elegant and so beautiful!

    Monika Reeck said...

    you are really talented Vanessa SOOO ADORABLE card....ich vermisse dich :) hugs

    eunice said...

    Nice usage of the sketch and tying in thematic scraps.

    Jen Carter said...

    So cute!! Love how you kept it CAS while still having so much visual interest!

    Lindsay Lee said...

    I love this card!! Love the dp used. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Priya Mohan said...

    This was my fav sketch in the lot and I love your take on it. beautiful!

    Susan Mangum said...

    I love your card--it looks like a little work of art!

    DonnaSue said...

    Love all the different textures you used. I like all that detail!

    Elise C. said...

    Your card is so cute! You did a great job using the sketch!

    Elizabeth said...

    Lovely card:) http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

    Emily Leiphart said...

    Gorgeous card, Vanessa! I love that it looks like a wall full of great pictures and my eye is totally drawn to the tightrope walker.

    Helen F. said...

    Very sweet card, Vanessa. Love the colors, patterned papers and images. Great job on this sketch (like your stitching too :)

    silvia said...

    Cool card!!

    Carisa said...

    i agree, i love this sketch to use up scraps! and i love your stitching details.

    Amanda M said...

    This card is gorgeous. The papers are beautiful. I need to get my hands on the Lost & Found 2 collection. This card only made me want it more! The sketch is one of favorites as well.

    Lin said...

    I ADORE your card, Vanessa! What a great sketch, too!

    Karen B. said...

    Love your use of patterned paper here.

    lostinpaper said...

    Absolutely beautiful! Love how your have made the paper 'work for you'!

    Elizabeth said...

    When looking at the sketches this one was not my favorite but after seeing what you did with it, well, I may just have to try it out myself! Great job!!

    Barbara said...

    awesome job on this sketch

    photochic said...

    Ooh I love your use of scraps! I'm always trying to think up a new way to use my scraps! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Teresa Zuehls said...

    Love your card! Clean but very pretty and interesting. Well done!

    Renee VanEpps said...

    STUNNING!!!!!!!!

    paperpapier said...

    this is not an easy sketch but your card did an awesome job...lovely!

    Scrappin Abby said...

    Hi Vanessa...your card is just adorable..love the colors you chose for this project. I have to say I love your blog pic...silly is a good thing as I am a little silly myself : )

    Thanks for sharing!

    Kelly Braund said...

    Beautiful card!

    Cynthia B. said...

    Love your color choices and the mix of papers that you used on your card - esp. the little ballerina!

    Geri said...

    You have such a knack for pulling together the perfect patterned papers to make an awesome card! Thanks for all your inspiration!

    Susan said...

    I just love your interpretation of the sketch. The button was a great addition -- just a great juxtaposition with all of your unique squares!

    Helen L said...

    A great take on the sketch: I like how it all culminates in the big square with the ballerina. So pretty!

    Mailee said...

    Simple and Beautiful. Love the colors.

    Mint... said...

    A great take, love all those squares, love the artistic feel of the card!

    donna mikasa said...

    Fabulous sketch and a fabulous card! Love your card!

    Kary said...

    A really sweet card!! It would be amazing as an art piece too!!

    Janet L. said...

    Wow! Your take on the sketch is inspirational!!

    Conniecrafter said...

    so pretty, love the papers, stitching, stamping!

    Krysta said...

    I always have trouble choosing which patterned papers to use, and which to leave out. With this sketch, I wouldn't feel guilty using them ALL, as they blend nicely. Plus, what a great way to use up little scraps too!

    Jeni said...

    Great card! I love the color scheme you used.

    Barb's Boys Inspired said...

    Wow! I would not have known where to start with this sketch, and I am amazed at your results...this is absolutely gorgeous!

    bbsox55 said...

    This is really good!

    Jnett said...

    I like this card a lot. Really speaks to me.

    Jennifer Rzasa said...

    So cool! I love every element on your card!

    Lee said...

    I love your mix of colors and paper! thanks!

    bzyPTmom said...

    Great card--I love all the textures on the elements--and how well they all look together. This inspires me to give it a try!

    Wendy said...

    Beautiful interpretation of the sketch!

    Caroline said...

    love your card. it would be a great sketch for a canvas too.

    La Vikinga said...

    Yu have received an amazing amount of comments and it's only fair because your card is very pretty - I'll download the sketch and have a try myself!!!

    La Vikinga / Charlotta

    Maria Matter said...

    awesome take on the sketch Vanessa! Beautiful!

    Sandi said...

    good job!

    Frann said...

    Wonderful card. I love that you used your scraps to do that sketch.

    Indy said...

    What an amazing card! This sketch seems really busy, but your card is just perfect!

    Bethany said...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVE this card. Its such a great color scheme and pattern combo! And I really like the sketch too. Thanks for the inspiration :D

    catnap said...

    I LOVE this sketch and the way you interpreted it. Love each of the squares, and the button for contrast, as well as the little heart. Terrific card.

    trena p said...

    I love it, it has different color to off set the patterns

    rush said...

    this is just beautiful. thank you for sharing today.

    Cherri said...

    I love your interpretation of this sketch. I like the stitching and the color combination. Nice.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Sharon D from Canada said...

    Pretty take on the sketch, Vanessa! I love the pp you chose! And thanks for the chance to win!

    Softail_Baby81 said...

    I love ur mix of patterns...espescially the red matching the umbrella piece...terrific!

    Ravengirl said...

    This is such a sweet card! I love that you can use a bunch of scraps on it! Fabulous work!

    Westiewoof said...

    Love the simplicity of this card! Kraft is always a great basic to work with - glad to see it as the base!

    Isha said...

    Great take on the sketch Vanessa. Love it.

    mandalj said...

    Love the pretty soft colours and stitching!

    Wendy said...

    love this sketch and where you went with it. I want to give this sketch a try.

    Katie Gehring said...

    This is beautiful! I love everything about this card!

    Diana said...

    I love the vintage feeling of your card. Great job!!

    Donelda said...

    wow, another great interpretation of this awesome sketch!! love the color combo!!

    jengd said...

    Fantastic take on the sketch! Love the colors and stitching!

    Katie said...

    Wonderful card! I would like to try this sketch, definitely. Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

    cnuland said...

    I love blog hops - because it gives me a chance to view great blogs I might not otherwise find. I like your version of the sketch. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Trinh said...

    Such a pretty take on the sketch! Love the stitched edges.

    Mandi said...

    Great card. I love the patterns.

    Victoria S. said...

    Love love love love love love love it!!!! Totally gonna do that and i have MME paper whoo hooo!

    NanaBeth said...

    Totally sweet-so simple and yet complex at the same time.

    Simone said...

    Such a pretty card Vanessa! Love your fun take on the sketch! :)