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Friday, July 12, 2013

Playing in Paradise - A new Sketch Challenge this month!

Good morning everyone!  The sun is shining and my new little canary is peeping away in his cage (he's still learning to sing), and it's FRIDAY - so it is indeed a WONDERFUL morning!  Plus it is time for a new Sketch Challenge at Scrapbooker's Paradise - YAY!

Dawn is our host this month, and here is the wonderful layered sketch she has come up with for us.

Please note, you do not have to have a blog to enter this challenge.  If you don't have one, then put a comment under the challenge, and let us know that you are emailing your photo entry.  (Just please make sure it's a good quality photo.)  

Then go ahead and email it to 'Pam' at faeiryrocks@telus.net.  Put the name of the challenge under the "subject" of your email.  (This one is PPSC#3)  Attach your photo to the email, along with your first and last name, your email address or phone number so we can contact you, and finally, where you would be able to pick up the prize if you should be the lucky winner (YAY) - either the North or South Scrapbooker's Paradise store - or if you're from out of town - your mailing address.

So give the challenge a try!  Remember, the sketch is just a guide, you can interpret it however you like!

 Kaisercraft has come out with a beautiful new paper line called Miss Empire, and that is what I used to make this card. 

To start with, I wanted to put a piece in the back that had some texture, so I took one of the patterned papers and masked it using the "Cell Theory" template from Crafter's Workshop and Pearl modelling paste from Viva Decor. The paste was a little too white for this project, so after it dried, I spritzed it with some Walnut Ink from Tsukineko.  To get a little bit more texture on the project, I also embossed the dark piece of patterned paper with the "Woodgrain" embossing folder by Sizzix

The cute little bird cage, which is the focal point of my card, was also a little too white so after some experimenting with different mists, etc, I chose to go with Viva Decor "Copper" Inka Gold.  I put a tiny amount on my craft sheet, spritzed it with water, and painted it on the die cut.  It gives it a lovely translucent sheen that doesn't really show up in the photo.

I finished the inside with left-over scraps of paper and a stamp from Fiskars "Friends Forever" set.

Be sure to stop by Playing in Paradise today and check out Dawn's post.  She has made a BEAUTIFUL card and you will be "WOWED" by the rest of the design team's creations also!

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Vintage Photo Distress Ink (distressed and inked all the edges)


  1. Oh WOW Linda this card belong in a frame, you have created a gorgeous card, love the background you created, then that gorgeous paper, beautiful inside too, wonderful piece of art, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day..

  2. Oh my gorgeous! That textured piece- I imagine it's the Cell Theory pattern? looks amazing, and I really love the floral cluster & that bird cage! How cool that you have a canary :) I do love birds!

  3. Thank you Linda :) Your card is amazing! Beautiful texture and details and wonderful warm colours and papers. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Hugs, Dawn