Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Playing with Paper

I picked up this great 6x6 pad of Pink Paislee paper from the Old School collection at my local stamp store. It's got such great patterned paper that I could not resist playing with layers.

To get me going, I went to two of my go-to challenge blogs for some great sketch inspirations. The first one I found was the Sweet Stop's latest sketch.

I turned it on its side. Here's how it turned out:

Daydreaming Girl

Stamps: girl in chair and sentiment from the Relish Reading plate (Rogue Redhead Designs)
Paper: Old School collection (Pink Paislee)
Cardstock: Sage Shadow (Stampin Up)
Ink: Timber Brown (StazOn); Antique Linen and Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress Ink)
Embellishments: prima flower; dark red brad
Tools: oval punch (Marvy)

For the next card, I went to Friday Sketchers which had this great sketch:

Here's my take:

Layered Lad

Stamps: vintage boy and sentiment from the Relish Reading plate (Rogue Redhead Designs)
Paper: Old School collection (Pink Paislee)
Cardstock: Yoyo Yellow (Stampin Up)
Ink: Timber Brown (StazOn)
Watercolor Pencils: Crimson Lake and Venetian Red (Derwent Aquatone); Flesh Pink and Turquoise Blue (Derwent Studio)
Embellishments: 4 square antique brass brads

There's nothing like a good sketch to get the creative juices flowing! I love trying new styles.


  1. Shar Amazing! Its so funny I was just doing something similar. you'll see on thursday. too funny. I luv luv luv ur take on the Friday Sketchers. Awesome!

  2. This all came together so well--the sketches, the stamps, the papers. Lovely cards. Can't wait for stamps to get here!

  3. Beautiful layered cards - what a great way to play with yummy paper (ya know, the stuff that I usually hoard? LOL!). Beautiful images, too, of course. :)

  4. these are great! I really love that first one!!!

  5. Very pretty creation playing with your papers Shar!! You did an awesome job with the sketch hun!! HUGs

  6. Gorgeous cards and I love those images. Must check out these stamps. xx

  7. Lovely work Shar - your stamps are stunning! Congrats!

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  9. Fabulous cards! Love the stamps! Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!

  10. Great Cards, thanks for playing along at The Sweet Stop!


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