Saturday, 10 December 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge - Sketch 13

It is sketch week over at Simply Stampin' Challenge and below is the outline to follow: 

Sketch 13.jpg

I have rotated the sketch 90 degrees anticlockwise, and kept the rest as it is because my design is fairly loose and messy in style... Originally I wanted to use these colours and layout to record my husband's entry into the 'grim challenge' - a race through mud! Hence the crumpled paper and earthy colours... However one of my cats then walked across an ink pad and the page leaving paw prints - and the subject of this page was decided!

A close up of my torn paper 'flowers', which are picked out in copper glitter. I have cut out one of the butterflies from the woodland walk designer series paper to contrast with clean and precise lines.

 Finally a close up of the butterfly I stamped in crumb cake ink, then lightly spritzed with some mica pigment mixed into water and again highlighted with copper glitter. You can also see one of my cat's paw prints just to the left of the butterfly!

I hope you like my work - I am still in 2 minds about this one... maybe it will grow on me! I have also entered this into a few challenges:

Color throwdown - Soft Suede, Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy and Creamy Caramel (for which I have substituted a blend of So Saffron and Crumb Cake)
Flutterby Wednesdays - anything goes
Charisma Cardz - no cards
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes

Please do leave me a comment as I love to read your feedback!

Stamp Sets: Sanded (retired), All A Flutter.
Card Stock: Whisper White, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive.
Papers: Woodland Walk DSP
Inks: Soft Suede, Old Olive, So Saffron, Crumb Cake.
Punches: 2-step bird, Scallop Border.
Other: Bronze mica powder, Copper Glitter, letter stickers (All non SU)


  1. Becky I LOVE it! Your cat is gorgeous, although I must say, if my cat had walked over my page I'd have killed him before I even thought of making a page about him. I love the glitter flower details, may have to steal this for a project!
    Kelly xx

  2. Hi Becky,

    Wouaw! beautiful page of scrapbooking! I like cats! Very well-kept and delicate work. I like a lot the colors which you chose. Magnificent creation ! Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  3. What a gorjuss page, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.
    Shell xx

  4. oh my this is the most purrfect [sorry !!!] page i have ever seen ,love the design and layout ,it works so beautifully and your 2 pics are adorable
    thanks for joining us at DDSB and the best of luck in the challenges
    tracey x

  5. Beautiful layout!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    have a fabulous, crafty weekend, Debxx

  6. Wow, I really LOVE this page layout! Love the textured detailing you added and what a great use of the throwdown colors! So glad you played along with us...hope to see you again in January!

  7. this is lovely
    thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
    love Jan

  8. LOL! Brilliant! I love how your cat decided that she deserved a layout for herself! Your layout is awesome - love all the fun elements on the page. :)

  9. Such a beautifully created page.Love that your cat staked a claim on it - great story.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  10. Oh my goodness, what a naughty kitty! Didn't let that faze you though, way to go on changing your idea for the layout after the inky paw prints incident! Fab page, great texture!

    By the way, the mistletoe stamp you asked about is from an old retired SU! set called Peaceful Wishes. It's a lovely set!

  11. This is your gorgeous, and your kitty is beautiful!! I just LOVE your design, and the butterflies are fabulous. Thanks for playing with us at Digi Doodle Shop! I hope to see you again next week.

    xx Star

  12. this is gorgeous! thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week, hugs, martina


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