Sunday, October 9, 2011

CardPattern Sketch #136

I am having so much fun participating in these sketch blogs!  With a sketch as a guide, it is so much easier to come up with ideas for colors, patterns, etc.  Sometimes I get stuck just getting started, and that's what is so great about using a sketch- it gives you that start!

So here is CardPatterns sketch for this week:
And here is my card:
I went with a simple palette for this one in shades of brown, tan and creme.  I used the same striped pattern in two of the tiles, only reversed the direction the stripes are running in each.  I punched the corners of the center rectangle and its frame with a lace corner punch, stamped the sentiment and the little shape below it in brown pigment ink, and heat embossed them.  I couldn't resist adding the little flower in the bottom left corner.  I made that with two layers punched with a 4-petal MS punch, and added the leaves in brown, also punched with a MS punch.  The center is a little brown brad.  I embossed the leaves with an embossing tool to give them some veining.:
Lately I find myself really looking forward to Saturdays, when the new CardPatterns sketch is posted, and Mondays, for the MojoMonday sketch- I can't wait to see how the sketches will inspire me!

Next I need to get going on my mini-cards for the winter/holiday mini-card swap at the PBS Swappers group.  This is the second swap that I am hosting there- the first was the fall cards last month.  The mini-card swap requires sending three mini-cards to each participant.  I have one design developed, and have ideas for the other two, so need to get to work on those.  The swap goes through the end of the month, so I have some time, but things are getting to be so busy lately, I don't want to leave anything to chance!

That's all for now- see you later in the week after the new MojoMonday sketch is posted!


  1. Again great cards! TFS!

    If you get a chance please vote for me. I made it to round 2 in card making contest!^_^

  2. What a fabulous card here Lesley! Lovin' the colors too. Thanks for playing along with us at Card Patterns.