11.24.2013

Sparkly Sketchbook

Last week was a super busy one on the blog as we announced the newest members of the Design Team at StampNation.   They have already begun inspiring me.   Chupa let me know that she does a Sketchbook Saturday challenge every other week.  You know how much I love sketches, so I was all over this one!


This was not what I was planning on making when I saw the sketch.  My plan was to make some glittery stripes on the bottom and a pink snowflake up top, but somehow my supplies got away from me.  :)  To be honest I would love to copy the sketch exactly using the same colors and shapes.  Isn't it pretty?



Before I could work on the sketch card I had to clean up my table.  It was just too big of a mess to continue.  In the process I found this scrap of lace doily I had cut out using SU Paper Doily Sizzlit.  It was already covered in Dazzling Details and I thought it would be even prettier that a regular doily.  I wish you could see how it sparkles!



While I was putting away scraps of cardstock I decided to try out soft sky for one of my snowflakes and embossed it with silver embossing powder.  There are also some scraps of Creative Memories Shimmer paper that I embossed with silver embossing powder.  As I was searching through that scrap bin I found a piece of Creative Memories vellum swirls paper.  It's hard to see, but the vellum has white swirls running through it.



I wish you could see this card in person because it sparkles and shimmers in a way the camera cannot pick up.  The blue strip of glimmer paper was another find from my old scrap drawer.  I really should hunt in there more often.  There are all kinds of treasures to be found.  The final piece was a jewel.  Not sure who makes it or where I bought it, but it has lots of facets that capture the light.

This is the only sketch challenge of Chupa's I've seen, but I predict I'll be a regular follower.  I'm off to check out some of her previous sketches and get inspired even more. :)  You have plenty of time, won't you join me in this challenge?

Creative Blessings,
Heather North

Supplies Used (Stampin' UP! unless otherwise noted)

Stamps:  Festive Flurry, Warmth & Wonder (Hostess)
Paper: Winter Frost DSP, Soft Sky, Smokey Slate, Basic Gray, Misc. Scraps,
Ink: Versamark, Black
Accessories: Jewel (non SU), Silver Embossing Powder, Festive Flurries Framelits, Dazzling Diamonds, Paper Doily Sizzlit,

Paper Doily Sizzlits Die
Paper Doily Sizzlit

Festive Flurry Clear-Mount Bundle
Festive Flurries Bundle

5 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

I absolutely love your take on this sketch, Heather! I have been trying to come up with something for it too but have come up blank. :( Maybe, today.

Heather North said...

Thank you, Kristie. I'm sure you will come up with something fabulous!

desertskyquilts said...

Very pretty version of her sketch, but I can see why you'd like to do just what the sketch shows, too.

Heather North said...

Thank you! I have a love for all things purple, especially on the lilac spectrum and lately I can't get enough aqua. I still might CASE the colors and shapes.

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh my gosh Heather, you're such a sweetheart! A very talented one as well, I adore your card! I would be delighted to see you playing again, what fun :)