Thursday, January 14, 2010

Soft Pencil Challenge #15, Favorite Sketch

Don't you just love this week's image? It's "A Lovely Couple". This week's Challenge #15 at Softpencil is to use your favorite sketch. It's hard to pick a favorite. I like this one because of the layering, and I thought it fit this week's digi image perfectly. I have used this one before, and it is from Mojo Monday #116. Instead of circles, I used hearts.

 Hearts were cut using Nesties. Some of the hearts were embossed with Swirl and Dot folders from Provo Craft. The larger hearts were glued to DP from DCWV, and then I cut around them using deco scissors. The heart above was inked aound the edges and dots were added with Copics. The butterfly is an MS punch. I glued a darker butterfly to the heart and then cut a stand up butterfly out of glitter CS.
The edges of the butterfly were inked. I placed pop dots under the sentiment heart and "A Lovely Couple" image which was colored with watercolor pencils and Copics. (Santa brought me Copics for Christmas :D  Yay!)

Do you like my rose? I call it my "accidental" rose! I cut some scalloped circles free-hand out of pink tissue paper, twisted, layered, and glued them together. Then I sprayed them with Glimmer Mist. Some of the petals stuck together after being sprayed, so I picked up the nearest pencil to separate them. The pencil I picked up was an orange watercolor pencil. Because the petals were wet, the orange color adhered to them. I didn't mean for this to happen, but I decided that I liked the look, so I added some more!
I hope you'll join us at Softpencil's Challenge #15 this week and post your card at Paper Craft Planet! You can even "borrow" the sketch I used! For inspiration, visit the Softpencil DT and Guest DT blogs. We have a group of very talented ladies! Their links are in my sidebar. The prize this week is a voucher to spend in Elizabeth's new shop! It has a new logo and a new name, "Michu and His Lovely Friends". A SALE is going on: 5 images for $10!!! Stop by and check out her Valentine images. I know you'll FALL IN LOVE with them!


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous~ I love EVERYTHING about this card!!!!! GREAT job! :-)

  2. This card is gorgeous! I love the rich colors and that accidental rose is beautiful!

  3. I love all those hearts, the sketch, the colours, the rose, everything! soooo beautiful card Cat!!!

  4. Absolutlely beautiful, the hearts are so lovely and the rose is stunning! Take CareX:)

  5. Cat this is gorgeous. Love the hearts and the glitter.

  6. Cat,

    This is too cute! I love it! Thank for all of your get well wishes, I am more than 50% better. Bronchitis sure is hard to get rid of, yuck. I posted Softpencil on my blog now, better late than never. I rested alot today.


    Lisa Atha

  7. Awesome card, I love all the hearts and layering!

  8. Gorgeous card Cat!! The flower is sooooo cool and pretty, awesome layout too. The embossed background and the pretty paper.


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