Monday, December 16, 2013

you're on my mind

** 1/7/14 Featured Creation at Scrapping4funChallenges! **

Hi everyone! I'm back today to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #20 - How Sketchy Is That?! We're being sponsored by the amazing Eureka Stamps! Come play with us! We want to see your project using this fun Starry Nights Studio Sketch 6!

I really love the Flower Basket image and this encouragement card is actually my second project using it. If you're interested, you can check out my first card HERE which was a bright CAS birthday card I created about three weeks ago. This image is so versatile and can be used for virtually any kind of card!

I colored this image and one other recently with distress markers. I'm a distress marker newbie - bought an entire set several months ago and haven't used them. I printed this image on ivory antique linen cardstock and was afraid the Copics would run outside the lines, so that's what sparked the distress markers idea. I'm actually very pleased with the lush deep color that looks almost velvet-like. It's stunning in real life!

I layered the focal image and the background on mustard cardstock which matched the bow perfectly. I cut the flags (pennants) from cranberry cardstock to coordinate with the deep pink flowers. I paper pieced the light flower in the front to give the basket of flowers just a tad bit of dimension.

The front and inside sentiments are from a new stamp set I just got, stamped in Rhubarb Stalk ink. I just love them! ;)

I'm proud to enter my basket of flowers into the following challenges:

  • GKD Pure Luxury ivory, cranberry and mustard cardstock; Marco's Antique Linen ivory cardstock
  • Eureka Stamps Flower Basket digital image
  • Ranger Distress Markers: Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Bundled Sage, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Worn Lipstick, Stormy Sky, Dusty Concord, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Scattered Straw, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood, Picket Fence, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Sentiment Flag die
  • Unity Stamp Co. Strength and Dignity stamp set (front and inside sentiments)
  • Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink
  • Yellow gemstones

Hope you've found some inspiration to create a project using this awesome sketch so you can join in our challenge! And to get your mojo going, be sure to check out all the wonderful Eureka Stamps digital images! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)


  1. Wicked colors you used, love the basket, now I need to have that here, share that color. Wow great job, almost looks 3D colored. Way to go! Nice touch with the bling on the side. :)

  2. Your image looks rich in the pic! I love that it is CAS and really lets the image be the showcase. Great job!

  3. Wisdom in that wonderful sentiment. The basket of flowers is a timeless image. Thank you for joining us today at Word Art Wednesday with your fabulous art.
    Advent Blessings of Hope, Peace and Joy,
    Carole Robb Bisson

  4. your card is adorable!! Great take on the sketch! Thanks for sharing at Sister Act!


  5. Such a very elegant creation, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  6. Beautiful creation Leslie, lovely strong colours against the white have made this a really striking card :) :) :) Good luck in this months OSAAT 'Anything Goes' challenge. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  7. Your card really stands out,a gorgeous image and the colours you have used are perfect.

    Thank you for joining us over at Rhedd & Rosies Challenge blog.x

  8. Lovely CAS card, with fabulous colouring! Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  9. Pretty. Nicely colored with the distress markers. Like the banners also. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch194 Anything Goes.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  10. This is a basket filled with love! what a sweet and beautiful card!! always so elegant, well done!

  11. The depth and richness of your colouring is so beautiful Leslie and the support in your sentiments both on the front and inside this gorgeous card will certainly inspire someone facing a challenge in their life. A very special card. Good luck in our extended challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  12. Beautiful design and what a wonderful sentiment, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Crafty Catz this week. Jac x

  13. Gorgeous creation, thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ....Merry Christmas X Carol

  14. Great card. Lovely colouring
    Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
    Hugs Katie x

  15. Great take on the sketch! Love the flower image you used!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Anyone for Anya DT
    Stampavie and More DT
    Creative Fingers DT 

  16. Beautiful card! Great job coloring the beautiful basket and using the sketch!
    Thank you for sharing your projects with us at Love to Create Challenges this week.
    Wishing you a blessed Holiday Season!
    Ruza, LTC Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  17. Lovely beautifull card. I like the colours you used.
    Thanks for joining us at Anonymous Stamps.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  18. Beautiful card, love the flower basket flower.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT
    Merry Christimas and a Happy New Year

  19. Fab card. Great layout.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  20. Lovely card - beautifully coloured image. Thanks for joining us at Love To Create for this weeks challenge.

  21. fabulous card!!! Just love how you have colored this image and the great take on the sketch

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  22. Happy new Year! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation. Your coloring on this beautiful card is amazing! I hope you join us again in our new challenge.
    Eret x

  23. Thank you for joining our challenge at Pile It On and I hope you will come back again.
    Anna xxx


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