Sunday, 10 January 2010

My first 'Delightful Sketch'

I was doing a spot of blog hopping yesterday and while I was checking out Royal Things, the blog of the incredibly talented Cindy, I came across yet another challenge blog.

Delightful Sketches is, as the name suggests, yet another blog that offers templates to work from each week, so I thought I would add it to my list and have a go.

Here’s this weeks template


And here's my attempt at it.



I’ve used an image that I found on the internet, which I’ve distressed with ink and then threaded the cord through the top of the image to make it look like a lasso….not sure I managed that too well but I gave it a shot!

The rest speaks for its self really, lots of layering, inking and ‘Martha Stewart’ borders as well as, get this……some machine stitching around the edge of one of the panels.


Now, anyone who knows me knows that I can’t machine a straight line to save myself and this instance was no different. Fortunately thought I’ve managed to hide the wonky bit under the borders at the bottom, so no one will ever know…right!


A5 Card Blank – Craft Creations (Embossed Hammer)
Patterned papers – Memory Stor (Costco Kit)
Inks –Tsukineko Tim Holts Distress Ink (Old Paper & Vintage Photo)
Paper Punch – Martha Stewart Embossing Border (Zig Zag)

Other StuffCord
Eyelets
Computer Generated Greeting

9 comments:

June said...

excellent sue and the subject is so unusual and cleverly designed
hugs June xxx

Cindy said...

Awesome card!!! So good to see you at Delightful Sketches!

Wendy said...

This is fabby Sue and I luv the way you used the rope!! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches!!

Craftyanny said...

Love it!!!!
Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches!!
Anne x

Rachel said...

Oh, this is precious!! thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.
hugs,
Rachel

Lisa said...

what a cute cowboy!!! adorable, thanks for joining us at DS

Julie said...

A fantastic card for a boy. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.
Julie x

dstandard said...

FAbulous card!

rosalien said...

Whoww, this is greatm and it sure looks like a lasso, You did a great job with this card. Thanks for joining Delightful Sketches.

Rosalien