Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sketch Saturday Challenge #275

I'm so excited - I'm hosting Sketch Saturday this week!  The sponsor is Mabelle RO from Whimsy and Stars Studios and she is generously offering 4 MRO digis to one lucky participant in this week's challenge.
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Also, our guest designer this month is my friend Laura - Yay!  I love her clean style and beautiful coloring.

Lastly, I designed the sketch this week!  Here it is SS275:

This is what I was thinking when I created the sketch.  Mainly the center panel being recessed and embossed - or maybe a patterned paper that is stitched around the perimeter.  I went the recessed and embossed route, to make the layered frame I used my Cricut mini. 
Mabelle generously offered the design team some Fall images to work with.  I was thrilled to see "It's Fall" back in her shop - one of my many favorites.
I thought adding a woodgrain to the letters would be a great detail.  I thought about paper-piecing the letters with woodgrain paper.  In the end, I opted to print the image twice, color the letters then stamp with a woodgrain background stamp from A|Muse Studios.  I cut the stamped letters out and paper-pieced them on the colored image.

Supplies --
Image: MRO "It's Fall"
Stamp: A|Muse woodgrain background
Patterned Papers: Simple Stories Harvest Lane
Cardstock: PTI Dark Chocolate and Canyon Clay
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate
Copic Colors: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, YR12, YR15, YR18, YR21, YR23, YR24, BG10, BG72, R37, R89, YG91, YG93, YG95
Ribbon: PTI Pure Poppy
Cuttlebug and pumpkin embossing folder
Cricut Mini

You can use any image to enter a Sketch Saturday Challenge, but be sure to use the sketch.  Mabelle is offering 4 MRO digis as the prize this week!  Hope you will join us. 

You can see all the great inspiration from the Sketch Saturday DT HERE

Addicted to Stamps and more - Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp - Animal
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes 
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Spooled item

Thanks for stopping by...


  1. Wow....this is simply one amazing card!

  2. This is fabulous, Deb! I love what you did with the word. Keeping the panel simple and only embossing it makes the word stand out as your focal point!
    Cathy xx

  3. A fabulous card Deb, I love your design and stunning colour scheme. Gorgeous embossing and your sentiment/image is just beautiful!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  4. I think this is a great design and choice of colors for an autumn themed card!

  5. Beautiful card, great idea to use an embossed piece as a center!

  6. This is really lovely Deb! I love the word 'Fall' and your sketch is fab! :)
    Lizy xx

  7. What a fabulous card, Debra! Love the autumn colours, and how you created the 'FALL' sentiment. Great sketch too!

    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, and good luck in the draw.

    Jennifer. x

  8. WOW - this is definitely a stunning fall card - love it! Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)
    Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge

  9. Hi Debra. I LOVE this!!! The embossed background with that striped paper and then your wonderfully paper pieced words.... awesome!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  10. Love the new Teddy on the pumpkin and you have done an awesome job - as always. Love the fall leaves bg paper. Also love your take on the sketch - very creative.

  11. Wow! What a great card! Thanks so much for joining us at ATSM. Good luck.. :)

  12. Absolutely lovin' this Fall card! The pumpkin embossing is truly fabulous. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

  13. Love the way you pieced the letters! This is gorgeous!

  14. It's a beautiful card... love the paper you've used and your amazing colouring!
    ;-) Alex H.

  15. Lovin your fabulous Fall cards, Debra! Hugs, Lesley