Well, after a very quiet week in the crafty department I’ve felt quite invigorated again so I’ve been busy beavering away again in my little room.  I think I really needed that little break and feel so much the better for having taken it.

So, in like Flynn at almost the last minute, I made a card for Carol’s Sketch Challenge, the cutoff day is tomorrow so better late than never!  This is the sketch we had to work with this fortnight:

And this is my interpretation of the sketch:

Another grey day here in Michigan for photography, although yesterday was lovely and sunny but windy and very cold!  I decided to use the Prima flowers as my accent around the large heart as my little heart punch is far too small and looked absolutely ridiculous sitting along side the large punched heart!  Hope this still counts for the challenge, I think the intent of the sketch is still very much there.  I used a Versamark inkpad for the very first time with this card to get the tone on tone stamping on the large heart and also on the strip of light green bazzil card across the middle.  I’ve seen other crafters use it in this manner and I think it gives a very beautiful and subtle effect.  The stamping on the orange piece was done with Distress Ink in Antique Linen.


  • Card stock: 6 1/2″ x 5″ card blank ~ Bazzil card stock
  • DP: From a 12 x 12 Prima pack ~ Orange piece was a free download from Summer driggs ~ Reddish/Brown heart is The Paper Company
  • Stamps: Inkadinkado, wood mounted script and a clear set “Garden Flower” for the sentiment and the flower flourish on the green card
  • Inks: Versamark ~ Distress Ink Antique Linen ~ Stazon Black ~ Colorbox Q for edging
  • Tools: Marvy and EK Success heart punches ~ green velvet ribbon ~ gems from Recollection (Michaels own brand) ~ foam dots ~ Prima flowers sponged with Antique Linen