Monday, October 6, 2014

STAMPlorations sketch #21

Happy Friday!
Sketch #21 is up at STAMPlorations and it looks like this.

And, well, my card looks like this.

It's portrait, like the sketch. There are some lines on the bottom half. There's a sentiment running along the side. Sort of.

This was one of those "life of its own" projects. Ya know those kind? Remember the lime green tinted texture paste from Exploration STAMPlorations Day 4? Well the excess made its way onto a tag. Which evolved into a tag card using two alcohol-inked acetate daisies that I originally considered using on  Day 4's card! Somehow those "stems" on the tag reminded me of the lines on the bottom of Sketch 21 and thus the funky sentiment was born.

I'm actually pretty happy with the result and it's on its way to a dear friend who could use all the happy she can get.

The funky color combo from A Sprinkle of Imagination's monthly challenge was the inspiration behind this. I just love it.

BTW, the acetate is recycled packaging from my new corner chomper (yes, finally). And the "happy" was die cut from a kleenex box. Love that it's extra sturdy. If letters that skinny can possibly be sturdy...

Take a look at the gorgeous card our guest designer, Elaine, of Craft E Place made for us, as well as my teamies' creations. Then give this sketch a shot. There are prizes and a guest designer spot to be had ;)

Paper:  manila tag
Stamps: STAMPlorations, envelope BG Hero Arts
Ink : Alcohol inks, Versafine
Tools: die PTI
Other: texture paste, ribbon, acetate


  1. AWESOME flowers!! Acetate? -- very cool looking~

  2. Wow !! this looks stunning ..I love those acetate flowers and that stencilled background !

  3. WOW! Love the way ther flowers turned out. They REALLY pop. Great card Maria. - Jim

  4. Very bright and happy! The vellum flowers are just so cool and unique! Thanks for sharing.

  5. The colours are amazing! I love the lime green it makes the whole card pop! I think I need some alcohol inks the flowers are amazing.

  6. Wow this is the prettiest tag! love the use of colors :)

  7. Amazing flowers! Gotta remember the acetate inking - fabulous tag, Maria!

  8. Hi Maria. Awesome colours, love the acetate daisies! They are such a great idea. Have a lovely day! Hugs Monika xxx

  9. Awesome!! Your friend will experience a whole lot of "happy" when this arrives in her mailbox! Acetate flowers, cool 'grass', kleenex box letters...yes, you're the definition of 'creative'!

  10. Love this!!!! Colors are fab-- and that envelope background stamp-- I keep meaning to use mine. Looks awesome on your tag! Love the mix of black and white patterns, especially love that houndstooth!! Very cool, very you! Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving such a nice comment!! I owe you an email--soon!! xo

  11. I loved the lime stems first time round so great to see again and what a funky way to use the sentiment....question....what ink did you use to stamp on the acetate, when you can I would love to know xx

  12. your acetate flowers are amazing! Love it, Maria!! xx

  13. Love this tag card, Maria! The envelope pattern, the dogtooth, the polka dots all work so well with the lime and purple.

  14. Maria I absolutely love how you were able to capture all those (difficult in my mind) colours on your tag/card! Just the right contrast of patterns.

  15. Those acetate flowers are so beautiful! I love the color combo, very bright and happy :)

  16. Wow, Maria ... what fabulous, fun colours! So much interest and texture and dimension ... and such gorgeous acetate daisies! Cool placement of the sentiment (and use of the kleenex box!) Anita :)


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