Tuesday, March 13, 2012

thank you (scraps & sketch)

Do you know the solution to keeping all of the artwork your kids bring home from school without actually keeping it?  Photograph it.  And scrap it.  And then take it one step further and use it for making cards.  (Did I mention I haven't gotten myself to climb the mountain of scrapbooking yet.  It's still a bit too overwhelming.)

DD made me this for my bday a couple of years back.  Distress Inks to the max.

Well now it's been photographed for posterity and turned into this.

Punched the flowers out of the card.  Added a few scraps of pink gingham PP, a mock sewn frame and the sentiment.  I like how it repeats along the bottom like the squares repeat.

Entering the challenges at Fetch-a-Sketch #19.  I was their guest designer back in January and haven't played with them since.  And the colors are from Kathy's Lily Pad Palette.  And since I've incorporated flowers, the Hero Arts March challenge.


Appreciate your stopping by.

Supplies thank you:
Paper: blank card Buttinnette, PP Heyda
Stamps:stitches Crafty Secrets,  sentiment Hero Arts
Ink: Distress Ink, Versamagic chalk
Tools: square punch EKS, flower punches MakeMe


~amy~ said...

Awesome way to save some of the artwork!

cardcreationsnz said...

Lovely card. Love the grid layout and the repeated thank you along the bottom.

Barb said...

I think this is such a neat idea! You could even make the cards to give BACK to the kids! Love it! Thanks for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards! :)

Kathy said...

oh my ...oh my this is what I call sheer genius and I just love your card, design and execution. Thanks for playing along with "Kathy's Lily Pad Palette Color Challenge" :)

Jenny said...

ohhh gorgeous take on the sketch and I love a bit of recycling! Excellent! Hope you're well, Maria! So pleased to have you playing along with Fetch A Sketch! ;) x

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