Thursday, February 28, 2013

Smile - COF and Deconstructed Sketch

Hi Friends!
I hope you're having a wonderful Thursday!
I've got another fun card for you using this week's Deconstructed Sketch!

For my card, I've used the sunflower die from My Favorite things and paper from American Crafts, My Girl and tried to incorporate in all of the elements from this month's challenge in my Crafter's of Faith group! And I hope that, just as I always see a Deconstructed Sketch through my unique point of view, that Tami won't mind my unique take on her COF challenge too. :)
I got out some Maroon 5 on the ipod and set to work making a card to meet all of Tami's fun guidelines:

I have a crafting tool that I just had to have and have hardly used. Does that sound remotely familiar?! I think you all may have the same tool in your arsenal. I would like you to drag out your scoring tool. Scor-Pal mini, biggie, Martha mini, biggie or if you do not have one of those, I am sure that you may have a scoring blade on your paper cutter. SCORE!!! It would be fun to see how you all incorporate scoring onto your card. You know I am into 'use what'cha got', so if you do not have a scoring tool of any sort, please create without this element. Oh and I do not mean just a score to fold your cardbase in half! LOL 
While it is a 'lovely' month February, let's create a card that is not Valentine's themed. That being said, it is the second part of this challenge. Let's not use Valentine theme, red, pink or white colors anywhere on our cards. That includes the paper you stamp your image on....*gasp*! 
For our third element, how about we place both an image and a sentiment on the front of the card.

Okay, let's see:
-Scoring (I scored the center of my card and then placed the patterned paper inside)
-No pink or red or white. Well, oopsie...I forgot about the white part. I'm so sorry, Tami. I know it may seem like a fail in that area, but I actually started to use pink too and stopped myself from that part, so hopefully that counts for something. :) This card doesn't look anything Valentine's, so I got that part right. AND I didn't stamp any image on white...
-An image and sentiment on front (I hope my sunflower can count as my image. I just really wanted to try to do a card with no coloring for this fun sketch).

And that's my card! Thank you so much for popping by and thanks to Tami for such a wonderful COF challenge this month. I ♥ that Gal!! You can see all of the COF creations by clicking on the list of Ladies on my sidebar.

I hope you will check out the fabulous creations of the other Deconstructed Sketch Girls and play along with us this week! I just might have to use this sketch a second time! Have a great one!

Sketch Girls:


Dawn Easton said...

Wonderful! Love your sunflower! Thanks for the reminder about that die! Time to pull it out again! LOL! Thank you for the inspiration!

Sandra MacLean said...

Can I just say Kadie, that I squealed when I saw your card last night! It is GORGEOUS!!! I am in love with the colors and the sunflower just makes me smile!

marsha said...

Cool card Kadie! Love the design and that sunflower is gorgeous!
Hugs and blessings,

April said...

Great card Kadie-bug!! What a great sunflowers! Your style is just amazing!

I cheated on the challenge and stamped on cream...lmbo.....

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous card, Kadie!! Love the color combo and great sunflower...fabulous take on this weeks sketch!!

Barb said...

Kadie--your card is wonderful. I love the colors and the layout is so pretty.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Kadie, this is beautiful! Love that flower! WOW! such a nice card.

:: BlueInks :: said...

oh my goodness, I ♥ u too! I really ♥ this card as well. Those papers, that flower, oh and the little yellow die for. Great job! Pink is overrated anyway! ;)

Jackie said...

This is a fabulous card Kadie & I love the sketch...may have to give it a whirl!

MiamiKel said...

Oh my stars, Kadie - this is a show stopper!! What a gorgeous card, both in color and design! The sunflower is oh so gorgeous - good thing I already have my 'copy a kadie card' picked out, LOL!

I LOVE your card this month, my friend! x0x0

maryrose said...

Super cute card! I LOVE that sunflower! This card really makes me smile!

Creative M said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!
Have a FABULOUS day,

Carol W said...

OH my goodness Sweet Kadie bug...this card is AMAZING...I love the color scheme and the layout...a true well done....I need lessons...((hugs)) my sweet friend.

Darlene said...

Oh how very festive and cheery!! Kadie, I am in love with your sunflower! Love the layout and your interpretation of both the challenge and the sketch is fantastic. That yellow stitching is a fun element too. Such a great card from a great person!

Donna Wardle said...

Kadie!! LOVE the sunflower... The whole card is just gorgeous and love all the little details you have added!! Beautiful, beautiful work!! Xx

Liz Williams said...

I love this great layout, the variey of textures and that terrific sunflower.

Jennifer Shults said...

This is gorgeous Kadie! I love that wonderful flower die and the wonderful colors and papers you used!