Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Carnival Time!

Good morning crafty friends! Can you believe it's the 1st March already? Nor me!!!!!!!!!! I'll be heading off to the gym a little later for my Yoga Class, then we have a Parent's Evening at School with youngest later on.

It being the first of the month, it's new challenge time at Feeling Sketchy. We've got a great sponsor lined up for this time and it's Pattie Gomez from Pattie's Creations


Not only are there plenty of images at Pattie's Creations to suit all tastes, but Pattie also runs a monthly Blog Challenge where you must use an image, and she is even generous enough to sometimes provide a freebie to help you play along!

Here is the sketch we're working with this time as designed by Michelle:


and here's my "take" on it:



I've gone quite topical with this card as yesterday was Shrove Tuesday here in the UK, but in New Orleans it was Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), so I've used this beautiful carnival themed image from Pattie's Creations to create this card. I envisaged the sweep of the ribbon and feathers on the marsk as being the wavy strip of butterflies on our sketch, which is why I've added 2 further butterflies here. The protruding elements on the flourish dies are in place of the 3 blocks on the sketch.


My card recipe is as follows:
  • Card base - is black card which I've cut scored and folded to make a 13.2 x 10.5 cm card base ... I know these are very random measurements, but this was the length of the die I've used!
  • Die cuts - are both from my Crafter's Companion 2016 Advent Calendar and I've cut both of them from this lovely Regal Blue Centura Pearl cardstock, available in the Darks Pack. I've added 3 gems from my stash to the ends of the flourishes and also the middle "trefoil".
  • Image - is the wonderful Mardi Gras Mask which comes from the pen of Pattie at Pattie's Creations Etsy Store. I brought this pretty image to life using my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers in the listed colours, before fussy cutting the image out and adding it to my card
    • Peacock Feathers - AB1, AB2, TB9, BT7, MB3, CG3, Spectrum Noir Sparkle Clear Overlay to add some iridescence to the feathers 
    • Mask - AB1, AB2, AB3, TB8, TB9
    • Ribbons - CG1, CG3, CG4
    • Outline - BT1

I hope that I've inspired you to come over to Feeling Sketchy and join in with this sketch; don't forget that you can flip or turn our sketch ... we just need to see our sketch in your work, and if it's not clear then just leave us a note to explain! If you're in need of any further inspiration, please head over to the blog and check out the other wonderful creations by my very talented teamies. We'll be back with our new sketch on 15th March 2017.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Whatever you're doing today, have a great day!

Hugs, Helen x

12 comments:

  1. One of these days I'll make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras! Beautiful creation Helen! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Destination/Travel’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

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  2. Wow! What a gorgeous image, dies and card! Love it! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

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  3. I love the mask in the traditional Mardi Gras colors, Helen, and that border die is fabulous. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

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  4. Very beautiful. Love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge


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  5. Helen, Love your interpretation of that sketch, and your elements are perfect for a Mardi Gras inspired challenge! Thanks so much for joining us a second time at Words 2 Craft By. :)

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  6. Love your dramatic color combination!! Thanks for sharing with Words 2 Craft By!

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  7. Hi Helen, I hope you are well. This is a beautiful card, lovely colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.
    Pauline
    Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  8. Thank you for sharing with us over here at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Susan DT for:-  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

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  9. This is a beatiful card. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Sian.

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  10. Fabulous card xx
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Dianne DT for the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

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  11. So pretty. Love the diecuts you used.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wanda DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

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  12. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us for our challenge at MMM.

    Robbie

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Helen x