Saturday, 24 January 2015

Super Sketches

There are a couple of challenges at the moment with simply terrific sketches which have really fired my enthusiasm.
These are Freshly Made Sketches and CASe this Sketch
I have already made cards for each of these challenges already but here are a couple more.

This is  for CASe this Sketch
I think it's a terrific sketch. I used Memory Box Butterflies, cut from a piece of card which I inked with Distress Inks and water,allowed to dry, then over stamped with gold embossed flowers, which I'd  added a little more colour to.
I also stamped the flowers onto the black panel and clear embossed. This doesn't show up too well on this picture but it does add a little interest to the card itself without detracting attention from the butterflies themselves.

Again I stamped the black card with flowers and clear embossed them. The sentiment from Clearly Besotted is cut from the same piece of water-coloured card as the previous card. It's the larger version of the same Memory Box butterfly, this time with its filigree overlay added.
What a great sketch, I'm sure I'll be using this one many times in future!


  1. Gorgeous cards, as ever Chrissie, I love the dramatic colour scheme.

  2. So good to see another one of your beautiful cards in the CTS gallery Chrissie!
    Thanks so much!

  3. Chrissie, I love the intensity of the black and orange together, and you are so right, that clear embossing of the flowers in the background add awesome texture without detracting from the butterflies. I must try that technique! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

  4. Okay, you've inspired me, Chrissie. I HAVE to make cards for these challenges. The idea of embossing flowers on the butterfly wings is a great one, so pretty.

  5. Stunning cards, Chrissie. I love the vibrancy of the orange against the black.
    Thanks for the lovely comment on my card - the die is a Spellbinders Shapeabilities "Grateful Lattice".

  6. This is a really beautiful card, Chrissie. I love the embossed background and the beautiful layered butterfly. Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week!

  7. Totally gorgeous Chrissie, now shhhh. but if I were on CTS, you would be my winner here!!! The bold orange with this is so DRAMATIC!! = LOVE!!!

    Thanks for joining us at CASology this challenge for the FRIENDS cue this week!!!!

  8. Wonderful cards! I love those butterflies on the black!


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