Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Deconstructed Sketch #112...Just Because...

Happy "Hump Day!"  One of my favorite commercials lately is the camel walking through the office asking everyone what day it is, making sure everyone there knows Wednesday is "Hump Day" me the giggles every time I see it. "How happy are people who switch to XXX?  Happy as a camel on Wednesday."   :)

Today's card was inspired by this week's  Deconstructed Sketch #112.  I started following the sketch pretty closely, then the card took on a direction of it's own...but I think you can still see the sketch in the card (?)...

Here's this week's sketch...once again, I did change the shape of the card...and then the three vertical strips kind of "morphed" into thinner strips with staggered heights...but the heart stayed in place...LOL...

Here are a few closeups. The floral cluster looks large because it sits up on top of three crinkled seam binding bows that give the whole cluster the illusion of a larger size. It's actually only three small sweetheart blossoms and three leaves, with one leafy-branch extending from the bottom...

I couldn't resist the temptation to dry-brush white paint around the edges of the burlap heart...

The two little butterflies are punched from patterned paper, and topped with a coating of clear coarse glitter...

Patterned papers:   Prima Nature Garden collection (background);   Authentique Grace collection (text & dot)
Dies:   Xyron Shapez/Heart by Spellbinders;   My Favorite Things Royal Leaves;   Sizzix Flowers Branches & Leaves
Sentiment stamp:   Fiskars          Butterfly punch:   Martha Stewart          Pearls:   Prima
Lace trim:   LittleRedCottage on Etsy          Hug Snug seam binding
Miscellaneous:   burlap, white cording, clear coarse glitter

Thanks so much for visiting today.  I'll be back on Friday with a card where I "got my stamp on!" :)


  1. Ooooh my goodness Kathy! I am in love! :) What an AMAZING creation yet again .. it is so DREAMY & absolutely GORGEOUS! Your colors, the textures .. sigh ..!!!! And I love those Deconstructive sketches a lot and you do such a FAB job with them!

    Happy Hump Day! hehehe!!!

    Big Hugs,

  2. Stunning creation Kathy, so pretty xx

  3. Beautiful! And based of a great sketch too. Love love LOVE the burlap heart!

  4. This looks wonderful... so pretty, love the heart and butterflies and of course the flowers, and you did follow the sketch, just created your card your way!!

  5. What a beautiful card, Kathy! It is absolutely stunning. Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing your work. I love all the distress work. What is your secret? Mine never looks like that when I try that technique.

  6. It's my first time here and I truly enjoy seeing your creations :) This card is absolutely beautiful, amazing design! Hope to see more of your art pieces :)


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