Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Sketch Challenge

Today at Back To Basics and Beyond we have a 
sketch challenge using the sketch below.

For my card I reversed/flipped the sketch,
putting my embellishments (trees) on the opposite side.

I used a new (to me) paper pad from Carta Bella called
'Cabin Fever'.
This is one of those paper pads that you can't help but love each and every one!
It is full of some really neat prints that I love!

The stamps I have had a long time and have never been used.
Both are from Memory Box,
 stamped in Memento Dew Drop Inks Northern Pine and Desert Sand.
I really wanted to add some white dots to the fawn but none of my
white pens will work, so I tossed them all...
that being said 
does anyone have a recommendation for a GOOD working white pen?

I added a bit of stickles and then my embellishments are
two IO pine trees, cut from a green velvet paper.
Funny but the stickles I used is the same for both,
but the upper picked up a teal color from my craft room...
oh well, it is really white!

I hope you will join us for our sketch challenge.
Make sure and visit the  Back To Basics and Beyond blog
to see all the other fun sketches the team has created!


meg said...

Beautiful stamps and layout of them, sorry hate these white pens they seem to work for such a short time.

Darlene said...

WOW What an awesome winter scene Diane! LOVE the background stamp and then the extra deer in the front and those pine trees are awesome! Absolutely beautiful!!

Ros Crawford said...

What a lovely scene... Such a wonderful card Diane and the paper looks lovely! I hardly use papers now and have such a hoard... whenever I got a pad I would hold on to my favourite papers as long as I could Lol! I hope you are doing ok? Happy Halloween! Have a great evening!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Diane, beautifully designed card, lovely winter scene, Kate x x

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the stamps and dies used and the beautiful pattern papers. I like your flipped version of the sketch too.

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the scene you've created!! It's so beautiful!! I have absolutely NO luck with white pens. None. I've tried so many different ones. If you find a good one, let me know!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Margarets designer cards said...

This is a gorgeous card, love your design and a brilliant take on the sketch

Leslie Miller said...

I actually looked up the Cabin Fever paper. I have to quit doing that! I love each page and it's all good prints for cards. Anything woodsy and natural, sigh... Anyway, I love the stamps you used. They're all so pretty together, and the die cut trees, too, along with the paper. Guess I'm saying it's all just perfect. I use the Signo Uniball white gel pen. It works every time

Dawn Phillips said...

Beautiful card hun. I use a sakura white jelly roll pen but Sandy Allnock recommends a uniball one so if I ever see one I will get one. Love Dawn x

Barbara said...

I love everything about this one Diane. From the background paper to the added die elements. Great Christmas card scene.

Linda Crowder said...

That is a really pretty card. I find that the best white pen (that works the longest) is Uniball Signo White gel pen, UM-153. Be sure to store it point down and do not shake or peck it on something to get it going if it clogs. It allows air bubbles to form in the gel ink and that separates the ink,leaving a spot where you have no flow. If it clogs,which I have never had happen, wipe it with a cloth dipped in warm water.