Hello friends!! It is a wet and really cold day here in Western Washington... typical mid-December for us. I don't mind the cold, but combined with the wet... not so fun! Anywhoo... I have a card to share today that I made for this month's Sketch for You to Try challenge. I was so sad when I read Jen's (the owner of SFYTT) post and saw that she has decided to shut down SFYTT. When I first started posting cards online SFYTT was one of those challenge blogs that I always saw people talking about and posting their cards for. I checked out the challenge a few times, but never seemed to be able to get something done in time to play along. I was finally able to start playing along toward the end of 2011 and challenged myself to complete all the sketches for 2012. Much to my surprise and delight I was even asked to be a guest designer for SFYTT in March of this year!! So... yeah... I was definitely sad when I read Jen's post. But with the posting of this card I will have met my goal of completing all the sketches for 2012... Yay!! The complete list is at the end of this post.
For my card I decided to use a recently acquire My Mind's Eye stamp set that coordinated with the newly released My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 3 collection, Ruby. The sentiment is from a PTI mini set, Signature Series Dress Form. SU!'s Ruby Red (an ink they no longer carry) is a really good match for one of the reds found in the patterned paper so I used that to stamp the doily image. I cut it out with a Spellbinders plain circle die and then matted it with a plain circle of Ruby Red cardstock. The fishtail flags were cut with... yep... my totally over-worked Fishtail Flag Stax dies from My Favorite Things. The kraft cardstock was embossed using a new SU! embossing folder, Fancy Fans. While not part of the sketch I added the sentiment as shown because I liked how it looked!! Finished it off with a kraft colored button and some twine that matched. So there you have it... my final SFYTT card. Now here is a list of all my SFYTT cards for the year: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks to Jen for hosting such a fabulous sketch challenge that so many paper crafters have enjoyed!!!
Supplies: Cardstock: SU! Crumb Cake; PTI cream; PP: My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 3 Ruby; Stamps: My Mind's Eye & PTI; Ink: SU! Ruby Red; Dies: Spellbinderrs & My Favorite Things; button: PTI; Twine: The Funkie Junkie