Sunday, January 15, 2012

OWH Sunday Sketch

For this weeks OWH Sunday Sketch I decided to go with bright happy colors to offset the cold and snow we got over the last few days here in Iowa.  Up til now winter has been FABULOUS - sunny and temps in the 50s.  Not "Midwest winter" at all.  Now winter has arrived, but I am fighting back with some bright flowers...

I used my Book Print  Impression plate that I actually had forgotten about.  I love the randomness to the letter placement.  I also used my Take Three die.  It perfectly cut those squares (I was very happy when I measured them and they were exactly what the sketch called for.  And lastly I used my Background Basics: Newsprint.  The column stamp fit perfectly within the cut squares.  Easy peasy!
The flowers, leaves and sentiment are from Flower Fusion 6 & 7.  I did a little selective inking to turn the single line sentiment that was too long into a 2 line sentiment that fit perfectly.

Colors are [SU!] Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade - both from the In Colors 2012
I also used Basic Gray and Black ink on the text.

Thanks for stopping!


  1. I love how you framed the flowers and had the leaves peek out from behind- so clever! Thanks for playing with this week's sketch!

  2. I love this! Those little leaves are such a nice touch!

  3. Awesome interpretation of the sketch! I love how you used the frames for the squares. The colors work great also and yes, they are so cheery!

  4. Maureen, I love everything about this card. Your design is brilliant!

  5. Fabulous work! I love the tone-on-ton textures of the red and the text paper and how you cut windows... what a really creative, fun interpretation on this week's sketch.

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

  6. Love that newsprint with the bright coral, Maureen! Great card! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!