Sunday, March 3, 2013

CAS(E) This Sketch #17



I decided to play with the current CAS(e) this Sketch challenge.  I sat in my craft room for what felt like FOREVER last night and just felt stumped, totally unsure as to where to start and with what!  I even thought to myself maybe my time is up as a card maker, maybe I just don't have what it takes anymore!

Then I went on the "google" search for anything to inspire me, a colour challenge, a sketch challenge, just anything!  Thank goodness for challenges, they really are a great place for a kickstart when you need one.  So I picked a few that appealed to me and made 3 cards.  And today I'll share my CAS(e) this Sketch card.


Paper: Neenah White; PTI cardstock
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: Jane's Doodle "Big Sentiments"
Other: PTI die; Washi Tape (Freckled Fawn)

I used left overs from previous projects that were lying around on my desk.  It comes a point when those leftovers start really irritating me and I just cannot bring myself to throw them away and just HAVE to use them, and so I did, the flower and those little circles which are the centers for those die cut flowers for example.

The I was going to round two corners on the card but alas, when I when to get my corner chomper out of the drawer I was really peeved!  I must have got it jammed when I last put it away and one of those side wings had snapped off!  (So happy that I am coming to the States next month...I can shop for crafty stuff...).

Off to spend time with my chickadee and my Mom who is visiting today.  Wishing you a fabulous end to the weekend!




17 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh you've still got what it takes girl, this is awesome! All of us have our mojo take a vacation from time to time don't give up ;)

Barb said...

Hi Bren! I can totally relate to how you were feeling - happens often to me! So glad you found some challenges to get your creativity flowing - love this pretty card - that flower is fabulous! Sending hugs! :)

Tina said...

Brenda, such vacuums happens all the time... I love your card so much. I have this daisy die and never use it. You totally inspired me to pull it out. Thanks for the inspiration and the sweet Birthday wishes on the Flickr group.

Lisa Arana said...

nooooooo, not your corner chomper! i feel your pain, I use mine all the time.

Darling card, love that lace stamp. thanks so much for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Rosemary said...

what a fun and clever take on the sketch, brenda!! love it!!

Lisa said...

Don't worry! You still got it girl! You should have just busted out a bottle of wine and headed to the craft room :) then maybe that poor chomper wouldn't have bit the dust- haha!
Love that lace washi and PTI flower!!
Can't hardly wait to see you!!!!!!
XX

joy said...

What would we do without the internet?? There are so many examples online to spark our creativity. I love what you've done with the sketch, Brenda! The flower is so pretty. Have fun with your mom!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Hi Brenda. Your card is wonderful. I love the simpicity of it. I just want to let you know that I feel stumped more times than not. I am so happy to see that you can work it out and creative a masterpiece. Now if I could just figure out things like that and maybe my mojo will be back and I will be sharing cards sooner than later. One can only hope! Lol. Hugs.

Robin K. said...

I can absolutely relate Brenda- it seems like winter has just sucked the creativity right out of me:(. You were smart to jump start yours with a challenge- love how you used your scraps and that pretty flower!

walchowDesign said...

Beautifully done, Brenda! Love the clean and crispy look of the card! The circles have somehow catch my attention!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Fab colours - I love how you've grounded that pretty daisy on black - very dramatic! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Michelle said...

Oh boy, I know the feeling and love sketch challenges o get my creative juices going!
Beautiful card! I love the flower and washi tape!

Trinh said...

I understand where you are coming from. Sometimes I just sit in my craft room, at a loss as to where to begin. No worries for you - you still got it! Love what you are doing with the leftovers. I stash them and then never get aroung to using them.

CinnamonSally said...

Love this fabulous CAS card so much that I just had to Pin it Brenda, such a fabulous CAS design!

Jen W. said...

Fun take on the sketch - love all the different elements! Thanks for playing along at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Maureen Morton said...

Know what you are feeling, Brenda - been there, done that! But this design is such an eye-popper! Love it.

Petra Swart said...

WOW, beautiful card, Brenda! Love that flower! So nice to 'discover' South Africans all over blogland!! Hope everything is well in PMB! Happy crafting!
Groete uit George!