Monday, 9 September 2013

Through The Purple Haze Challenges - Penny Black sponsored sketch challenge.

This weeks challenge on the TTPHC blog was a sketch,

and was sponsored by the wonderful Penny Black.

For those who are unaware - a sketch is a simple outline drawing to show where the main image, embellishments, sentiment etc should be placed on the card. The sketch can be rotated or mirrored to add interest or look balanced on the card blank depending on the size you have chosen to work on.

This is the sketch we were provided with.

Here is the card I created interpreted from the sketch. 

I decided to use the same shapes throughout the card but wanted to use an unusual shape rather than squares or circles. I decided to use the decagon dies from Spellbinders. 

I chose to work with a Kanban stamp set which I adore and chose a beige, brown and cream colour theme.

I stamped the image of the dress on to white card and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. I cut it out using the biggest of the decagon dies. 

I stamped two of each of the crown#1 stamp, crown#2 stamp and the clothing hanger stamp and again heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I coloured the images in with Promarkers using Caramel, Mustard, Henna and cinnamon.

I cut out a 6 inch circle using the EK Success Circle Scissor Pro. (A-MAZ-ING tool, fabulous to use and cuts the most intricate circles, fantastic.....) 
I embossed it using the grid mask from Stamps Away, inked it with Pumice Stone and Old Paper Distress Inks, placed the mask back on to the circle, then inked it with clear ink and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. 

I cut lengths of different types of ribbon and coloured each one with a Promarker from the colour palette I had chosen.

I then followed the sketch to put the elements together, adding height to the different pieces using foam pads. 

I wanted my version of the sketch to be different as we have all done a sample with the same sketch on the team. I wanted to keep in neutral but add a gleam with the embossing powders.

I hope you like my take on this weeks challenge. 

Thanks for popping by. Toodles. 


  1. Love the card and the colours awesome job! Lisa you have done a great job well done! Anita xx

  2. Love the card and the colours awesome job! Lisa you have done a great job well done! Anita xx

  3. Gorgeous, Lisa! Love the sepia colors! It's a beauty!


  4. I am not a fan of sepia cards...but can see the work in this one and think its just lovely.