Monday, July 2, 2012

Treasured Friend

You know how one blog takes you to another which takes you to another which takes you to another?  Well, in my blog journeying I ended up on a new blog to me: Authentique Paper.  I just love the Authentique paper's another favorite of mine.  I recently purchased some small 6x6 pads at Archiver's during a sale (of course!) and was eying the Genuine one to use.
I saw a sketch challenge on the Authentique blog that I decided to enter.  Here is the sketch:

And here is my very liberal interpretation of it:

I turned it on it's side and after trying some different shapes for those mats I decided to leave them off.  I used some Ranger Distress Ink (Faded Jeans) and also cut a rickrack strip with a Papertrey Ink die that is adhered to the chevron.  The lacy circle was cut with a Spellbinder and I used some Papertrey Ink twine to tie a generous bow.  The sentiment was done with a Close to My Heart stamp with Versamark embossed with some Adirondack powder.

This is quite a different card for me but I had fun doing it and enjoyed the result!

I entered this in the Authentique Sketch Challenge HERE.

Happy Monday and Happy Crafting!


  1. Especially like the different shapes & the texture th4e twine adds. That's a new blog to me. I'll ck it out. Thanks for sharing.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Very, very nice card Susan. Great colors and extras. Awesome work.


  3. Great job with the sketch! Love those papers (and Authentique papers). Beautiful colors!


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