Sketchy Challenge

It may be a Bank Holiday here in the UK but that’s not putting us off our stride over at Crafty Boots Challenges where it’s time for a new theme. For the next fortnight we have a sketch for you to play with:

Crafty Boots sketch

Now I’ll be honest and tell you that I don’t always find sketches easy and this one in particular was quite a challenge. Here’s what I came up with:


I’ve teamed some raspberry cardstock with patterned paper from Craftwork cards.


Love that pearl trim from Wild Orchid Crafts that I’ve teamed here with coordinating ribbons from my stash.


The paper roses match the ribbon and I’ve slipped in a lacy doily.


Hope you’ll find time to join in with us and share your take on the sketch.

Thanks for buzzing by.


Sketchy Challenge — 6 Comments

  1. Very pretty card, I love the raspberry tones and the sweet backing paper. You will never believe this but, I have recently bought some of that very pretty pearl embellishment for myself – I have not had the opportunity to use it yet.

    this is a very good interpretation of a this challenging sketch.


  2. You did a lovely job with this, Lisette! The card is soft and feminine, and the colors are beautiful. The band of ribbons and pearls is a wonderful touch and really ties the other elements together. Fantastic work!
    Welcome back to normalcy, and here’s hoping for a much lighter work schedule for a while. xox

    I almost forgot–I don’t know if you are at all interested in the art of paper-cutting, but I have discovered a woman in your country who is nothing short of AMAZING!! Her name is Su Blackwell, and she does paper scenes that blow me away: they are very intricate and many times are cut from the pages of books. She has an exhibition in London called “Dwelling,” a collection of book sculptures. It is on view from Sept.17th-Oct.9th at the Long and Ryle gallery, 4 John Islip St., London SW1P 4PX (whatever all those numbers mean). Her online address is in case you want to check her out. If I were wealthy, I’d own some of her work; it is drop-dead gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Thanks Roberta. I took a look at Su Blackwell’s site – amazing work isn’t it?! Love that book page fairy tale castle. I would love to be able to do something like that. I would love to see her work – will have to see if I can squeeze it in somehow! Thanks for the heads up 🙂

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