Saturday, May 22, 2010

Father's Day 2010 - Sketch Challenge

My new favourite challenge finder site is this one: The Daily Dare.  It's a challenge cataloguer that links to all sites with card or scrapbook challenges.  I created a sketch challenge once (you can see it here) and it magically found its way to this site's list for that day!  I love it!

So, I happened upon Sketch Girl Annie's blog.  I really like how her sketches are coloured.  Sometimes, when it's black and white, I have trouble separating the layers of the sketch into separate pieces.  Sketch #18 is the one I've answered today.  Here is her sketch:

First of all, straight and clean is right up my alley.  This card is so geometric, though, that it spoke to me as a "masculine" card.  So, I made a father's day card with it: one for my father and one for my father-in-law.

While it is hard to see in the photo, the tie is made black of ribbon.  Boy, they were hard to make, I tell you.  Those teeny knots gave me so much trouble!  I think I made five ties to get two survivors!  Once again, I should have inked the edges of the shirt, but I didn't.  I was afraid it would make it look like a soiled shirt, so I forwent the inking.  However, it's hard to make out the collar with out it.  Oh well, I still like it!  I debated using the faux stitching on the blocks (because it was A LOT of piercing) but I do really love the patchwork look.  So, I decided to do it.

I added the sentiment flags to the sketch for my card and handwrote the message (totally love the Sharpie pens!).  I forget where I learned the trick to get the notch on the sentiment strips, but it's a good one.  Write your message on a rectangular strip and then use one corner of a square punch to cut the notch in it!  Easy!

Hope you like my card.  Now I just have to find some nice wording for the insides.  I think this is the earliest I've been ready for ANY card giving event!  Woo hoo!



  1. Can you say perfect masculine card?!?!! What a great shirt and I like the PP with the stitching.
    LOL that you are this far ahead...what will you be doing in June now :>)
    So happy you found us at Sketch Girl - thanks for joining in!!!

  2. Goodness, your handwriting is fantastic! Mine is terrible thanks to carpal tunnel and tendonitis, so I'm always in awe of those that write so pretty! Your card is so original--I love it! Thanks for playing with us at Sketch Girl!

  3. Very creative! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Girl!

  4. Beautiful card and Dad is definitely the name on this card. Thanks for playing along. Good luck.

  5. what a great card..... thanks for joining us at Sketch Girl and look forward to seeing your creations again....


  6. Oh how cool is that?!!! Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at sketch girl!

  7. Very innovative. I love how you made the shirt and tie. Great job with the sketch too!

  8. Oh I love this!!! I struggle with any card that is masculine, so I love inspiration! Your card is super!!!
    SG Hugs


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