Hello! Today I am sharing a card that I made using the October Sketch Challenge from White Rose Crafts. I had been trying to make each of these sketches into a scrapbook page, but I immediately had a card idea for it, so I decided to go with that instead. To see the sketch and get the low down on the rules, please visit the White Rose Crafts Gallery on Facebook.
The circle on the sketch really inspired me to make a shaker element, so I started off with that. I die cut a circle from white cardstock, and twice from 2 pieces of craft foam, using a 2 circles from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I knew I wanted to use the Trick or Treat Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground, and then I backed the shaker with a piece of double sided cardstock from American Crafts’ Haunted Hollow” collection called Caution. I also brushed on several colors using my Zig Clean Color Markers to the circle, but I think I could have left it white and it would have looked just fine.
I love that ghost that is peeking out from the jumble of sequins. There are a couple of pumpkins hiding in there too! Next, I decided to work with a non-Halloween stamp set, which was the Easter Party stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I thought they were perfect trick-or-treaters, and coloring the flower as a sunflower really makes the card seem more Autumnal and less Spring-like. I also used a couple of pumpkins from the Pick of the Patch stamp set, also from Lawn Fawn. All of these elements were colored with my Zigs. My sentiment is also from Pick of the Patch.
I absolutely love mixing patterns together, and I knew this sketch was a great opportunity to do just that. My all-time favorite pattern is houndstooth, and it just so happened to be the opposite side of the “Caution” paper, so I knew I had to use that. I also used a dark wood grain looking paper from Kaisercraft’s Bombay Sunset paper pad. Lastly, I decided to make my own patterned paper. I took a piece of orange cardstock and inked it with the Ocean Wave stencil from Uniquely Creative, using Dusty Concord Distress Oxide. I mounted everything on to a black card base, and I added a piece of white cardstock to the inside so that I could write to my recipient.
This may be my favorite sketch from White Rose Crafts this year, I really enjoyed playing with the different shapes and patterns. I am entering this card into the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, which is Awesome Autumn. I hope you’ll play along with the Sketch Challenge. Head over to the Gallery on FB to learn more. And then, hit up the White Rose Crafts shop to see all of the new and exciting products that have just arrived! You can use my code, “Alison 15” to save 15% off of your purchase. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
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