CCMCSUM13 – 01 Sketch Challenge






Today is the first challenge for the Summer Collection: Create with Connie & Mary!  Each week, these lovely gals give us, and YOU, a card challenge!  This first challenge is a layout…



Great layout – isn’t it!!  Here is what I came up with…

Week 1 challenge


I knew I really wanted to use the “Gifts of Kindness” stamp set as it was my first choice of sets from the new catalogue.  I’ve owned it now for 2 weeks and I hadn’t used it yet!  I cut an oval with a framelit and stamped the flower image in Pear Pizzazz.  Then I stamped the same image on another scrap of white cardstock in Wisteria Wonder.  I then cut out the flower petals and glued them onto the oval piece.   

Another new set I really wanted to try out, “Background Builders”, was used on the Wisteria Wonder piece towards the bottom of the card.  I LOVE it!!!  What a great set!

Visit the Create with Connie & Mary site today to see what other designers came up for this sketch and then give this card sketch a try for yourself!

Supplies used:

Stamps – Gifts of Kindness, Background Builders

Ink & Paper – Crushed Curry, Wisteria Wonder, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade

Accessories – Big Shot, Oval framelits, Modern Mosaic embossing folder


Natasha signature 2013


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  1. Wowza, your card is totally gorgeous! I am totally drawn in to how cool your flower is. TFS and smiles, Elizabeth

  2. melissa davies says:

    I love the Incolors against the Curry! Fantastic color choice! The background builder is a nice addition to the Gifts of Kindness! Just lovely!

  3. Gorgeous! I am loving your color combo, the Crushed Curry adds a real depth to the card.

  4. I can’t believe you fussy cut those flowers, what patience! Great job with the challenge!

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