Sunday, November 23, 2014

With Gratitude {Paper Smooches SPARKS}

Hello friends, 

It's time for another Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! This week is a Designer Draft or a sketch challenge. 

Confession time:  I have to admit that this sketch got the best of me... hangs head in I simplified the sketch- a lot and here's what I came up with:

I stamped two of the large leaves from Leafy Greens onto a cream card stock panel.  These leaves are taking the place of the squares on the sketch.  Next I added the sentiment from Chit Chat in brown ink.  After I stamped it, I thought about stamping it on a banner- ala the sketch, but I decided to leave it as is. 

I felt that the card was a little too simple, so I added the stitched die lines from the Stitched die set and adhered the stamped panel onto a piece of woodgrain patterned paper before attaching it to a cream card base.  

Here's a look at this week's inspiration sketch:

Ready to play? You know the routine! You have until 11:59 PT on Saturday, November 29, 2014 to link up your take on this week's challenge to the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store. Woot, woot!  

Well that's all for me today!  Be sure to check out inspiration from the awesome members of the Paper Smooches SPARKS team playing along with this week's challenge:

Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. LOVE your SWEET Card!! Those Leaves are so FUN just Floating away!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

  2. I think it's a wonderful take on the sketch, Katie! A beautiful CAS card, and I like the dimension of the stitched lines. Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving this week!

  3. LOVE it, the stitches lines for the stem was inspired!

  4. Do NOT hang your head in shame! You have nailed this sketch! A sketch is just for inspiration anyway! LOL! Your design is perfect---- love the large leaves and how the ink color is so bright/bold! LOVE the stitched lines--- love the woodgrain background! FAB x10000000000!

  5. Oh I am glad you persevered! This CAS version of the sketch is gorgeous. Love the simple stitching through the leaves.

  6. I love that this card is one layer and so vibrant and full of color - I think you did a great job!! Love the sentiment and the dashes on the leaves - very well done!! You did it!!

  7. Sometimes sketches get the best of me, too. I would have never guessed you struggled with the sketch...Your card is beautiful, Katie! Love!


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