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Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in Sketch Challenge, Stars and Stamps | 10 comments

Sketch Challenge #165

Sketch Challenge #165

Oh my goodness, can you believe it’s almost the last of March already? Spring has finally sprung and I don’t know about you… but that always gives my mojo a little jump start. Sketches are always helpful in the mojo department and this week’s sketch is no exception. Time to break out your colorful spring papers and images, and get busy. This sketch will get you started.


The inspiration for this sketch is this beautiful card by the ever so talented Patricia over at Thinking of Inking.

Sketch165 Sample Patricia H

Are you as in love with the colors in her patterned paper as I am? Everything comes together so beautifully. Did you notice the sentiment is stamped directly on patterned paper? Wonder why you try this and it can’t be read very well? Tip: Patricia used a tone on tone paper, in a light color, to stamp the sentiment onto. This allows the sentiment to stand out and not be lost in the pattern.

Patricia generously made another card to show how versatile the sketch is. I love the CAS look on this one. Thanks Patricia!

OWH sketch 165 dad

Deadlines:  Mother’s Day – March 31;   Father’s Day – April 30th


  1. I love these cards – what a simple design that turns out so elegantly! Thanks, Patricia.

    By the way, there are only 30 days in April and the Mother’s Day deadline is still a week away on March 31. 🙂

    • Thanks, Allison; I was starting to panic, just a wee bit on the Mom’s stuff…WHEW!!! I didn’t think I was THAT far off, at least, not yet anyway!! LOL!

  2. Patricia…Thanks for a fun sketch!

  3. I’m with Nancy. Just about had a stroke while working on Mother’s Day cards.

  4. I love this sketch! So simple, yet so elegant. It’s a good way to show off that patterned paper with slightly bigger designs.

  5. OMGOMGOMGOMG! My first card challenge… ever! yay!

  6. Yogachix I am with you Girlfriend…this was MY FIRST challenge EVER!

  7. I love this sketch! I will be trying this one out!


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