Thursday, February 03, 2011

CropStop Sketch Thursday

Hello, all of you bloggie peeps! Thanks for all the birthday wishes yesterday! It's always nice to be wished happy! {grin}

Hey, all of you sketch lovers out there, I've got a sketch for you today. I told you the other day that I am now the SKETCH DESIGNER for the NEW CropStop Challenge Blog. I won't be posting every week, just on sketchy weeks. I've been on the CropStop CT for 2 1/2 years, and it was time for a bit of a change-up, so I've moved off the main Creative Team to Sketch Designer. It fits my schedule and allows me to create fabbie sketches!

Plus I get to play with my own sketches, buy cool stuff at the CropStop store (that part is on the down low from dh, k?) and make cards! And speaking of buying, I have a 10% coupon code in my right sidebar! Please shop responsibly! Here is my sample.

I used Graphic45 Steampunk papers from the 8x8 pad. CropStop carries a selection of the G45 paper pads. I distressed all the edges with Tim Holtz scissors. These are SUPER. I got them from a friend for Christmas and I really love them! When I cannot find my edge distressing tool, I use my scissors! Works great! I also added a bit of Ranger Distress Vintage Photo ink to the paper.

I really like the Graphic45 images. They are the perfect size for cards. The ribbon I used is a wonky sort of brown/black that is perfect for my card, but it's polka dotted on the I just flipped it over and used the reverse!

I stamped the inside of my card with some Tim Holtz stamps (Mini Classics, Going Somewhere).

I am entering this card into these challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Girlie - now, before you accuse me of cheating, you should know, in our house, girlie does NOT mean pink! This card describes both me and my daughter. We are Steampunk gals, not pink and frilly!


  1. Hi! I have shared this on my blog with a link back to you :) Thanks for sharing. I think I am going to try this today! :)

  2. You're the Sketch Queen! Fabulous job!

  3. beautiful! Love the rich colours! Hugs Juls

  4. Gorgeous rich colours, beautiful card.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. You have such a way with patterned paper! Another gorgeous card. Love the sentiment, too.

  6. won't tell your hubby if you don't tell mine *wink wink*

    awesome card girl :)

  7. Anonymous4:41 PM

    Gorgeous, I just love it.

  8. Oi,Gloria.
    Vi seu trabalho lá no G45 e vim conhecer se blog...é tudo encantador!!!
    Amei seu estilo,as cores que você usa,os arranjos que faz!!!
    Um grande abraço

  9. Wow - this is fabulous! Love how you layered those gorgeous Steampunk papers.

  10. How rich looking this is
    Thank you for sharing with us this week at
    Thanks for playing.

  11. Great card! I really like those Tim Holtz stamps you used! They're perfect to finish off the look!

  12. This Card is great because it is not the usual girly card and it could be used for a man too! I love the ribbon and the image you used. The layout is great too-wonderful!

  13. Very pretty, love that butterfly paper!! Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday!