Thursday, November 8, 2012

CAS(E) This Sketch #5–Thinking of You



I am thrilled to tell you that the uber talented Jackie Rockwell has offered me a spot on the CAS(E) This Sketch design team!  I nearly peed my pants with excitement for many reasons, but mostly because her team is amazing and I adore a fabulous sketch – don’t you?!!!  Today is my first sketch to share with you all, so let’s get to it, shall we?

CTS5 Graphic


How fun is this sketch?  Being the rebel that I am, I totally flipped that baby around and came up with my take on the sketch.

CTS5 - Thinking of You

So, I took inspiration from a flower pot design that I saw in the window of Crate and Barrel this summer.  I love the color blocked look of the turquoise and green, and then the graphic look of the birds on a wire.  I created the design in my Silhouette Cameo – the Birds on a Wire design was altered to just include the three birds (there were several birds in the original design).  The sentiment is from one of my favorite Hero Arts sentiment sets.


STAMPS:  Say It All (Hero Arts)
INK:  Black Dye (Memories/Hero Arts)
PAPER:  Tempting Turquoise and Kiwi Kiss CS (Stampin’ Up!), Black Licorice CS (French Poptone)
OTHER:  Linen Impression Plate (PTI), Birds On A Wire Cutting File (Silhouette Online Store, Design #17150), Silhouette Cameo (Silhouette America)


I’m excited beyond belief to be a part of this fabulous team.  Please click on through to the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge Blog to see what the other ladies on the team came up with for your viewing pleasure and inspiration – you’re going to be blown away!  We’d love to see your take on the sketch!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  One of the winners of the Mama Elephant Gift Certificates that I offered in this post never came forward, so please pop in again tomorrow because I’ll be announcing a new winner – maybe it’ll be you!



Piali said...

Congrats! Love this card...beautiful!

Basement Stamper said...

Congrats on being on the team, I gasped when I saw your card, love the design and colors of it! Just stunning!

Jackie Rockwell said...

I really love these colors together!!! The birds just pop off that bright blue sky! :)

Quip1320 said...

It's SO wonderful to get to be on a design team with you, Karolyn! I LOVE this card. My two favorite colors and birds...doesn't get more perfect in my mind. Plus it's a totally unexpected and wonderful take on the sketch.

Anonymous said...

I was so excited to see that you were joining us at CTS! You have totally rocked this sketch, your card is amazing Karolyn (I can see I'm going to have to work just a little harder now lol)!

Geri said...

Congrats on your DT announcement! They sure know how to pick a good one!

This color combo is stunning! Love the "Silhouette" of the birds against that fabulous blue color :)

Glad to hear that you are all settled in and enjoying cuddle time with the wee ones.

Erin Smetak said...

You are just so awesome! Congrats on the new design team! No matter what you do, you bring it 110% every single toime!
This card is amazing! I love crate and barrel too! Oh, now that yiu have mentioned that, i want togoshopping!
See, you are so inspirational! Lol!

Lea L. said...

This is lovely! I love the birds on a wire diecut!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What happy news that you are joining the DT at CAS(E), Karolyn! Your cards will add to the great inspiration!!

Marlena M. said...

Fantastic news Karolyn! Congratulations~I really love this bold look~

Jen W. said...

That colour blocking is fabulous and I love the three little birds! So excited to be joining the team with you!

Ellen said...

Congrats to your new DT membership! Your cards are fabulous, so is this one! Beautiful colours and great design!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Oh I am so excited for you! That is such an honor. Great card too.