Today’s a busy day, but I have a quick post for a challenge that I worked on in between things.  The challenge is A Sketch for you to Try and can be found here on Jen del Muro’s blog, I{heart}2stamp.

Another classic layout that nicely showcases a single image.  I picked a cute Magenta flower that I’ve had in my stash for some time and colored it up quickly with my Copics. 

Stamps:  Magenta – Flower; Stampa Rosa  Sentiment
Ink:  Black Brilliance
Paper:  K&Co – Classic K Bailey, Bazzill
Accessories:  Offray Grosgrain Ribbon; Tab Punch, Copics

Have a great weekend!

  • heather the mooseloverApril 18, 2008 - 4:57 pm

    I love how you made this card! Especially the tab.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonApril 19, 2008 - 10:58 am

    Becca, Your Copic coloring is excellent! It makes me happy to see your posts show up in my e-mailbox!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideApril 19, 2008 - 5:56 pm

    pretty card but call me stupid how did u do that flower part. is it all one stamp? or two or three or what. I like the way it came out.

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)June 29, 2009 - 11:17 pm


    Oh my Gosh, I can’t believe that I didn’t leave you a comment on this one, it is beautiful. Gorgeous coloring, and love the layout.



I was in the mood to do a challenge, so the layout for this card is the Mojo Monday sketch at Poetic Artistry.


Now that I’m sooooo organized with my new Sketch Book journal, I’ve recorded a couple of challenges I want to do….this is the first.  This one went together very easily and is very straight forward.  I used by bracket punch to create a holder from the red panel that frames the friend sentiment.

Stamps:  Hero Arts
Inks: Color Box Chalk Ink – Warm Red
Paper:  DCWV, Bazzill
Accessories:  Brads, Offray Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!

  • heather the mooseloverApril 18, 2008 - 4:59 pm

    I LOVE the stripes. I loved this sketch when I saw it and never considered the stripes in the horizontal layers. Very cool!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideApril 19, 2008 - 5:50 pm

    OH I like this one., love the colors and sketch. i will have to add this to y our file on my computer. to try someday!

  • Julee T.April 20, 2008 - 11:37 pm

    Fabulous card. Love the ribbon! Thanks for playing! :)ReplyCancel

I’ve never been able to keep up with all the sketch challenges out there floating around week to week, much less the tiny pieces of paper that I jot down sketches on.  Are you seeing a pattern here?  You got it!  I can’t remember anything unless I write it down. 

Ta-da!!!, a new sketch book.  I’ve put together several of these recently, but they did not work out they way I wanted them to.  The last one was too big while the previous one didn’t have enough room to write down the particulars.  So far so good on this design – this is a book that I can take with me or can leave laying open on my work table; it’s not too big and not too small.  At the top is the front cover and the picture below is the inside cover.













I started out with a notebook that I purchased at Target that was 11" tall x 5" wide.   Once I had the size, I drew the two types of pages I wanted in the journal and ran them through my printer, double sided.  Using my Bind-It-All for the first time, I punched the pages.  Then I pried open the o-wires and removed the contents of the notebook, covered the outsides of the notebook with design paper, inserted two dividers and reinserted the o-wire using the Bind-It-All to secure it properly.   The book is divided into two parts – the first for recording weekly challenges and the second part is for my own sketches.  The last embellishment was ribbon, two prima flowers secured by a K & Co button brad and chipboard letters. 

Maybe now that  I won’t have to spend too much time spinning my wheels, I’ll get to participate in more challenges!

  • Debbie OlsonApril 15, 2008 - 8:36 am

    Becca, this is beautiful! (I understand about the scraps of paper floating everywhere.) Have a lovely day!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideApril 15, 2008 - 10:37 am

    thats really nice. the rate your going you will fill that up in no time.!!

  • heather the mooseloverApril 15, 2008 - 2:23 pm

    Another wonderful idea expertly executed! I need to follow your lead and organize!ReplyCancel

  • sallyApril 16, 2008 - 7:28 am

    what a great idea :) TFSReplyCancel

  • Jamie W.April 16, 2008 - 8:05 am

    Wow, Becca, what an organizer you are! That sketch organizer is just beautiful! The applications are endless and I’m thinking it might be nice to do one for DP, a really fast way to look at paper without having to hand sift through it all. The thing would be to attach it with something temporary so it could be removed when the paper is gone. My word, you have got me thinking! Thanks for your inspiring ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer HodgeApril 16, 2008 - 5:25 pm

    OMGoodness what an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing….soooo organized.ReplyCancel

  • Virginia AndersonJuly 31, 2008 - 9:40 am

    Love your idea! VA in AZReplyCancel

  • Gay FerlandSeptember 13, 2008 - 3:37 pm

    Do you have copies of your sheets that go inside your book. I need help with all my stuff!! Please help!

  • NeenieJune 26, 2009 - 8:51 pm

    I spend a lot of my time copying/printing out all of your wonderful creations. I need to organize all of those loose sheets floating all around my crafting area!ReplyCancel