JustRite Sketch Challenge #042


My goodness I love a great sketch challenge – all the thinking is done for you – all you have to do is come up with the papers.  I know – easier said than done, right?  This month the JustRite Sketch Challenge #042 is sponsored by Inchie Arts.  I’ve never worked with this product but it was like Christmas getting an assortment of backgrounds to use and I think I’m hooked. 

Inchie Arts offers three different sizes of the highest quality artist grade matteboard squares: 1” (Inchie), 1-1/2” (Inchie +) and 2” (Twinchie).  All of their products are fade resistant, acid free, lignin free and solid core color through and through.  The material is designed to receive whatever art medium (wet or dry) you use in your coloring and embellishments – from stamping to watercolors, chalks, inks, pens, markers, stains and more.  They are available in black, dark gray, light gray, wheat, dark cream, ivory and white; as individual packages or assortment packs.

For my card I used a cream Twinchie (I almost giggle every time I say that word) and stamped a sentiment from JustRite Stampers Original Something Sweet set using Memento Tuxedo Black.  I smudged Memento Angel Pink ink around the edges of the twinchie to frame it and backed it with a dark cream twinchie.  That layer sits on top of a layer of cream lace and a layer of pink and white gingham ribbon – ruched – just to be different.  From the same pink gingham I twirled a flat flower.  I so often fall into the green and red trap when doing Christmas cards so it was a breath of fresh air to pick some not so traditional colors this time. 

Be sure to pop over to the JustRite Inspiration Blog for details and  to study the sketch.  I hope you’ll join us – go ahead, whip up a design and hopefully win a prize!!

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  JustRite Sweet Something
Paper:  DCVW, Bazzill
Ink:  Memento Black Tuxedo, Memento Angel Pink
Accessories:  Twinchie – ivory, Twinchie – dark cream, ribbon, Ranger Glossy Accents, Pearl, Lace

Thanks so much for stopping by, see you soon!

  • emilyOctober 29, 2010 - 9:38 am

    Love the original ways you did up the ribbons for your card. Adorable!!!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)ReplyCancel

  • BetteOctober 29, 2010 - 9:52 am

    Love it! It reminds me of the old fashioned ribbon candy I grew up with.ReplyCancel

  • Angella CrockettOctober 29, 2010 - 9:55 am

    Hi Bec!
    Just wanted to let you know that you and John are in my prayers, even though I don’t stop by here often enough! You know you can count on your “sisters” if you need anything! God bless!!ReplyCancel

  • cynthiaOctober 29, 2010 - 10:39 am

    Cheerful card! I love the mixing of traditional and non-traditional colors.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MassmanOctober 29, 2010 - 10:42 am

    So sweet–love all of the pink!ReplyCancel

  • TatankyOctober 29, 2010 - 10:54 am

    Wow Becca this is such a sweet card wish I could frame it and hang it on my wall to see it everyday. I’m a fan of your wonderful work. Have a nice weekend.ReplyCancel

  • JanineOctober 29, 2010 - 10:55 am

    Gorgeous Becca!! As always, your work is amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene GabrielOctober 29, 2010 - 10:57 am

    Wow – this is really pretty! I love your ruched ribbon and your ribbon rosette and the unique way you left the” tails” on the rosette. You’ve inspired me —- I don’t always to have to make sure everything is tucked in so much and hidden away – thanksReplyCancel

  • JeanOctober 29, 2010 - 11:23 am

    Love the colors of the card. It reminds me of the candy shoppe!
    I have missed your frequent posts and hope that hubby is feeling better!ReplyCancel

  • GaleOctober 29, 2010 - 11:32 am

    This is so cute Becca, I love the colors and the ribbon how you have done them. I laughed at the words too they were even funny to think, let a lone say.
    Have a wonderful day

  • MoniqueOctober 29, 2010 - 11:34 am

    This is so pretty Becca!! I love the gingham ribbon and what you have done with it..The flower is just gorgeous!!You are so inspirational!!ReplyCancel

  • barb schramOctober 29, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    Super wonderful, Becca! Love the ribbon treatments! I saw the ribbon trim deomoed this past summer while in IN! You make it look sooooo grogeous! Take good care!ReplyCancel

  • JaneyOctober 29, 2010 - 1:04 pm

    I’ve loved ruched ribbons forever, so I think it’s a great accent for this card. I’ve seen the “Inchie Arts” offerings and thought I would check them out the next time I’m in Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

    Pretty card, Becca. Thank you for sharing.

    Don’t forget to breath.ReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsOctober 29, 2010 - 1:28 pm

    A Very sweet treat this morning :o)
    Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • DebbiOctober 29, 2010 - 3:00 pm

    Love that gingham ribbon! Am getting inspired to try the Inchies now!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie KraftOctober 29, 2010 - 3:42 pm

    This is so sweet, Becca! Love your ribbon treatments!ReplyCancel

  • Linda C.October 29, 2010 - 3:53 pm

    Quite delightful!ReplyCancel

  • DebraKOctober 29, 2010 - 4:39 pm

    Very pretty card, Becca! I agree with Bette above, reminds me of ribbon candy. It is very cheerful!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon HarnistOctober 29, 2010 - 5:16 pm

    Becca, this is absolutely the sweetest card (pun intended)! I love the pink gingham — it’s the perfect touch to relay all the sweetness in this card! Fabulous use of the Twinchies — I love them layered like this!ReplyCancel

  • Donna GOctober 30, 2010 - 1:51 am

    Hi Becca, I just love this cute card. It is so bright and cheerful – it makes me smile! Thank you for continuing to share your talents with us, and God bless you and your sweet hubby.
    Donna GReplyCancel

  • Deborah HooperOctober 30, 2010 - 1:01 pm

    It’s such a beautiful card. Do you have an existing tutorial on how to ruch the ribbon? Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • AntonellaOctober 30, 2010 - 7:06 pm

    I don’t comment often, but I love stopping by and seeing your beautiful cards. I have given you the “Sweet Blogger Award” as a way of saying thank you for all you have inspired.
    Hugs, Antonella :-)

  • Debby WaltersOctober 30, 2010 - 11:16 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I love this newest creation of yours. The pink ribbon is amazing. Who would have thought of using pink for Christmas?ReplyCancel

  • CindyOctober 31, 2010 - 3:48 pm

    Your creativity and imagination never cease! The way you arranged the ribbons to look like candy is the perfect touch! The ribbon (ribbon) candy looks so real!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy J (Wattle)November 1, 2010 - 1:30 am

    Well this is as sweet as sweet can be!!! Loooooooove the gingham ribbon accents and the way you’ve offset the inchies looks amazing!! :)ReplyCancel

  • MarcieNovember 1, 2010 - 1:38 am

    Soooooo cute Becca!! I love this “Twas the Night Before Christmas” paper. Is that from DCWV? Have to have some. My favorite Christmas classic. I have been reading it to my twin GD’s and they love it. Already bought them their books so they can read it year after year. Great choice. Thanks.

  • FranNovember 1, 2010 - 7:29 pm

    Dearest Becca,
    I am so sorry to hear that your husband has passed. May God give you and your family peace and strenght at this difficult time.May God Bless you and comfort you.God Bless you.FranReplyCancel

  • PatNovember 3, 2010 - 6:31 pm

    Feel the comfort of the Lord Jesus Christ with you and believe John lives on.ReplyCancel