I'm enjoying lots of challenges lately as I get used to blogland, and one of my favourites is the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. My card is based on the MMSC#79 sketch challenge, with just a couple of little twists. Here is the sketch:
And here is my solution to the sketch:
As you can see I've flipped it on it's side!. I've used loads of different techniques on this card including:
I made the background paper by using the Stampin' Around Wheel "Music Notes" and gently curving it as I rolled the wheel along. This makes a very versatile background, and of course the advantage of using a wheel is that you can have any colour notes you want.
This card was meant to be all Black and White, but when I put Crystal Effects on the hand drawn checked borders, the black got red tinges at the edges. I quite liked that so decided to keep it and just add a tinge of red highlights in a few other places on the card.
There are lots of layers and textures too, with a bit of bling (just for fun) in the form of Dazzling Diamonds. It was a fun card to make so I hope you enjoy it too.
The buttons have little strips of white paper threaded through them. You just soften the paper fibres by dragging it gently across the edge of your table, and then you can tie the paper in a knot. The advantage of this is that you can match up "thread" with any of the colours on your project.
The side view shows all the different layer heights.
I'm linking this card to the following challenges:
As always, your comments are welcome.