Tuesday, May 10, 2011

JustRite sketch challenge

JustRite Stampers' Challenge this time around (#54) is a sketch challenge - here's my card! I used a Spellbinders die to create a window in the main panel for my image (Backyard Birds). The panel is inked with Antique Linen Distress ink, then stamped with a border stamp from Birthday Celebrations. The sentiment is from Wedding Nested Sentiments/Verses. The buttons are 'threaded' with tiny strips of paper - that's so much easier to me than sewing them on, and it gives them a good anchor for gluing. (I snuck in one Impression Obsession stamp on the main panel - it's a note paper background.) Here's a close up on the bird image - I used Lyra Polycolor pencils to color it in, and added some clear glaze to the eggs. I tried adding texture to the colored area by scoring it with a stylus first - doesn't show well in the picture, but it's sorta cool!

The nest idea came from Amy Sheffer's card here! Sooooooooo love that card.
I used the Antique Linen ink to dye my bow too, after I tied it up... smooshed the pad around on the bow, spritzed the bow with water, crumpled it in my hand, then let it dry.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to JustRite Stampers for the fun sketch to try! (If you have JustRite stamps, and would like to play along, you have until Thursday to enter.)

Have a great week, everyone!
Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Hi Dina,
    Fabulous card and I love the flower nest. Great image and awesome colouring.

  2. This is wonderful. I love that bird's nest you created.

  3. Awesome bird nest! Love your image/embellishment coordination. I'm off to make a nest!

  4. I love cards with birds and this one is so pretty! The little birds nest is too cute!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. Love everything about your card. Wonderful job.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

  6. Oh my goodness Dina, I love that bird's nest! It's just too cute!

  7. How cool is that?!? Love that little birdie nest! Very nice!

  8. Great job using the rectangle element on the sketch, the frame bird scene is fabby!

  9. What a sweet image! Love your nest, too -- thanks for the link!!

  10. I love this card - it's so beautiful.

  11. Beautiful card, Dina -- thanks so much for entering JustRite's challenge and congratulations on your honorable mention!