1/16/2013

RS #46 ~ Thoughts of You!

Hello my sweet bloggy friends! I have a happy little number to share with you today that I made for the Retrosketches challenge. This week we are given a fun sketch designed by Laurie Wilson. And here's my take on it...


At first I thought this would be easy. I added my panels of DP from the BasicGrey: Wisteria collection, die cut and stamped my images and sentiment (all from PTI). Then I had this big ol' white space staring me in the face! Yikes...now what!!??!!  I just couldn't wrap my head around all the white. Then a light bulb went off and my DeNami Large Dot Swirls stamp was the perfect solution. And now I'm a happy girl ~ yay! By the way I trimmed a bit from the bottom of my card since I have the die cut extending a smidge beyond the top. This way it still fits in a regular envelope.


Thanks for visiting today. I would like to give a big hello and warm welcome to my newest followers! Thanks for taking part in my blogging journey. I hope you enjoy your visits and let me know how I'm doing! ~Lisa

13 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute card Lisa!

Brenda said...

Well done for figuring out this sketch Lisa! I thought about it and gave up, the thought of all that white space was driving me nuts! Hey, then again, I suppose it does not have to be white! Thanks for the inspiration!

Geri said...

Can't take the white space, eh??? LOL Well, I do think the soft swirl was a nice way to ease your mind, but it would have been pretty either way! I think you chose the perfect color to bring it all together, too...Love it, Lisa!

Emily Keaton said...

That is a sweet take on the sketch, Lisa! Those colors are so rich. Great job on working that white space!

~Tammy~ said...

I like your interpretation of the sketch. Love that swirl! I have missed that one in their shop!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful Lisa, I love your patterned paper scalloped circle and the awesome swirl at the bottom--perfect finish!

Karen B. said...

Awesome card, and I love the punch of deep plum!

Sue Lelli said...

What a tough sketch, Lisa, but you did splendidly! LOVE your colors and paper and the DeNami medallion!

Michelle said...

Excellent take on this challenge! Such a fun approach!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Great take on the sketch, Lisa. Also good idea to fill white space with that flourish.

Jen said...

I love these warm colors and your inspiring take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at retro sketches!

Patrice said...

Great card...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/01/52-card-pickup-23.html?m=1

laughadaisy said...

Love the colors on this. I'm a big fan of white, so I guess I'd be happy with a bunch of white space (grin). But I like the flourish, too, especially in the coordinating color. It adds a nice touch. So, well done! ;-)