Friday, 12 June 2015

Scrap Africa - Sketch Challenge no. 52

You are My Star!

I found an interesting sketch challenge at Scrap Africa and decided to have a go. I saw the grey pattern, the chevron, the film strip and the "photos" in the sketch. I knew I had grey cards and grey envelopes so I wanted to create something in different shades of grey with a splash of color. It was also fun to make the fake polaroid photos I made a while ago so I wanted to make some more.  I really liked how the cards turned out with all the layers!

The sketch

I started by stamping different patterns in the background with different greyish inks. I embossed the chevron stamp with my absolute favourite embossing powder of them all - Suze Weinbergs UTEE: platinum. I love the effekt it gives! Then I added a diecutted chevron (I actually think it's a photo corner but when you put them in a row it looks like a chevron pattern) and a diecutted star. When I added the star I came to think of the glow-in-the-dark stars that were popular to put in the ceiling  of children's rooms a while ago. So I just had to get some! I really love that pale green color! And I thought it would look good together with the green in my fake polaroid photo. Finally, I added a film strip, a text made with my dymo and some staplers.

I just love this little bird!

The layers


Gummiapan - "chevron"
Kaiserkraft - birdcage CS800, Grid CS755
Stampers Anonymous - Boundless flight
Cocoa Daisy - "arabian pattern"
Lawn Fawn - Hello Sunshine
Hero Arts - Shadow Ink - grey
Memories - Hero Arts Shadow Stamps - Soft Stone
Versa Color - 83 Chateau Grey, 181 Vanilla
ProMarkers: Liem Zest, Soft Lime, Eggnog
Sizzix - For the Record 659108, Squares 657565
Pink Paisley - Heidi Swapp - Septemper Skies (paper)
Suze Weinbergs Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (EP)
StazOn - jet Black
Emboss - Embossing Stamp Pad
Glitter Flakes - Recycled plastic from Panduro
3D Crystal Glaze - YouDo


  1. So sweet card,i loved it!!Though it seems so easy to made it, it has so many details and effort to stay close to the sketch.Thank you for joining us in Scrap Africa...

    1. Thank you, Tsaima!
      I think it took me almost a week to finish the card! It has a lot of thoughts behind it. If you look close you can see that one of the patterned papers has triangles (like the theme "arrows") and the other is a map of the starry sky referring to the sentiment and the die-cutted star. But glueing it all together only took 5 minutes!

  2. what a lovely project :) it's great how you you our sketch!!! thanks for taking part in scrap africa challenge

    1. Thank you, Joanna! And thanks for a fun challenge!

  3. So cute card!
    Is completely adorable....
    Thanks for playing with us at Scrap Africa!

    1. Thank you Arantzazu! And thanks for letting me play with you!

  4. Oh what a sweet card! So detail and intricate I must say! Great take on the sketch...well done pelArgoNNia :) Thank you so much for playing along at Scrap Africa this time and join us again in next moodbaord challenge. Have a nice day and happy creating!
    Scrap Africa DT
    Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

    1. Thanks a lot Asmah! I hope I will find time to do the mood board challenge. It looked like a lot of fun!

  5. Love that card! really nice interpretation of our sketch at Scrap africa. Thank you for playing with us

  6. Such a cute card! Thank you for playing at Scrap Africa.

  7. Such a beautiful card!!! I love it!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrap Africa!

  8. Such a cute little card! Love the image and the clean design! ;-) Very eye catching! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

  9. Beautiful card, so cute!!! Thank you for playing with us @Scrap Africa!

  10. cute!Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

  11. A very cute little card and a great take on the challenge. Thanks for joining in at Scrap Africa :)

  12. What a cute card! Really love it so much!
    Thank you for creating with Scrap Africa!

  13. Very stylish clean and simple interpretation of the sketch! I like it a lot. The platinum UTEE effect is indeed very cool - I'll want to try that some time!
    Thank you for joining us at Scrap Africa.

    1. Thank you Salla! It was fun to play with you at Scrap Africa!

  14. Oh my goodness, this is super cute! I love the birdie. Thank you for sharing and playing along with us at Scrap Africa!


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