Wednesday, 28 January 2015

It's Sketch time ........

Happy Wednesday!

Middle of the week already .... and it's February on Sunday ..... where the heck did January go??!
Another case of 'time flies when you're having fun'!!

The island is bracing itself again today ....... with strong winds, rain and possibly snow on the way, the ferries have been cancelled again!  It's time to batten down the hatches and retreat to the old craft room I think.

It's Sketch time over at Less is More ....... for this week's challenge this is what we have to follow ....

Nice and simple .....  here's my take on it ....

I used the Hardwood background stamp from Stampin Up for the panel down the side ...... masked off a section of the card, stamped the image using Grey Flannel Memento ink, then added some colour with Weathered Wood Distress Ink

The words are from Tim Holtz (Simple Sayings)

And the pretty butterflies are my favourite IndigoBlu design that came free on a Craft Stamper magazine some time ago ......

I stamped the image directly onto the white cardstock, overlapping the stamped panel,  then overlaid the actual butterflies with ones stamped onto scraps of inked card from my 'bit box'

As always I added a little of the design to the inside ....

Same stamps, same techniques .....

If you read my blog at the weekend you might remember I was toying with the idea of a little Giveaway .......... when I reach 200 followers.  Well, there's not that far to go ..... there's already 190 of you!
When we top the 200 mark (once I've picked myself up off the floor!) ....... I'll do a random draw ...... and one of you will get your hands on this little lot ......

My way of saying 'Thank You' for spending time here.

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day. And if the weather's a bit on the wintry side where you are ..... stay warm!

Cheerio until next time



  1. This is gorgeous Linda - love the eye-popping colours you've used for those butterflies against the wood grain and WOW such fabulous attention to detail inside too! Love it.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  2. I love the bright butterflies against the fabulous woodgrain - gorgeous! Congratulations on getting so many followers too! it will be a real milestone when you reach 200! xxx

  3. Love the design Linda, the grey woodgrain looks fabulous with the bright butterflies.
    Avril xx

  4. Love those bright butterflies on the soft grey wood Linda and a great interpretation of our sketch!
    Thank so much for joining in at Less is More this week
    Less is More

  5. This is terrific Linda!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"


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