Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday Flashback: Sketch an Event

Hey y'all, happy Friday.  I finally rustled up a card for today's Friday Flashback, which is in celebration of Sketch an Event.  So let's check it out...


When we lived in Okinawa, I made up some baby shower invites for a friend who didn't know at the time if she was having a boy or a girl (it was a boy) and I think this is the one we went with.  Even though it's green and blue she still liked it for a boy or a girl.


I also tried a Real Red version because Sarah likes her some bright, saturated colors.  And that is the end of the Flashback, because I've had this stamp set for a long time and I'm absolutely sure I made more cards with it but they musta been before I got a digital camera.  So y'know, ancient.

Here's the new card:


I stamped the flowers in Bermuda Bay and carefully watercolored with Cucumber Crush, trying not to blur the lines too much.  And then I got the bright idea to add Dazzling Details glitter glue to the wings and I should have used Wink of Stella instead because the Dazzling Details mostly blew bubbles everywhere and I'm not sure much actual glitter got on the card front but I didn't want to redo it.

I used the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch:


Granted I added the patterned paper on the left, and I only did three butterflies because they were too tall to do four and have room for a sentiment.

I also used the Retro Rubber color challenge:


I've had Sketch an Event since at least 2006, when it retired, and So Happy for You (the sentiment) was from 2011's Sale-a-Bration so both are quite retro ;)  I'll have to see if I can work this stamp set in on some scrapbook pages or something, it's pretty cute and it's sad that I haven't used it more.  Or that I don't have photographic proof that I used it more often, anyway.

Happy weekend, y'all!

Supplies, last card only:
Stamps:  Sketch an Event, So Happy for You
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Cucumber Crush, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Cucumber Crush, Thick Whisper White, Bermuda Bay DSP
Accessories:  Dazzling Details glitter glue

14 comments:

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber, good luck!!! Amy DT

Jane Willis said...

All the cards are super but the one you've made for the Retro Rubber challenge us SUPER-super. The layout and butterflies are just perfect for the colour scheme.
Jane GDT at Retro Rubber

Katy McGloin said...

Adorable card, Christy! Good job watercoloring the green ink in without getting into the blue outlines. And, I love the added DSP on the left! Thanks for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week. Love seeing you in our gallery with your flashback Friday posts!!

Maria A. said...

Hello Christy: I love your entry into our Retro Rubber color challenge, this butterflies look awesome in this colors. Beautiful way to use this challenges.
Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber, we enjoy seeing your creations in the gallery.
Hope you play along again soon.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, what a pretty card! Great take on the sketch!

Claire Grantham said...

Hey Christy, so good to see you in the gallery, love your re-hash of the card, the colours work really well with your stamps. I have to hear more about you living in Okinawa! Thanks for playing with us this week at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Christy! This card is sweet! And I hear you on the dazzling details - I never have much luck with that stuff! I think your combo of the challenges was excellent because I like the layout of those butterflies! Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber! I love seeing your cards in the gallery!

CCsMom said...

Oh, I LIKE your new card -- cute, cute butterflies and the colors are fantastic. LOVE the baby cards, too. Very cute stamp set.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your older butterfly stamps worked perfectly for this take on the sketch, Christy, and they look lovely in the blue/green colors! Thank you for playing along with CTS this week!! Hugs, Darnell

Chrissy Larson said...

Lovely butterflies!

Donna Idlet said...

Great card....Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.

Gingin said...

Beautiful card Christy! I love those sweet butterflies. Thank you so much for joining us at Retro Rubber:)

Christine Traversa said...

This card has such great flow and style! Love it! Thanks so much for joining our RR challenge!

Neva Cole said...

Lovely job on the challenges. I do like butterflies so I am partial to your card! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!