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Saturday, 2 February 2013

Sketch Saturday #244


It's Saturday which means another fab sketch from
This week it's Trish's sketch and we are 
Sponsored by the wonderful

Before I show you my card, I have a hot tip for all you folk out there who like to have a sketch to play with.  Are you ready?  
It's a great tip:

"LOOK at the sketch BEFORE you print, colour and cut your image to size".  

For some reason I thought the image was rectangular so I printed it in the top corner of my page, coloured it up and cut out my rectangle. Then I thought I would just check back to see the other design elements of the sketch before I put my card together.  That is when I discovered my oops!  My image should have been in a circle.  I think I just about managed to save it by cutting it with a Nestie circle to give it round sides and backing it with some leaves cut from a Memory Box tree and then mounting the whole thing in a scalloped circle and then on a square and another Nestie.  

We were lucky enough to be given some images to play with and I chose this cute Springtime Birdies and coloured it up with Copics.  My corner dies are by Marianne, the sentiment is LOTV and the DP is DCWV Garden Party.
Do pop over to my teamies' blogs and share some love and then come and play along with Trish's sketch.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday A different Corner
Hanna and Friends Anything goes ;and

21 comments:

Time-To-Share said...

Hey Lesley, I love the card you've made. It's stunning. Wouldn't know you had cut the wrong shape as it's turned out wonderfully with the tree branches above and below!!

Luv & Hugs, Trish xx

Pat K said...

Great save Lesley. Looks like it was meant to be! Love how it all turned out. hugs,x

Linda said...

Good save Lesley. It is so much more interesting with the little leaves filling out your circle. It matches the background paper and is just lovely! It is true that some of our best creations come from our mistakes.

Jolara said...

beautifull hugs joyce

Linda Anderson said...

Gorgeous!!! And what a great tip!!!! You did a marvelous job "saving" your oops! Thanks for joining us at the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge.

Linda

heidy said...

Love your sweet card Lesley!!
XXX Heidy

Ellen said...

LOL I know how you felt when you realized it needed to be a circle. I have done that before, but you did a great job saving it! I love those spring colors. The DCWV Garden party paper is just beautiful with your image! Thanks for joining us at the DPDC this month!

Tracy said...

I'd say you made a great save Lesley. In fact, I think it looks pretty cool. Adding the leaves tied in with both the image and background paper. It turned out beautifully! Hugs!

Céline said...

wonderful card Lesley and your mistake give a fantastic look
hugs
céline

Glittered Paws said...

There are no mistakes in card creating - just chances to fix an oops!!! Love how you created your card and love the image you chose - very sweet. Thanks for joining us at DPDC this month.

Julie said...

Always a good idea to check the sketch, but then you've redeemed it perfectly!! Love the image, so beautifully coloured and your circle detail is wonderful! Hugs, Juliexx

Deb said...

this is so adorable Lesley!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Debxx

julieprice3 said...

Such a sweet image, very pretty Lesley
Hugs julie P

Laurie said...

So beautiful and springy! So very pretty. Thanks for joining us on our Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #31!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow what a couple of sweet birdies!! :) Beautiful take on the sketch sweetie! HUGS

Glenda Atkins said...

I adore how you 'saved' the lack of a circle with the addition of the leaves. A very creative and delightful card! Thanks for joining us at the DPDC#31!

Ruth said...

Really pretty card, so colourful! Ruth x

Rica said...

A gorgeous card Lesley, fabulous colours and such stunning papers. Your image is delightful, beautifully coloured and lovely details.

hugs
Heather xx

Marsha said...

Nice save ! I can't even count how many times I have not left enough room for the shape I want. You really turned your mistake into a beautiful card. Thanks for participating at Doodle Pantry.

Mrs A. said...

Well saved. It's amazing what a nip and a tuck can do when all else fails. Getting excited. Hugs Mrs A.

Donna said...

Can't tell there was ever a mistake. If you hadn't mentioned it I wouldn't have been able to tell. Gorgeous card! I just love the coloring of your images! Thanks for joining us at the Doodle Pantry challenge. Hope to see you again next month!