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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Sketch Saturday #297 with Dilly Beans

It's Saturday and time for another sketch from 
Sketch Saturday
this week our lovely Vannessa came up with the sketch and we are lucky enough to be 
sponsored by the fun and funky 

Megan K. Suarez from Dilly Beans very kindly offered the DT some images to play with.  I chose Lulu framed - a fabulous image ready framed in a rectangle.  Then I saw this week's sketch where the focal point is a circle!  My first thought was" uh oh" but then I had a lightbulb moment and simply rotated the sketch and used a circle embossed with my Cuttlebug swirly embossing folder on which to place my image.  I brayered the raised swirls with black ink, coloured the circle in the same colours I used for Lulu's hair and mounted the combination of image and embossed circle on a spell binder fancy scallop so now she looks like she has a full head of hair and I'm delighted with it.  I tried to give Lulu a darker complexion which I thought went better with her new hair style!

My papers are Crate Paper "Party Day" and I used a new punch for my star and my go-to Stampin Up tiny tag punch for the sentiment.  I wasn't familiar with Megan's images previously but I'm sure I shall pop by Dilly Beans to buy some more as I think they are lots of fun.  And here is Vanessa's wonderful sketch.
So clear some space on your craft table and come and play along with us.  And don't forget to stop by my fellow Saturdays and share some love!
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Dilly Beans - hearts and love
Papertake Weekly - with a heart
Bunny Zoe - hearts/love; and 
Cute Card Thursday - clever cutting 
(well I think it was clever finding a way to make my rectangular image into a circle)


McCrafty's Cards said...

This is really gorgeous Lesley, I like the image the design and the colours
Kevin xx

Debra Miller said...

Stunning card Lesley, love your take on the sketch this week. The hair is really creative and perfect touch. Hugs Deb

Cathy P said...

I LOVE what you did with this image, Lesley. Your "lightbulb moment" was brilliant and made for an incredibly creative take on the sketch!
Hugs, Cathy xx

Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Lesley! Very creative take on the sketch and awesome coloring! I, too, picked my image before I knew there was a circle!

heidy said...

Fab card Lesley!!
XXX Heidy

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Lesley, love the image and beautiful design.

Donna x

Anonymous said...

Very artistic, love the image and how you used the sketch, very clever. Thanks so much for stopping by
Hugs Julie P

Inger Harding said...

Such a beautiful card Lesley!
Lovely colored and designed - looks very artistic!
Have a nice and creative week.

♥ Hugs, Inger

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

A great take on the challenge sketch .. .. and fabulous colouring too.

Sorry I am a stranger .. .. life is super busy at the moment (in a good way).

Hope all is OK with you.

Love Jules xx

Alex H. said...

Wow... this card is fantastic... I love the framed image and how you created the hair around it.

Turtle In The Sand said...

Wow, aren't you the "artsy" one. This was an awesome idea. So interesting to see how you did this. It would look so perfect in my art journal. Great eye, Lesley.

Julie said...

I'm still going - really is a poor show from me! Saw this one two IRL and I love it - love how you've extended her hair with the embossing folder, brill idea! Hugs, Juliex