Deconstructed Sketch No. 16

Happy Thursday everyone!!! This week is just flying by. We are in the middle of week two at school and are finally settled in to normal school routines. 🙂 Well, mostly. 😉

As always I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated last week. Your creations were FANTASTIC and I’m so honored to see all of your fantastic projects!! I hope you will get a chance to play again this week. Well, if this sketch doesn’t scare you off. 😉


I am opening up Deconstructed Sketch Sponsorship for 2012! I have 6 spots open right now through July 2012. If you are interested in sponsoring one of our sketches please email me at jenevey @ gmail . com.  I will email you with details once I hear from you. Once all the spots are full I will let you know!

This Week’s Sketch

Well with that intro I should let you see what the damage is…

My Sample

And here’s what I put together for this week.

This week I did something that I don’t get to do enough and that is… JUST STAMP! I love to create cards that are just inks and paper that really stretch my design skills and this just happens to be one of those. I started off with MFT’s First Place Ribbon stamp and Dienamics set that I picked up at Summer CHA in Chicago. The minute I saw it I knew I had to have it because it was perfect for school and for home.

I started off with a 5″ x 5″ card base and layered up the backgrounds in My Mind’s Eye Lime Twist Out of the Blue paper. Next up I began cutting the circles using the dies that came with the stamp set and my Spellbinders Classic Circles Large and Scalloped Circles Larges dies. I ended up with 5 circles total. After everything was cut I used the clear stamps from the set to stamp the middle circle… I was totally surprised that I was able to do it without mis-aligning it the first try. I layer all the circles with foam tape between the 2nd and 3rd layer and underneath the bottom layer. I used the banners/tails in the die set to make the Happy Birthday banner by cutting the largest one out of designer paper and the smaller one from white. I stamped the sentiment on the white and then folded the ends in to pop it up and give it that traditional banner look.

Here’s a closer look at the layers:

Now let’s see what the design team made:

DT Creations:

Anna Maria Nillson
Lori Boyd
  Lori Boyd
Kadie Ensley
Sheri Gilson
Donna Wardle
Jessica Diedrich
 Angela Sowell  Arielle Gordon
Angela Sowell  Arielle Gordon

Didn’t they do a fabulous job? I was afraid they were gonna start throwing ink pads at me but I secretly think they LIKE it when I give them tricky sketches… but the question is… do YOU?!!?

The Deconstructed Guidelines:

If you’d like to join us this week all you need to do is create a project using the above sketch as inspiration. There are no specific image requirements for this challenge. Upload your project to your blog or to an online gallery and link it back here to Inlinkz by Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 8 pm CST. We are playing for fun this week! We hope you can join us! (If you miss the deadline please leave a link to your card in a comment… we’d still love to see it!!)

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