Saturday, February 2, 2013

Headlining at RETROsketches!!!

I have the amazing honor and privilege of headlining at RETROsketches!!  They have an amazing team of designers.  Each sketch is so unique and creative and come from cards that the team had made in the past.  Later in the month, there will be a sketch based on one of my past cards - I am thrilled!!!!

This week's sketch comes from a card by Kasia Curry.  (It will be interesting to see what her new take on her card will be as she has a brand new baby boy and is likely a little sleep deprived!  Congrats Kasia!!)




I need a card for my teenage son.  He studied more than I have ever seen him study for two tests this past week and I want to be prepared when the results come out.  (Fingers crossed!).  The "deserve it" part of the sentiment doesn't come from the idea that he's a nice guy and deserves good results - I want to emphasize to him that he worked hard and that's what it takes!!

Congrats You Deserve It

I obviously did not focus on the four individual heart elements, but I was inspired by the vertical "stripes" formed by the row of hearts.  I wanted to keep my card as minimal as possible since it is destined for a teenage boy.
  • Stamps: Verve Treasured Words
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Real Red
  • Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
  • Accessories: Memory Box Piestra Tile Die, My Favorite Things Fishtail dies, A Flair for Buttons (etsy), misc star punch, Timeless Twine, Crazy for Kraft, Martha Stewart Fine Crystal Glitter (on the star)

17 comments:

Ardyth said...

Love what you did with that die! Gorgeous!

Kara said...

awesome card!

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous...love the way you backed that die!! Lee-Ann :)

Suze Bain said...

Love that die Kim and such great fun colours. A great interpretation of the sketch. Xx

Lindsey said...

Oh, my! I love this card! The colors are gorgeous, and I totally want that die.

Patrice said...

Gorgeous card, Kim - congratulations!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a thrill and a well-deserved honor, Kims!! How exciting! Your card is a great take on Kasia's sketch and just right for celebrating your son's efforts. Good luck to him on the results!!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous card Kim and I love the colours :)

Chantal said...

lovely card! I'm sure your son deserves it!

Doris said...

Love your creativity in putting all your tools and elements together! What a fab look!

Bonnie said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations, Kim! So glad to see you up there at Retrosketches! And I love your take on the sketch! Hope he Aced those tests!

Kim Heggins said...

Congrats on headlining for Retro Sketches! And your card is just fabulous...I love those colors with the kraft background and your embellishment, just perfect for this amazing card.

Aileen said...

Looks good Kim. Love the bright colours and fingers crossed with his results. Well done on headlining at retro sketches too. x

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Good on you for "thinking outside the literal sketch square!" Hope the results are what your son is wishing for! Congrats on the shout out ... Will be waiting to see the resulting sketch! Hugs xxx

Deborah Frings said...

Congratulations on your spot at Retro Sketches. Love, love this card - the splash of colour behind the diecut is just fab!

mypapercraftworld said...

Congratulations on headlining at Retro Sketches, Kim, they chose well! Love the colours lining that amazing die ... perfect for your son, especially with such a brilliant sentiment! Anita :)

H2 :) said...

Fabulous card, Kim. Love your colour palette, all set on the white background. Congrats to you on your headlining spot at RetroSketches too! :)