It’s Sunday and time for another Paper Paper Challenge!  It’s Ann’s turn this week and she has a Sketch Challenge for us.  Ann’s sketch is classic and very versatile.  You can add as many layers as you like, keep it clean and simple, or do both.  Take a minute to pop over to the challenge to see what the Design Team created for your inspiration.

Ann gave us a lot of freedom with today’s sketch.  Whenever I create from a sketch challenge, something about the sketch stays with me.  In this case, it was the circle.   I went into my archives and found the Swirly Scribbles dies. I thought it would be fun to use them again.  The are retired now, but I’ve used them quite a bit over the years. They’re one of those card making and paper crafting staples that are good to have on hand.

It’s also fun to mix the old with the new.  I paired the dies with some of the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration.  I used the Night of Navy and Misty Moonlight brush stroke chevron pattern for one of my card layers and die cut the Seaside Spray and Rococo Rose swirls from a large circle design in the DSP pack.  The sentiment, stamped in Night of Navy ink, is from the current Art Gallery stamp set.  Because this design is so simple, I thought it needed a little bit of embellishment.  I added a few pink Candy Dots which have always been a favorite embellishment of mine.

The pink Candy Dots help balance the Rococo Rose swirly circle and add a little more width to my circle which minimizes the white space a bit.

This was a fun card to put together and I took a little trip down memory lane with it.  I’ll definitely have to use these dies again.

So, pull out your favorite shape, add it to a layer or two with a simple sentiment and create something fun to link up with us over at the Paper Players.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

Check in on the rest of the Design Team for more inspiration.
Claire  (Off this week)
Anne Marie
For more details on the products I used today, click on the images below.