Color my world with family, friends and some time to be creative making cards!

Seize the Sketch


I have been wanting to play with Seize the Sketch since it’s inception

and I finally found some time tonight to sneak into the studio and

be productive.  HOWEVER, I may have gotten a little carried away with the

sketch and stretched it a little far.  YIKES!

Here is the sketch followed by my

card and I will explain.



After I placed my sweet little elephant on my card and

photographed it, I looked at it again and realized I wasn’t

quite happy with it and it felt like it was missing something.

 So I decided to add the flag. ( placement is eeh!)

I do believe it makes the card feel more balanced and complete,

I also feel I may have stretched the sketch to far.  So ladies

I understand if you feel this is a little bit to much for such a

a basic sketch.  I soooooo understand!!!

I am also linking it up to 2 other challenges.

Crazy 4 Challenges

(to use an animal)


and “ABC” Challenges

(No flowers this time!)

ABC challenge badge 2013

The sentiment is SU.

The elephant is from Verve.

Used my Cricut and Cuttlebug.

SU lattice embossing folder.

 Scalloped border and circle punches.

Fussy cutting with scissors!

Have a wonderfully creative day,


11 thoughts on “Seize the Sketch

  1. This is so cute. I can still see the sketch. Love the cute elephant with his little flag.

  2. I can totally see the sketch and I think you did a terrific job with it! I love the colours and the embossing too, Nancy! Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch!

  3. Such a sweet baby card. The elephant is very cute. Perfect for a new little boy!!

  4. this is adorable!!!!! Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch

  5. Nancy, this is such a CUTE card! LOVE your colors! LOVE the texture! LOVE that sentiment with the elephant! Super DARLNG card!

  6. Such a cutie pie card!
    thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  7. What an adorable little elephant. Great paper piecing!

  8. I followed your link and decided to have a go at this challenge 🙂 I love your card, I think the background paper you have used is lovely xx

  9. Just darling, love the sweet elephant & flag and all the texture too! Thanks for playing along with our ‘No Flowers’ challenge over at ABC Challenges!

  10. Such a sweet card! I just love it! Thank you for playing along with us over at ABC Challenges! 🙂

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