Monday 2 March 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #112 and Time Out Challenge #25

Good Afternoon!

First of all, I'd like to thank all of you for a very warm and kind welcome of my first crafting video that I made. It was a quite a lot of work to learn how to edit it and I am SO pleased that you liked it. There are more videos coming soon. It just have been such a busy weeks lately that I hadn't have time to edit any or even craft. 

But I did have time to make this card inspired by the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch and the theme from Time Out Challenge:

This is my entry to the CAS(E) this Sketch #112 and to
the Time Out Challenge #25.

This card got Honourable Mention at CTS. 

When I saw the latest sketch at the CAS(E) this Sketch I immediately thought of design paper to be used at the bottom of the card. I don't know why, since I hardly ever use design papers in my cards. Then when I saw the Rock around the Clock -theme at the Time Out, I remembered that one of the stamps on the Label Love stamp set says U Rock! And I got this idea of a brick wall! LOL! I am in a need of a masculine thank you card, so this idea was very handy for me.

I started with masking off the bottom portion of a card and inked up the upper part of the card with Black Soot and Pumice Stone Distress Inks. I tried to be loose and achieve kind of an uneven look. Then I stamped first, second and third generation stamping with Black Soot DI with U Rock from Label Love by Altenew and created this brick wall illusion. This time I went for the distress look in purpose. For the "sentiment" I used Versafine Satin Red. At the bottom of a card I wanted to add some fun and drew a whole with black marker and eyes that looked at us in the whole. This idea comes from Mauri Kunnas' children books, my girls love them I read these a lot. At least my Finnish speaking friends will recognize these eyes for sure but I believe some of his books are translated into English too. After the brick wall was done, I added to here and there very very loosely Black Soot and Pumice stone DI with my ink pending tool to get the scuffed and worn-out look. Then I dry embossed the thanks sentiment from Wplus9 and added a same diecut on top of it. I did this because I really like the look of inlaid die cutting but I don't like the puzzle work that it involves and this die cut has a lot little tiny parts. So by embossing it first and then adhering the die cut afterwords, I think I was able to achieve quite similar look with no puzzle work. For the finishing touch I added a few star confetti from Hobbycraft and clear Wink of Stella onto the sentiment.

Here are some close-ups:

I will link this card into these challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch #112 - the sketch
Time Out Challenge #25 - I used the word Rock in my card

Here are the graphics:

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful day!



  1. Another fabulous card Marika! I just LOVE the eyes peeping through the wall!
    You ROCK!

  2. Taas kerran ihan mielettömän hyvä idea ja loistava toteutus! Mahtis kortti!

  3. Marika what a fantastic version of the sketch! I've been wanting those label sentiments forever, love the eyes, and especially love the embossed die... it really does look fantastic... thanks for 'playing cards' with us at CTS!!
    =] Michele

  4. Just fabulous Marika! Love the pop of red and the repeat stamping, hreat take in the sketch and so pleased you shared with is at TIME OUT x

  5. I am loving that brick wall, It is so fun. I also love the little eyes you created. I have never read the book but this could be your new trademark!! fabulous design!!

  6. That card is wonderful! I LOVE the idea.

  7. How very cool, Marika ... what a great brick wall ... those little eyes are fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  8. Another fabulous card Marika! I love how the Thanks hangs off the side of the card - perfection!! Jill

  9. How cool is this brick wall of label sentiment! Love that pop of red against all that gray and black. Just an amazing interpretation of this sketch!

  10. So clever and so fabulous!

  11. Oh, I love this! That stamped background looks fabulous! Great take on the sketch!

  12. Another winner from you, Marika!!!! Oh, I love what you have done here!!! The stamped bottom part looks fantastic and you have done the stamping so perfectly and neatly!!!! The eyes are so cute!!!! The sentiment looks great and I love the little stars you have added!!!!! Gorgeous, Marika!!!
    Have a great day!!!

  13. What a fantastic card Marika. Love the design... the gray/.black shades look wonderful on those labels... and the touch of red is just perfect. Love all of your cards... you do wonders with your coloring. :)

  14. Tämä on todellakin upea! Hieno totoeutus, dramaattiset värit, luova ja hauska kortti! Jee! Kiitos kun osallistuit TIME OUT Haasteeseen.

  15. Fun take on the sketch, Marika! Love your "wall" of sentiments!

  16. Marika I love your card. I actually just wanted to say and I have been and commented before I just went back through your posts using the Altnew stamps as I have some and use your style for my inspiration. You truly are an inspiration and I just sit in awe of you.

  17. Love how you used Label Love in this super cool card!