Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Be Awesome



Hi and welcome!  Today is Freshly Made Sketch Challenge Day and once again we have a fabulous sketch for you!  Our hostess today is our talented Canadian friend, Jen Brum and here is her sketch:


My son is planning on leaving home and going to share a house with 6 of his friends (yep, 7 young men in the same house - oh joy!)  While my heart hurts that my firstborn is leaving home, I'm happy for him and of course he's welcome to move home again if it all proves too hard or too expensive :)

I wanted to encourage him in this rite of passage so I made him this card, using Jen's sketch:


As you can see, I changed the rectangles to triangles and off-set them slightly, but hopefully you can still see the sketch.  I sponged different colored inks onto some triangles I cut using my paper trimmer and arranged them onto a white card base.  The sentiment is from a NBUS Neat and Tangled set.  I just love that font and also that there is an outline die.  So cool!


Thanks for visiting!  Be sure to visit the rest of the design team and see their amazing cards.

Products used:

Stamps:  Awesome (Neat and Tangled)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Beanstalk Green, Goldenlocks, Maliblue, Coral Reef (SSS)
Cardstock:  White, Black
Dies:  Awesome
Accessories:  White EP

Cheers
Karren

19 comments:

Aileen Ryan said...

Brilliant Card Karren, love the triangles and blanding looks great. I'm sitting here imagining six or seven boys living together and it leaves me with a few suggestions. One, dont do surprise drop in, give plenty of warning. Expect him to come visit often if you live near by cause you will probably be the only stable food supply and also the clothes washer and reminder of important appointments. I have three gone and two still here and Aaron the youngest twin informed me he and girlfriend plan to be gone in a year, having enough to purchase new home. Its the first time I have felt sad at the thought of the house emptying but then I thought mmmm what can I do with that room!!! Enjoy

Suchi said...

OH Woww!! This is outstanding Karren!! Love the way you used up the triangles for the sketch! :)
Suchi xx

Vicki Finger said...

I LOVE your take on the sketch! I think you have inspried me to try something like it.

Ruth said...

This is fabulous! I love your take on the sketch - the different colours of triangle work so well. Someone once told me when I was leaving home that I had to go in order to come back. Think of it often. He will be back - my mum and dad regularly remind me that you can never really get rid of children - they've been trying for 40 years ;) xx

M Strach said...

WOW! I love your Sketch card!! :))It's so different :))

Rosemary said...

wow... what an absolutely cool design, karren!!! love your take on the sketch!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I can see that you went and were awesome with this fantastic card design, Karren! I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so cool & fun! I love it!

Joyce said...

Love your interpretation of the sketch. Perfect for a young man.

Linda Callahan said...

Yep awesome describes this card perfectly! Love everything about it! Oh my 7 guys in one house......they will definitely have a good time! Hope everyone remembers to get up in the morning to go to work now and then....lol....

Jen Mitchell said...

This is the most fantastic thing that I've seen in ages! It is such a clever take on the sketch and a testament to your fabulous design skills!

Jeanne J. said...

This is wonderful Karren! I love the geometric designs and that sentiment that just jumps off the page!

Jen Timko said...

Deep breaths...and....oh wow!! 7 boys. Back to deep breaths. This is totally the perfect card for your son. A nice reminder of how great he can be! Love those panels!

Claire said...

This is just brilliant Karren! What a fab take on the sketch this week! 7 boys living together? I dread to think - it's bad enough living with 3 boys!

Amy O said...

Awesome card, Karren! I love the colors and the fun design. And I love the outlined sentiment. 7 boys in one house -- if it's rented, that's one brave landlord!

Jen Brum said...

Oh, this card is so fun Karren! I love the triangles! They are the perfect take on the sketch! You think outside the box so well! I don't know if I would want to live with 7 boys! Hopefully one of them can clean?!!!!

Stampingcountry said...

Your "awesome" is awesome. Fun color combo too.

Nancy said...

Incredible card and yes you can still see the sketch! Fabulous job!

Kim S said...

I LOVE your angled triangles - absolutely catches the eye!