Monday, April 21, 2014

The earth is the Lord's. . .

The earth is the Lord's and everything in it! Psalm 24.1
In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.
Job 12:10
Designed to fit in a frame (see below)

Old: Flowers & Doily ~ New: Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys & Bird Song Paper

CHACB Challenge #6: Sketch Challenge (with a twist)

The current challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous is to: a Sketch Challenge, with a Twist!Use the sketch below as inspiration for creating your project. You can modify the sketch to create a card, scrapbook layout, altered canvas, mini book cover, and so on. Now, for the TWIST! You must search your hoard and find one item that is OLD and one item that is NEW and use them BOTH on your project. Show us how you combine older items from your stash with something recently purchased. Twist it up!!

 One talented participant (selected from both April Challenges) will receive this fabby prize for their work donated by Hampton Art. Hampton Art, founded in 1980 in picturesque Long Island, NY, has been inspiring stampers, crafters and papercraft enthusiasts for over 20 years. They have a portfolio of brands including Hampton Art™, Studio G™, Diffusion, Ditto™ and Ki Memories®, acquired in 2012. 

You have until Sunday, May 4 at midnight PDT to prepare, submit and link up your project to the CHAC Blog


Project Description

So thankful to the Lord that he has given us this wonderful creation. This project was created as a gift for my the best sister in the whole world: mine! My last project was a card for my mother. I am so very blessed for the Lord's gift of both of these dear women. . .My sister's birthday was actually last month on the first day of spring, which is most fitting for her, but she wasn't coming back to the mainland until this month, and over to visit until this week! 

It was designed to fit in the frame, but was really difficult to photograph without glare, so I took it out of the frame. . .I thought up decorating the frame, but decided against it and went with a more crisp look.

Since our challenge was "a sketch with a twist," I twisted the sketch by turning it on its side and shifting the main image panel. .  .if you haven't worked with one of Gloria's sketches, give it a try, she's a master sketch designer!

From the Stash

Paper:  Black, Suede
Designer Paper: Graphic 45 Bird Song
Ink: Versafine Onyx, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Accessories: Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys, Assorted flowers from Gloria Stengel ages ago, Wilton doily, twine, Thrifty's $5 shadowbox frame, Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder, Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Die Ornate Borders and Flowers
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Ornate Border Sentiments
Please visit the rest of the design team to see some AMAZING projects.

Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. Your interpretation of this sketch is nothing short of wonderful, Jan. I love the way you used the border strips in the background, and the way you kept things simple and let that beautiful image shine. The stamped sentiment and keys are the perfect embellishments. Soooo lovely!

  2. A beautiful work of art my friend. So much attention to detail and a beautiful image. Well done!

  3. Incredible work, love this project!! xo

  4. Breathtaking. Really amazing. Love all the details and the angled birds... so beautiful.

  5. This is beautiful Jan Marie - love the crisp frame around the beautiful art you have created.

  6. I love this. I think that you used the paper so well and made the sketch seem so easy to use! What a great idea to use a frame! Super project!

  7. Wow, Jan, I love your interpretation of the sketch. What a beautiful frame. The paper you used is beautiful!

  8. This is beautiful. I love how you used the patterned paper and interpreted the sketch. Lovely work.

  9. Your card is so pretty. I really like the way you used the sketch. It gives me some ideas on how to change things up the next time.


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!