Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 198-Good Times Are Ahead

It’s time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! I rotated the sketch and put together a clean and crisp masculine design using stamps and dies from Avery Elle.

Good Times Are Ahead-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Avery Elle
Instead of using an image, I used a sentiment as the focal point for my design.  I picked the "good times are ahead" sentiment from Avery Elle's Aim High set.  It's stamped in navy pigment ink (yes, I'm still obsessing over my Memento Luxe inks . . .) on a kraft panel.  I layered the panel on an orange cardstock mat, then set it on an orange striped patterned paper panel.  A navy die cut arrow, cut with the coordinating Aim High dies, is tucked underneath the right side of the image panel. I added a trio of orange enamel dots around the sentiment for a little dimension.  The striped panel is adhered to a piece of kraft cardstock, then set on a navy blue card base.

To play along, just create a card based on the sketch and link it up on Karen’s blog. For lots of inspiration be sure to check out what the other Sweet Sunday Sketch stampers have created for you this week. Here’s where to find them:

Dana White
Dawn Easton
Jackie Pedro
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Lisa Henke
Lynn Put
Melissa Hubert
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers:  Avery Elle Aim High stamp set and Aim High dies, Tsukineko Memento Luxe Nautical Blue ink, Pink Paislee Hey Kid 6x6 paper pad, Doodlebug Design Sprinkles orange enamel dots

other:  Pumpkin Pie and Night of Navy cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); circle punches (EK Success)


  1. Fabulous masculine card! Love that funky arrow!

  2. Yay someone else flipped the sketch! Love the arrow for the tab, and the orange striped paper!

  3. soooo, so cute Lori. LOVE those orange stripes with the kraft and navy! ♥

  4. Great card Lori! Love the cute little arrow and that striped BG paper!!!

  5. Nice take on the sketch. The blue lines work very well!

  6. Love these colors together Lori! The arrow is *perfect* too! Great use of this fabby sketch. :)

  7. I really like how you flipped the sketch upside down to put the tab at the bottom. I'm a stripe girl so I love this!

  8. Oh I love how you totally flipped the sketch and have the tab at the bottom. Awesome!!

  9. I am loving this color combo and the bold stripes are fantastic! What a fun accent with the arrow too, fun!!


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