Monday, November 3, 2014

November Sketch and Dare Challenge

 Susie here today and I am delighted to introduce the 
November Sketch and Dare Challenge by sharing Tonya's beautiful sketch!

This month's DARE is to use a Grateful/Thankful theme.

TO ENTER the Die~Namites Dies November Sketch Challenge YOU MUST:
  1. Use at least one Die~Namites Die in your creation.
  2. Use the SKETCH! It can be interpreted (loosely or exactly) as a card, layout or altered piece!
  3. Incorporate the DARE into your creation.
  4. Mention the Die~Namites Die you used in your blog post.
  5. Link back to the Die~Namites Dies Blog.
  6. You have until the last day of the month to post your creation on your blog and link up to this post.  **PLEASE add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog.**
Each participant will receive one entry into our random drawing
for each entry into the challenge.

 A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants for a
$25 Gift Certificate to Die~Namites Dies.

Here is my take on the sketch:

I used these dies on my project:
  I used the Birdhouse Trio die to cut kraft cardstock.  I trimmed off the top birdhouse and put tape on the reverse to hold all the die cut pieces in place for a simple mono-chromatic look.  I dressed it up a bit with self-adhesive 6mm and 3mm white pearls.

I love the way Tonya's sketch has half a doily peeking out from between the layers!  
I used the Spring Doily die and white cardstock for my card.

Here's a close up of the sentiment which fulfills the DARE portion of the challenge:

I was having fun playing around and also produced a slightly different version of this card:

In this version I embossed the kraft cardstock panel on the left side with a bird and branch design and lightly highlighted the design with ink.  

Want2Scrap 72 Count White Pearls
Want2Scrap Swirls Finesse - White
Kraft Cardstock
Cosmo Cricket Designer Paper
Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder - Birds and Swirls

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie


  1. Beautiful Sketch Tonya, What a great card Susie!! great take.

  2. Susie this card is fantastic. I love it!

  3. Beautiful card! Love the colors you used!

  4. Susie.....just LOVE all the detail in your card! FABULOUS take on this month's sketch!!!!