Thursday, January 19, 2017

CAS[E] this Sketch #205

Just when I think Chrissy has tricked us into a bit of hard thinking for this week's Sketch, I had a light-bulb moment!  Here you go:


At first glance you might think four or five layers, right?  but Chrissy never said they had to be Rectangular layers!!  No. she never sets rules. 

[you may think I've been hitting the helium =]


These balloon dies, from SSS, have been in my stash for years, and years.  They still are as fresh, and cute, as day one in my eyes.  I had a bit of a 'keren-baker-moment' leaving the balloon tops intact and raised above the card base ... it will require a 5x7" envelope, but that's okay by me.

Hope it's okay with Chrissy ... let's run by CTS and see what she created with her Sketch, shall we?

=]  Michele

Other supplies:  MFT Blueprints tag builder #3
                              Clearly Besotted: Always & Forever: Poppy
                              patterned paper from stash -


23 comments:

Michelle said...

Love, love this! Beautiful colors/pp and an oh-so-clever design for this sketch challenge.

sandie said...

Such an 'out of the box' take on the sketch, love it, and all in pretty pink! Loving the creativity here x

lostinpaper said...

Shazam! Great lightbulb or should I say 'balloon' moment!

LeAnne said...

Super duper cute...you always do think outside the box...and the card! :D

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous take on the sketch, Michele!

Barb Ghig said...

I love the patterned papers you chose for your balloons, and that you left their 'tops' intact! Loving the negative die cut sentiment, too...A really super cute Valentine card, Michele!!!

Aileen Ryan said...

Fab card Michele, love those balloons.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, you clever girl - you've rocked this sketch, Michele!!!!! Love your fun balloons - ...such great creativity here, my friend!!!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

Susi K. said...

Fine, Michele, you can call it a "light bulb moment", but I prefer to see it as a "stroke of genius" - what a fun, bubbly Valentine's card!

Birgit said...

Cute! Cute! Love the happy balloon layers Michelle. You're so good at thinking outside the box. I totally would have done rectangles... Wish you could send me some of your creative juices. ;0)

Jeanne said...

Fabulous! You are such a creative thinker! The balloons look terrific in those papers. I think the brads as highlights is super clever, too. The way you added the be mind with the string...wonderful creativity. You are amazing!

Bobby said...

I love the way you think, Michele. I've had that balloon die forever also and I'm not sure I've ever used that big one. I love the papers and the way the stamped sentiment curls around the bottom of the balloons. Pinning for sure!

Marybeth said...

Love your fun take on the sketch using balloons! Pretty in pink card!

Cat Craig said...

Sigh...the way your brain works...just fabulous...and lucky that your fingers can translate.

Lisa Elton said...

What an original and extremely creative take on the sketch! Your rocked this Michele, love it!!

Brenda said...

What a clever take on the sketch Michele!!! See...my mind wouldn't have worked like that nor would I had a light bulb moment. sigh. I need your brain!!!! lol Hugs, Brenda

Nora N. said...

Oh I LOVE it!! This ROCKS!!!!!!

Eliz Stewart said...

Wicked cute!

Sharron said...

Super clever, balloons are such a fun choice! Love the great patterned papers!

Karren said...

What a clever wsay to use the sketch! The papers are so pretty and the white enamel dots the perfect finishing touch. I've got those balloon dies, too and I think I've used them once!

Anita in France said...

So sweet and pretty in pink, Michele ... and such a brilliant take on the sketch ... the detailing is fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Barbara Derksen said...

Too cool for words! I love when you exhume stash to give it new life - you outdid yourself. The stamped sentiment is perfect.

Tracey McNeely said...

Awesome!