Sunday, November 4, 2012

OWH Sketch and Some News

 Long time no talk right?!

I really do miss you guys and I really miss being crafty too but I have a good reason for being gone. 

Among all the other things that were going on during my emotional roller coaster week we also find out I'm pregnant.  This is our first child and while it's exciting and joyful it's also tired and nauseous, and completely NOT crafty. 

I'm hoping now that I'm nearing the end my first trimester I'll get some energy and creativity back soon. :) 

I did manage to get together some cards for Operation Write Home using a sketch they sent me and that is what I'm here to share today. It felt really good to make something again even if it did take me twice as long as usual ha!

Here is the sketch

I did three cards using the same sketch and the same Hero Arts Stamp; Leaf and Flower Background. 

For this card I did a emboss resit using peeled paint, mustard seed, and spiced marmalade distress ink. 

I inked the background panel with scattered straw, mustard seed, and wild honey then stamped the background over top with water. It's a super subtle effect. 

Last I flipped the sketch and used the flowers to create the long line. The background stamp was used to create a border with some masking. 

Thanks for stopping by to visit! Don't forget to head over to OWH and enter your take on the sketch. I hope you found something to inspire you and I'm really hoping to be back soon! :)


  1. Hi Kelly! It's so nice to see a post from you! Big congratulations on your baby news! I hope you start feeling better and healthier very soon!

    Love these three BEAUTIFUL cards! The colors on the first two are so gorgeous and always love seeing those pretty poppies! Sending you lots of hugs!

  2. Kelly,
    When your posts stopped I was hoping it was the BABY BUG!
    CONGRATULATIONS..will continue praying for a GREAT pregnancy:)

  3. Congratulations on the baby and thanks for providing these gorgeous samples to inspire everyone on the OWH Stars & Stamps blog with his week's sketch challenge!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

  4. these are gorgeous! congratulations, I really hope you have a smooth road ahead, I hated the nausea!

  5. Great cards--I particularly like you last card with the flowers. The masking made for a great effect! Thanks for helping us visualize the sketch! (And congrats on your news! --Yvonne

  6. WOW these are stunning! I absolutely love your last card, awesome design and coloring! Congrats on your baby news!
    Tammy x

  7. Hi Kelly -- I was so excited to see you and your wonderful cards over at the Stars and Stamps Blog. I'm one of the many cardmakers for OWH and also love to play in their Weekly sketch challenge.

    It was a JOY to see each of your amazing cards...I'm also a huge Hero Arts fan and LOVE everything you created with their wonderful products!

    Big hugs,

  8. Hi Kelly!!
    Loooove your new cards!! They're really wonderful!
    And...CONGRATULATIONS on the baby news!!
    That's awesome!!
    Hope you're feeling well!
    Lenny XO

  9. Hi Kelly, your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for making our samples this week and congratulations on your happy news!

  10. I couldn't be more thrilled for you Kelly!! You're cards are beautiful ( as always)

  11. Hi gorgeous!! So excited about the little one :)

    I just played with this sketch today-I love your cards, it's nice to see then again!

    Hope you feel better now that the 1st trimester is over!

  12. Congratulations!! I hope you soon start feeling better - that nausea is no fun :(
    Thanks for making these great sample cards for the OWH sketch, they're gorgeous!
    I especially love the first card with that gorgeous flower accent, but they're all beautiful!