Friday, June 19, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You - Top 20 - Round 3



Happy Friday Everyone :)

Before I get to my card - I just wanted to say a big thank you to Laura and Kazan and the wonderful judges and to all of you who left such sweet comments! Thank You So Much!!!! Thank you for allowing me to be part of the Top 20 in the Ultimate Card Showdown that Laura and Kazan are holding to celebrate their first blogaversary over at 2 Sketches 4 You! I am so honored to be part of this amazing event and to be surrounded with such talented artistes from around the world! A big Thank you to you all!!

This week Laura gave us a wonderful sketch - there were so many possibilites that I didn't know which way to go. I love how from one sketch there are endless possibilites for making cards :) I wanted to make a fun little scene and used the circle element as a little owl's home in a tree that could open and close (I have been watching the Adventures of Winne the Pooh with my 4 year old son :) .

The door on the little owl's house says: Knock Knock ....
and from the side:


The little knothole opens up to reveal a little owl-ie who is sitting on a sign that says: Whoo's there? :) I don't know what it is about little owls - but they are just so cute :)

and from the side:



Here is a close up picture of the outside of the knothole door and then it opens up to show the inside of the little owl-ie's nest:

I had so much fun making this! I drew out a tree and then tore some pieces of ribbon in strips to create a bark look. The knot hole was actually a ribbon spool that measures 1 3/4 inches and I took the top part off and put it into a hole that I punched with my 1 3/4 punch into the tree. I created a little “door” to the owls’ home and adhered it with some Tacky super glue on one side to the side of the kothole. Here is a closer look at it:


I was so excited when the ribbon spool that I had actually measured 1 3/4" the same as my punch! I added some green flower soft to the inside of my little owl's nest for a more nest-y-ish sort of look.


I decorated the inside of the card with the same theme of the sketch and left it blank inside so that it can be for any occaision :)


Card Details: Paper: K&Company (for the green and blue DP) and the rest from stash Ink: Chocolate Chip SU! and Martha Stewart brown, Stamps: Branching Out Accessories Accessories: flowers from the Mother’s Day KI, brads, ribbon spool for the knot hole, 1 3/4 circle punch SU!, 1 1/2 circle punch CM, 1 inch circle punch SM, Diamond Stickles, Flower Soft, white gel pen, corner rounder, dimensionals, button from stash.


I had alot of fun making this card - and I can't wait to see what wonderful creations have been created with this lovely sketch! A big thank you to Laura, Kazan and lovely judges and all of you and big hugs and thanks to all of my fellow showdown participants – it is a total honor to be with you!

 I feel so blessed to be part of this global crafting family :)

Thank you for visiting my little corner :)

Big hugs!
Sankari :)

46 comments:

Laura Davis said...

Wow this card is a masterpiece! LOVE it!
Thanks & Good Luck!
Laura & Kazan

Ann said...

OMG, you are a cardmaking goddess!!!!! Seriously, Sankari, this is a work of art!!!! WOW oh WOW!!!!

cheryln said...

so cute!! love the tree with the little peek a boo owl!! fabulous!!

Anja (scrappie) said...

This is awesome a beautiful work of art, love it.

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Stunning! Amazing! Awesome! This card has so much detail. I love it.

~amy~ said...

Wowza...talk about creative!!!! I absolutely a-dore this!! Good Luck to you!!!

Yvette said...

What a super cute card!!! Good job!!!

Randee E said...

WoW! Simply amazing!! You done it again :0) This should be framed. I love it all, but my favorite is the tree. I love how you achieved the bark look.

Carol Dunstan said...

wow. Simply wow! I was already thinking this was stunning, and then that little owl pops out - too cute! Totally awesome stuff :)

Nice to see you back int he land of the living too (at least I hope that's what this post indicates!)

Charlene said...

You must be soooo excited!! This card is a winner!!! I'm in awe!!! WOW!!!!

Charlene said...

You must be soooo excited!! This card is a winner!!! I'm in awe!!! WOW!!!!

april said...

OMG!!!! That card is so AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! That is pure and simple TALENT!!! ABSOLUTE GENIUS!! I just love your blog and to see what fun creations you come up with.

Carly said...

WOW!! This is not a card, it's a piece of art!!! It is just amazing!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

This is soooooooo FREAKIN' AWESOME!!! Oh my gosh, girl, I so love your style!!

Amy said...

Oh my!! What a fun AWESOME card!! I love the interactive element and all the little details. Fabulous job!!

Radha said...

Dearest Sankari!!!
OMG!!!
That is .... wow!!!
Is so good!I love it...
R:)

Traci said...

Fabulous card! Love the tree you created with the little owl peeking out! Too cute.

Martha said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous and beyond words!! You are so talented!
Have a great weekend :)
Martha

clouds shadler said...

wow! wow! so so cute, your creativity never ceases to amaze me! Love your card Sankari, very good use of the sketch! And that owl is so adorably cute! Luv it!

Clouds :D

Monika/Buzsy said...

OMG! Fantastic creation! You are so creative! Love teh cute owl and the tree wit hteh flowers... just super! TFS!

Pam S. said...

Love it! the tree and the hole w/the owl...over the top cute...super cute grass and flowers...very creative and fun scene!
Pam Going Postal

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! What an amazing card! It's like a little piece of artwork that should hang in a museum!! Gorgeous!!

Simone said...

Wow what a card, my absolute favorite, really inspirational. Good luck in the challenge!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oh, wow!! This is so fabulous! Adorable, adorable design and super creative!

Sandra MacLean said...

...............thud!! Sankari, you make the MOST creative and imaginative cards!! This is a masterpiece and I think you need to just skip this round and go straight to the Top 5! :) I'd wish you luck, but you're not going to need it! (((((big hugs))))

Jenn D said...

This is absolutely amazing! The creations over at 2S4Y have been over the top creative and your card is right there with them. Good luck this week!

Beth Norman said...

You are such a very talented lady. I love reading your blog every day. You always think and work outside the box and I am so inspired by your talent.

Ingrid said...

Wow...what a stunning card. This one is so creative. I love it! Good luck!

Jo said...

this is just stunning, a fantastic card!

Frida said...

Congrats, congrats with this amazing fabulous creative card !!!

Cassie_lu said...

LOVE this card. The owl in the tree is very unique and wonderful.

Regan said...

you go girl..TOP TEN!!!

cheryln said...

wtg girl!! so happy to stop by again and congratulate you on your spot in the Top 10!! woooooooohooooooo! Amazing card! you do such fabulous work!!!

Laura said...

My goodness, your card is sooooo cute! I love the colours and of course, the owl is just gorgeous.
By the way, your name, Sankari. It is a word in Finnish and means hero :).

Deanna said...

Wowzers! This rocks like Phil Collins!

muriel said...

What a cute card, I love it, so so cute , the little owl hidden in the tree...very nice. Congratulations on making the top 10 you deserve it !!

Angie Tieman said...

Big congrats to you for making the top 10!! So well deserved, this card could have won the whole shebang!! Hugs!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Congrats on making the top 10 and good luck.

ArtisticInkspirations said...

These "cards" aren't cards... they're works of art!! Wow.. WOnderful ladies!!

Martha said...

Congrats on making the TOP 10 :)

AUsome mom said...

Well, just when I think you cannot possibly amaze me any more.....you've done it again! Girl...THIS IS INCREDIBLE! I just cannot believe this. You are one incredibly talented card maker, yes you are!! You SO deserve top 10 and I'll be pulling for you to win THE TOP PRIZE!! Congratulations on a truly masterful card :)

Emily said...

Wow, this is a museum piece! I've never seen anything as remarkable as this. I just love the little owl house and how you decorated the inside with flower soft. The tree bark is so creative, too. Well done!!

Michelle aka Otomon said...

Wow! I saw this card and fell in love! It is just adorable! Congrats on the top 10!
Michlle :)

Made by Mandy said...

Many Congratulations on making it into the top 10 and thank you for the wonderful creations you have made so far, this one was especially nice. You are so blooming talented :)

Good luck for the final sketch!

Brooke S said...

SO COOL! You are so Seriously crazy... I can't believe what you can get done with such little time... The knot hole and the owl inside... ADORABLE!!!

Hugs
Brooke

Maria said...

Never seen anything like this before - sooo beautiful and what an imagination you have to think of this. And yes, the little owls are just soo cute!! Greetings from Denmark