Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #120

Happy Friday, everyone! =) Thanks for joining me for my card for this week's Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge. First is the sketch:

Here is my card:

I used Bella and Bronte from Mo's Digital Pencil for my card. I adore this sweet image! I paired her with the yummy papers from October Afternoon's Thrift Shop collection. The sentiment is from this versatile set by Hero Arts.

I tried to create a film strip-ish look in the background, so I printed out three smaller images then colored them using monochromatic color scheme. Thanks to Donna for the color combination in this post.

I then glued them diagonally on the text paper from the Thrift Shop collection before trimming. I used a 1/8" hole punch to punch out the film strip-ish notches as Kristina Werner showed on this layout. It took a little while, but I like how it turned out. Now, this punch is officially on top of my list!! LOL! Tools make my life easy. =)

It's a little sad that most of the little images were covered, but was a great chance to practice coloring in monochromatic colors. I added a little ribbon bit and a button on the focal image for a little interest. The beautiful teal twill from May Arts is the perfect match for this paper collection! You can find them at Practicing Creativity. Courtney has an awesome selection of ribbons in her store, so go and check them out!

Well, that's all I have for now. Don't forget to check out what all the other members of the TESC Sketch Crew came up with for this sketch!! Here are the links:
Also, we are welcoming a new Sketch Crew member - Rosie Hughes! Welcome to the Crew, Rosie! Please hop over to her fabulous blog and say hi. Don't forget to go to Taylor's blog to find out how you can join the fun!

Have a fabulous weekend, my friends! =)

Thanks for stopping by!

cardstock: Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
stamp: Hero Arts (Hero Arts)
patterned paper: October Afternoon
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
buttons: Papertry Ink
ribbon: May Arts at Practicing Creativity
hole punch: McGill
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug
Copics used:
monotone: E31, E53, E51, E50
skin: E01, E00, E000, R20
outfit: R27, R24, R22, Y17, Y19, Y13, E59, E57, E55, E53
Bront: E19, E08, E97, E95, E93, E29, E27, E25
flowers: YG17, YG03, YR18, YR15


Lori Craig said…
adore this card....i mean A.D.O.R.E.
Barbara said…
The Bella and Bronte stamps are my most favourite images by Mo! I love Bronte !!!
Your card is wonderful Alice! Great colours!
Monika/Buzsy said…
Such a cute card Alice. Love the image and how you repeated it on the BG. Cute little tag. :o)
Ellie said…
HOLLY SMOKES your coloring kicks BUM... I am just in awe.. WOW and WOW! LOVE IT :) This card is so sweet. Happy Friday Dear Friend!
Jami said…
Wowzas - first of all the overall concept of this card is AH-MAZING and then all the little details...WOW!
Jodi Collins said…
LOVE this Alice! The filmstrip is SO awesome and I love your coloring!!
Maylee said…
Wow Alice! LOVE your coloring and the film strip is soooo cool!
BabyBokChoy said…
Oh seriously fun image, look at those curls!!! What a darling card, it makes me smile!
Niki Estes said…
I love this, Alice! I love how you used the smaller version of the image as a background!
Sherrie said…
Beautifully colored and I love that you put that background strip at an angle...totally suits your project!
donna mikasa said…
How awesome is this card?? Very!! What a great take on the sketch in your wonderful Alice style! Love the filmstrip effect--you totally rocked it! Have a great weekend, my friend!
Amy said…
Adorable! Love the film strip effect, so cool looking and your coloring of all the images is fabulous! Awesome card, Alice!
Monika Reeck said…
this is sooo beautiful Alice..love the coloring your Images...sooo lovely card...hugs
Jodi said…
Alice this is really pretty! I love the image in the background and this card layout! Great work!
Jodi =)
Merry said…
THis is such a wonderful card. So love the idea of using the image again as a film strip. Clever.
Karen B. said…
Very original and unique idea, perfectly executed. I hope you have a fantastic weekend!
Rosie said…
Great card! Awesome job coloring the images!
Julie said…
OMG, I just love this!! I love what you did with the monochromatic images!! Just gorgeous and oh so clever!! Beautiful card, Alice!
alexandra s.m. said…
Gorgeous alice! so much work and love went into this card! Wow!!
Sanne said…
Really beautiful and special design Alice. Fab work!

See you after the holiday end July - take care my friend!
Hugs Sanne
Lisa Hjulberg said…
Wow wow wow, Alice, this is just the coolest thing ever!!! What a great idea for that sketch! I love your take on sketches... you are always creating outside of the box, which is one of the things I love most about you!
Tasha said…
Amazing card Alice, i really love your take on the sketc. Your use of the DP is awesome and i love the image you have used
love tasha xx
Igagnon76 said…
wow! i love the monochromatic "vintage" feel of the backround images. great inspiration, thank you!
Courtney K said…
that mono coloring is awesome. and the film strip idea is so freakin' clever!!
Suzanne C said…
WOW! This is a masterpiece. LOve the filmstrip. (But don't think I could have covered it up!) Gorgeous.
Chelsea said…
OMG! How creative is this!
Thanks for sharing your talents with us.
You are so inspirational!
What fantastic yummy coloring, and I love the filmstrip idea! Totally creative use of the sketch!
Jill said…
That filmstrip effect is truly original! LOVE it!!!!

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