Saturday, May 26, 2012

Operation Write Home Sketch #60

Operation Write Home has given us a choice of 121 card sketches to pick from for their OWH Stars & Stamps Blog Hop Event going on this weekend. I choose sketch #60 shown below.
I grabbed my Club Scrap Time&Space stamps and enjoyed creating the nine 1" squares for the front of this card. I liked the orientation of the sketch, so I just left it as is.


Sending handcrafted greeting cards to OWH (for deployed heroes to write home) is a little way of showing my appreciation for our troops' tireless efforts and sacrifice.
Thanks, OWH for organizing this blog hop!
It seems I have a hard time just leaving it at that, so I have more crafting pics below, but if you are short on time - hop to the next blog. There lots tons to view! 

Here are a few picks about creating this fun card.  I began by using the Time & Space Stamps and Club Scrap's Black India Ink (this ink won't bleed when I use the waterbrush with the colored pencils later).
Now adding a little color...
...and cutting into 7/8" squares...
...matted onto black 1" squares and attached to my card front.


Thanks for stopping by,
Kay Williamson
Club Scrap Design Team


73 comments:

  1. Love this take on the sketch! Thanks for the tutorial! I love the colors and stamps that you used. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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  2. Great tutorial! Love how you cut up and created a tiled effect with that stamp!

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  3. Gorgeous cards, Kay!! I love how the colored squares look "techie". This would be a great card for anyone--boy, girl, gal, guy, etc.

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  4. This is fabulous!! The way you colored those elements looks amazing, and the overall look of the card is fantastic! I love it all!

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  5. Kay, you are so clever. Your card turned out great!

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  6. Great take on this sketch! Thanks for including the pics to show your technique. Using the large image cut down is super idea. Thanks to Club Scrap for joining in the Memorial Day hop and for supporting OWH!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  7. Lovely card and beautifully colored! Thank you for your support of OWH!

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  8. Gorgeous card, Kay (as always!) You constantly inspire me to do more!

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  9. Great sketch and I like the images you used.

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  10. I couldn't agree with anyone more - so little to do for those that do so much for us on a daily basis. Love the sketch you chose and the stamp set. Great tutorial, too.... would love to know your choice in watercolor pencils used.

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    1. Thanks for the comment, you are soooo kind. About the colored pencils I use, I have a water-color colored pencil set from Faber Castell. they work well for my purposes, and I use them quite a bit. There is something about coloring that is relaxing to me, just like my old grade-school projects I guess, heheee. Have a good day.

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  11. Yeah! I chose Sketch 60 also! Love what you did with the card. Beautiful stamp set. craftycolonel.blogspot.com

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  12. I like the way you used one stamp and cut it apart for this sketch.

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  13. Love this card-- what an awesome way to do this out of a bigger image--love it!

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  14. I love what you did with that sketch, your stamps, and the markers! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. T&S looks so good in these bright colors and all inched up! Thanks for showing us how you did it!

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  16. Beautiful card Kay - always fun to see what you do!!

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  17. Love the stamped images and how you take on this sketch. Looks great. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  18. What a cool card! At first I thought it was one large image that you cut into inchies. Then I saw how you did it - that's a lot of work! Thanks for participating in the OWH Blog Hop. :-)

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  19. Thanks for the tutorial on achieving the tiled effect. Maybe my next attempt will be better than the last. ;-) Thanks for participating in the blog hop and showing your support for our troops.

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  20. Beautiful card. Thanks for your support of our troops and OWH.

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  21. Very nice! Love that you made your own inchies from larger images. TFS

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  22. Thank you, Kay, for a beautiful card and for showing how you did it! Wow! I think I can do that!

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  23. Wow! You went to a LOT of work to make that card! I have to admit that I tossed my first effort at that sketch away after much frustration. I'll have to try again.

    Thanks for sharing such an absolutely gorgeous card, and for the inspiration!

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  24. I love how you interpreted this sketch (no surprise!), Kay. Great job!

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  25. That's beautiful, Kay. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  26. Now I've gotta get those stamps out again...great job, as always!

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  27. What a fun sketch! Love how you matted the colored squares with black...great frame!

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  28. Those are wonderful inchies! I'm geared up to try it myself now. Thanks so much for the extra pics.

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  29. What a great card...love the tiles. Thanks for showing us how to do it.

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  30. Fun sketch with tutorial. Awesome. Happy Memorial Day weekend. Hugs

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  31. Instantly reminded me of a retreat t-shirt for some reason :) Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for the note - yes, it is like a Club Scrap retreat t-shirt, heheeee, it didn't dawn on me until you commmented, glad you did!

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  32. What a great idea to mat the squares on black! It makes the colors pop! :)

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  33. Great card! This sketch is one of my favorites and I love the card you've made here. Thanks for showing us how it came together, too!

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  34. I love the mosaic look and how you created it from those stamps. What a clever idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. WOW- love what you did with this--just awesome!! Thanks for hopping and supporting OWH!

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  36. Wonderful card, and coloring! Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

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  37. Wonderful, wonderful! I love that you used colored pencils!

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  38. Gorgeous card Kay. Love the map-like look of this stamp.

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  39. Wow!!! I LOVE THIS! Fabulous tutorial. I've got to try this - so much inspiration.

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  40. Oh, I love the card. Thanks for the tutorial. I need to try this after the blog is over.

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  41. fantastic take on the sketch and you've inspired me to try this one. I've been a bit leery of it :)but your tutorial on using a larger image makes me itch to get out the ink. Thanks for your support of OWH!

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  42. What a great take on this sketch!! Beautiful card!!

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  43. Wow! What a great card. Thanks for the tutorial too. I love how you used different parts of the same image. Love your card-it's got a funky steampunk feel to it.

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  44. What a great card and such detail. Love it!

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  45. As usual Kay, your creations are just over the top gorgeous! You put your heart and soul into everything you do! Love this!

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  46. Lovely card! I love the attention to detail :)

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  47. Thanks for supporting OWH. Love how you made the card.

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  48. I loved seeing your process and am adding those stamps to my wish list. Great card!

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  49. Brilliant way to make a card using this sketch! Your card is gorgeous. Thank you so much for the tutorial, my MOJO is working overtime! I can't wait to browse Club Scrap some more after I am done hopping. Thank you for supporting OWH!

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  50. What a stunning card that's so fitting for our soldiers to send home! Love all the deets. I can't wait to come back after the hop to see more inspiring projects! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  51. this is really cute great use of the sketch and the image.

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  52. Very cool! Thanks for the pictures showing how you did it! Wonderful job!

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  53. Such a cool card! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  54. Very nice way to use this sketch! it's perfect for your birthday "time" theme. The colors are really nice with the black framing and black and white papers. Thanks for sharing it!

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  55. What a classy card...so well done. Thanks for sharing it and how you created those inchies...great idea.
    Thanks for supporting OWH and being part of this hop.

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  56. I like how you cut up your stamped image to fit the nine squares. Lovely colors, too!

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  57. Great card!! Like the images and colors. Thanks for your support of OWH and all of our Heroes!
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  58. Kay this is AMAZING! I have a stamp like that and never knew what to do with it and now I do!! Thank you so much for inspiring me!!
    And thanks for hopping with OWH! :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment during the Blog Hop - what a great group you have. So glad have been part of the blog hop, thanks again.

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  59. Love the card and your little tutorial. Very inspirational.

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  60. Thanks for supporting OWH. Love your use of color. Very creative take on the sketch.

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  61. Lovely card and loved how you showed us how you did it. TFS

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  62. What a wonderful card...really like the images! Great use of sentiment! TFS!!!

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  63. Great card! Love the stamped designs into the little squares!~

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  64. Love what you did with the sketch - what a great idea. CASEing it for sure :)

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  65. Love the stamps that you used for this sketch. Nice job with the coloring.

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  66. Great colors. Love the brights with the dark strip.

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  67. Wonderful card and tutorial! So enjoyed your inspiration!
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