Today Taylor is posting her 100th sketch challenge. While I stopped creating sketch challenge due to the time it takes to create the sketches and comment on all the entries, I think I will start participating in Taylors Sketch challenges. I miss creating cards for challenges.


The sketch is just up my alley. Although it’s not a square, it has lots of circles! I love circles and ovals on my card. Of course  I had to change the sketch just a tiny bit. I flipped it over and scooted those three brad circles down…and added more then three. But other then that…well, and a sentiment oval on the bottom, other then that I was pretty true to the sketch.


My card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Chocolate chip cardstock folded in half. The edges of the card front were sponged with Walnut Stain Distress ink. A 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of My Mind’s Eye Dreamy 2 Patterned Paper was layered on the 3/16″ bigger piece of Whisper White cardstock. The Dreamy 2 horizontal strip measures 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″. A strip of lace (Walmart) was sewn to the bottom edge of the strip. A Prima Flower and different sized Rhinestone gems (Bo Bunny, Kaisercraft and Tiny Twinkles) add finish to the top right of the strip.

The half circle is also a piece of Dreamy 2 patterned paper. It was cut and embossed with Circle Nestabilities before it was stitched to  top layers. A white organdy bow was taped to the upper part of that layer with glue dots.

For the main layer a circle was cut out of yet another piece of Dreamy 2 patterned paper with Circle Nestabilities. It was sponged with Mustard Seed and Vintage Photo Distresss ink before it was layered on a sponged scallop Chocolate Chip circle. The edges of the circle were paper pierced.

The Dragonfly is from Taylor’s  set Discover your Wings. It was stamped twice in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on Neenah White cardstock,colored with Copic Markers (YG21, YG23, YG25, BG05, BG09) and cut out. The layers were adhered on top of each other with dimensionals holding the wings up. Then it was adhered to the Circle layers with more dimensionals. To make it look more like a dragonfly Stardust stickles was added over the swirl lines of the wings and the entire body was covered in Glossy Accents.

The sentiment is also from the set Discover your Wings. It was stamped in Rich Cocoa on Dreamy 2 patterned paper and punched out with Stampin’ Up!’s small oval punch. The edges were sponged with Mustard Seed and Vintage Photo before it was layered on a large oval punch-out of Dreamy 2 paper.  Tiny Twinkles were added under the sentiment for more sparkle.

I hope you have a wonderful day! Stay warm! Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

29 Responses to “Taylored Expressions 100th Sketch Challenge”

  1. This is just beautiful Beate. I love your dragonfly. It’s gorgeous!

    BTW, I made one of your folded paper cards from the SCS Inkling. I can’t get it up on my blog yet because the battery is dead in my camera. But I’ll zip you an email when I do so you can tell me how I did.
    Thanks for all your inspiration!!!!

    Betty aka ZacksNana

  2. I think this is a beautiful interpretation of the sketch! Love how you turned the sketch and made it your own. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. This is so pretty, Beate!! I love the beautiful color combo and you’ve totally made that dragonfly come to life!

    Thanks for being our Friday Friend!!

  4. very pretty card, I love those colors together, they are so rich looking!

  5. This is just luxurious colors and sparkle.

  6. Oops… I meant to say… This is just gorgeous, Beate! Love the luxurious colors and sparkle!

  7. This is beautiful Beate!
    The dragonfly is so eye catching and I love the color combination!

  8. I love dragonflies and the coloring is gorgeous. This whole card, colors and layout, really work together well. Beautiful!

  9. oh my! This is beautiful!

  10. WOW Beate das ist ja wieder eine gigantisch schöne Karte, ich muss sie mir immer wieder und wieder anschauen.

    Ein wunderschönes Wochenende
    wünscht Dir

  11. Thud.
    I just fell off my chair at the MAGNIFICENCE of this! You SO totally rock my world!!! MWAH!

  12. So pretty!!!!! Love it!

  13. Your dragonfly is gorgeous, and I LOVE your card, Beate!! Congrats on being Taylor’s Friday Friend! I loved reading the entry over there!

  14. Gorgeous card Beate – LOVE what you did with the sketch! Hope you have a great weekend!

  15. You make the most beautiful cards! I love this card. Just beautiful!

  16. Beate, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! I REALLY miss the Friday sketches, but I totally understand the time thing! 😉 Miss you!

  17. Gorgeous card Beate! I was wondering what happened to your sketch challenges 🙁

  18. Tolle Karte, ich mag es wenn es glitzert und deine Farbkombi schaut super aus. Wuensch dir ein schoenes Wochenende!

  19. Beate,
    this card is stunning and i can see why you had to do this challenge. I hope to take on a few more this year, but time is limited and I am still learning.
    Thanks to you and your videos I am coming along much faster then I would have thought.
    Thank you

  20. Beate ~ Your card is unique in and of itself…as always another work of art coming from you!!

  21. I love, love, love dragonflies …. this is the prettiest one yet! What an awesome job you did with him! Beautiful card! I’m looking forward to seeing your take on challenges! You ROCK!

  22. What a beautiful card. I love your dragonfly and all your embellies are perfect. The colors are stunning as well.

  23. This is so beautiful, I have just sat here and studied all of your wonderful attention to detail. Fantastic

  24. you’ve done it again! another beauty of a card. love that you flipped the sketch-gave it a whole new look!

  25. I love the depth of colour you achieve Beate, really great for your dragonfly!

  26. Oh wow, this is just stunning!!

  27. the colors on the dragonfly is gorgeous!! beautiful card!

  28. So pretty, love the colors, the dragonfly is awesome, and love the gems, I like how this card would work great for a guy or girl!

  29. Hi Beate, you did a great job with the challenge, love the card !!!!

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