Here we are at another Sketchy Saturday and it has been rather sketchy here with horrid Sydney Summer heat and me with a horrid headache with a little nausea thrown in for the fun (not) of it!

Here is todays Diva Sketch Challenge #14 set by Alicia. When I first saw it I thought it was a tad plain and I wanted to do something a little different and I know my ‘circle’ is not in the middle like the sketch and I’v just realised I’ve changed the orientation and that bar across the middle …. I suppose these sketches are open to interpretation arent they?? I hope its ok :/

Here is what I came up with.

udisketch240109I was going for the ‘rustic’ look and think its just about there.

I’ve used the Outlaw Designer Series Papers and the Wanted stamp set.

I’ve also used a chipboard ring from the On Board Blossoms and Basics and used a scalloped circle from Sizzix and using my Big Shot machine.

I’ve also added some wide stitched brown grosgrain, twill and a buckle from the Hodge Podge. I frayed the twill ends to give it a bit of a worn look.

I do hope you like it – its not exactly what I’d thought of at first but sometimes the original idea is nothing like the finished project. circlebellyclose

I tried taking a close up so you can see the pieces to the wheel. The chipboard and natural ivory is raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the centre image is also raised with Stampin Dimensionals.

I do hope my variation from the original sketch is ok and that you like what I’ve done. Dont forget to check out the Utah Diva’s Blog to see what the other girls created.

Now I’m taking myself and my bewdiful headache back to bed.




  1. Sketches are there to inspire honey! Love your interpretation, and my first thought on seeing the sketch was to flip it and move the circle as well – what’s that they say about “great minds”.
    It’s a gorgeous card, and your work nowadays is so inspirational – great to see.

  2. Wow this turned out Bewtiful!! What a great interpretation of the sketch!

    Hope your head is better by the time you get this! Yes I know I’m late but I’m just catching up!!

    Steph X

  3. Very Pretty Leonie. Love the aged edges. Sure hope you get a little relief from the heat and headaches. Do you have sinus troubles? That might be what’s bothering you.

    How fortunate you are to live so close to Hillsong Church. It’s one of my biggest dreams to make it to there some day. I love Casting Crowns too and glad to hear you had a wonderful time at their concert.

    Stamper Gail
    Somebunny From Maine (USA)

  4. Oh hunny, I hope you are feeling a little better. You have done a marvelous job on the card, it is absolutely gorgeous. I’m sure it will be more than fine that you have changed the orientation etc. Isn’t that what a sketch is for, your own interpretation???!
    Well done, take it easy :)hugs xox

  5. Great job, Leonie!! Way to step up the challenge. 🙂 Sketches are stepping stones and I like how it helped you get to this great card. Hope you are feeling better!

  6. This is a fabulous card, Leonie! I think it’s great that you thought “outside of the box” with this sketch. I have such a hard time doing that.

    I sure hope you feel better very soon.

  7. What a lovely card, Leonie. I always use sketches as a starting point/guide. I find they get the grey matter whirling with ideas. I think it’s perfectly OK to interpret them which ever way it suits you

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