Here we are at another Saturday and that means a Utah Diva’s Sketch Challenge.

Here is the sketch we were given to use – Easy enough you say? lol well you know me … dont do anything by halves!!

I had intended for this to be a 4×4 (10cm X 10cm)card to fit into my little Mini Magazine holders but I knew what image I wanted for the centre focus so started from that and built out. Well it sort of turned into an epic – bigger than Ben Hur card and ended up being 5 1/2′ by 5′ or 14cm by 13cm.

udisketch15-running-horsesI’ve had the Wanted set for a while now and never had tried the ‘running horses’ so thought this was the perfect opportunity. So after a couple of practices with different colours and stamping off of each colour I got an image I liked.

I also wanted to use the Outlaw Designer Series Papers and so went with colours that coordinate with that pack.

Here is my finished card. I do like how it turned out but it is larger than I anticipated. I do hope you like it too.


I did see a card recently on Splitcoast Stampers where they’d used the paisley cuttlebug embossing folder but I dont have that so I improvised!

I did the faux embossing technique using the paisley stamp and really rust card stock.I stamped first in the Craft Whisper White ink and then using my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig I over stamped in really rust and if you look closely at this image you can see how it gives the ’embossed’ look.

This will be one of the techniques I will be doing in my Technique Classes starting in March.

I quite like the rustic look of this card and have now just realised I used the same DSP and Stamp Set in last week’s Diva challenge – I promise I’ll use different papers and stamps next week!

Time for me to test my pillow … night!



  1. This is a GREAT card, have seen it in the “real” – great colours too and love the faux embossing technique!!! We’re blessed to have you guiding us!

  2. I love this card, Leonie. I am a big fan of Western stuff and love horses. The faux embossing is fantastic. You did a beautiful job with this sketch!

  3. I like the sketch challenge idea – great work. I may even give it a try LOL. I also like your faux emboss card – well done. I would never have thought to do that.

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