Pals Paper Arts: A Sketch Challenge - PPA269

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How exciting! This card was selected as a WINNER!

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Now, to the card - I was impressed by the challenge presented by the sketch over at Pals Paper Arts this week. The work done by the design team was amazing; and, it inspired me to have a go. This was the sketch for the week;

Great sketch Nicole. So, here is the card i came up with;

There are many things about this card that I like. I actually am amazed that I used these stamps as they are stamps I would usually overlook. But, they are actually from three different sets and they work great together.


I love this background stamp. However, I have used it before in black and it was a little too overpowering. So, using Soft Sky really gave the effect I was after.


I had to google the name. I would have called it a 'Ship Steering Wheel' - I tried three different size framelets from the 'Circles' set. And, I added two of them to the card. Then, I cut three strips and assembled a full size helm, which I then cut in half.

Compass, Ship

These stamp sets suited the theme perfectly. I stamped in black. But, it didn't pop as I hoped. So, I added some clear emboss powder and it popped!


I tried a number of different sentiments on this card, but none of them worked well. So, when I tried the timber element, I was happy. This usually has a natural timber colour, but something didn't seem right. So, I added some basic black ink to it and it looked better. But, it wasn't quite there. So, I added some clear emboss powder over the black ink and it popped in the way i imagined.

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  1. You totally ROCKED this challenge Bruno!! The ships 'steering wheel' is perfect for this challenge. Great colour scheme too. x

  2. WOW!!! Just fabulous!! So, so creative!! Thank you for joining us this week on our PPA challenge!!

  3. Such a fun use of this sketch, Bruno! Love the that you've created this wheel with Framelits! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge.

  4. Love this Bruno! Super creative! Thank you for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week.

  5. Bruno, you are so right about a couple that stamps together, stays together....let me go tell my hubs. LoL...but seriously your work is just so amazing! Thank you for joining the PPA sketch challenge this week.

  6. Bruno - I love your interpretation of this week's sketch! Thanks for the shout-out too. I was feeling a bit crazy when I revisited the sketch - what was I thinking? I'm glad so many decided to rise to the challenge. I'm always looking for good samples using the Traveler set, so, thanks for that, and thanks for playing along with PPA! (I'm going to add you to my Bloglovin' feed so I don't miss your upcoming posts!)

  7. Love your card and I am casing it for my hubby whose next big hobby is learning to sail!



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