Artistic Avenger

Kazan’s Sketch #5 – Goodbye Artfully Asian


WOW – this was hard! I kept looking at Kazan’s sketch at 2Sketches4You and thought I knew what I was going to do…I made a lot of “do overs” on this one. However, that said, I do like the final project.

I decided that I wanted to use a set that was retiring so I decided on Artfully Asian. I stamped the long blossom in Timber Brown StazOn on Very Vanilla card stock and coloured the flower in with Barely Banana and Apricot Appeal ink and the leaves with Sage Shadow. I sponged the edges with Apricot Appeal.

I took a square of Sage Shadow card stock and sponged the edges and distressed a bit and added a circle of Close to Cocoa layered with a punched out circle that had been stamped with “always” from Always. I used my Sage Shadow ink pad and Close to Cocoa marker to get the two tone effect and I added another little flower to the centre of the “a” with my 1/2″ circle punch. But now I couldn’t figure out what to put on the top left corner of the square as the sketch required.

So, I pulled out my hobby blade and cut out the blossoms enough so I could slide the Sage square underneath. I stamped an extra flower on another piece of cardstock and added it on so there are a few more flowers.

I used my ticket corner punch on the top two corners and adhered to a piece of Apricot Appeal to which I did the same corner treatment. I tied some Vanilla taffeta ribbon around the seam of these two pieces of cardstock and added them onto a piece of Close to Cocoa cardstock. You can see in the top two corners that I wanted to add brads but as we don’t carry cocoa brads, I just used my Crop-A-Dile to make “faux brads”.

Lastly, I stamped a salutation from Heard from the Heart – from the upcoming catalogue – in Close to Cocoa.

I will most certainly miss this set but look forward to new great stuff. Thanks for a great challenge, Kazan!


23 thoughts on “Kazan’s Sketch #5 – Goodbye Artfully Asian

  1. Great Card Carrie! That’s a cool sketch! I’m going to miss this set as well. I think I’m going to put it in my “keep” pile….lol.

  2. gorgeous card for the sketch – so soft and delicate and love the colour combo

  3. This is a darling card Carrie – I hate that this set is retiring too – it is such an awesome set – you’ve done a great job with this card! Stop by my blog and check out your nomination for an award!!

  4. This is beautiful!! Great job on the cutting!!! Fantastic card!

  5. What a gorgeous card with one of my all time favorite sets. The colors, the layout, the little circle inside the “a” are all perfect. Love it!

  6. OMG this is stunning! You have really outdone yourself on this one Carrie. This is gorgeous!

  7. This is really a super duper fantabulous expealladotious fruitirific looking card.

  8. I love the 3-D element of this card. You did such a beautiful job! I love your new blog header as well (it’s probably been there awhile, but I’ve been MIA for a few months!).

  9. I love this card – it really is beautiful and a wonderful interpretation of the sketch this week 🙂

  10. Wow! Love your stamping and your adorable card!!


  11. Fabulous!! Love the way you cut out the flowers.. looks great! 🙂

  12. This is soooo pretty!!!! I love it!

  13. OH so beautiful! The cut out flowers and colors are excellent!

  14. wow….really love your card!

  15. Love everything about it! Beautiful card!

  16. What a very sweet card.

  17. Your card is so beautiful. I love it : )

  18. OH MY! What an amazing take on the sketch! It’s beautiful and love your solution on what to put on the top left corner of the square (I have a little time trying to figure out myself), but yours is amazing!


  19. This card is simply gorgeous. Congrats on being one of the Fab5!

  20. This is such a beautiful card! The colors you chose are perfect, and gives it such a serene feeling! Wonderful take on Kazan sketch…congratulations on making the Fab 5 this week!

  21. What can I say but WOW! The colors are beautiful & I absolutely love the dimensionality of this card!!!! Of course I don’t own this set! I guess I’ll have to buy it now before it’s gone!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Ann 🙂

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