Saturday, August 31, 2013

Sketch Saturday Sketch #274

It is Saturday once again, so there is a new sketch challenge at Sketch Saturday.  Our sponsor this week is Milk Coffee and this is Little Lady.

The sketch this week is a great one.  Here is Sketch #274, created by Jen: 
The patterned papers are all from one paper pad - Simple Stories Vintage Bliss.
I paperpieced the coat wrap in a plaid from Vintage Bliss. The rest of the image is colored with Copic markers. 

Supplies --
Image: Milk Coffee Little Lady
Stamp: Happy Birthday
Pattern Paper: Simple Stories Vintage Bliss
Cardstock: PTI Sweet Blush, Bazzill Artesian Pool
Copic Colors: E00, E11, E13, E21, E43, E44, E47, R02, R20, R22, R24, R27, YG91, YG93, Bg10, BG53, BG57, YR21, YR23, YR24
Sewing Machine with white thread
ribbon from stash

Milk Coffee is offering a prize of 5 digis to one lucky person who enters our sketch challenge.  You can see all the design team creations and enter Challenge #274 HERE.  Hope you will join us this week.

Aud Sentiments - Any Sentiment
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Back to School with ribbon
DRS Designs - Mad about Plaid
Happy Campers - Use a Stamp
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday 
Southern Girls - Warm Fuzzies

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Mabelle RO - Garden Joy

Hi All,

Today, I have a guest designer post for Mabelle.  I'm using an image I won from a hop a few months ago called Garden Joy.  I hadn't colored her yet so this was a perfect opportunity.   

I paired this sweet image with a paper pad from Doodlebug Designs called Flower Box.  Love the bright and fun colors.  I used 5 patterned papers from this pad.  I think that is a record for me!  Some were scrap pieces so that is good - using scraps.
When I colored this image, I was preparing to teach a Copic coloring class, it's been awhile, so I've been looking thru techniques.  I hadn't added hatching to an image in awhile and thought adding some to her hat would create some interest and texture.  The hat I'm happy with - the cart - well maybe I should have connected in the middle.  

The sun is a die from Lil Inkers Designs, with a gem placed in the center.  I added real stitching around the image and the perimeter of the mat background and to a couple of the pennants too.

Supplies --
Image: Mabelle RO Garden Joy
Patterned Papers: Doodlebug Designs Flower Box
Cardstock: Bazzill Artesian Pool and Tink Pink, PTI Summer Sunrise
Die: Lil Inkers Designs Sunshine
Copic Colors: E00, E09, E11, E13, E21, E33, E35, E37, R02, RV23, RV25, RV29, YR02, YR04, YR06, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG23, Y32, Y35, YR23.
Sewing machine with white thread

ABC Challenges - Lots of Layers
Crafty Bloggers Network - Favorite things (stitching, die cuts, coloring)
Craft Your Passion - Summer Flowers

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Sketch Saturday Challenge #273

Happy Saturday!  We have a new sketch challenge at Sketch Saturday.  

Our sponsor this week is Prairie Fairy Designs.
 Here is Sketch #273 (designed by Jen):
 Here is my interpretation:

I saw a fence in the border detail of the sketch.  I used a PTI picket fence die that I've had for quite some time.  So nice to finally use it :D

I stamped the fence with a woodgrain background from A|Muse and PTI soft stone ink.  I was hoping for a white washed fence look, with a hint of the woodgrain showing thru.  One more thing I've had for some time and finally used it.
The image is from Oak Pond Creations, an image that I won in a challenge.  This image is called "Marie's Strawberries".  I love strawberries.

Supplies --
Image: Oak Pond Creations "Marie's Strawberries"
Stamp: A|Muse woodgrain background
Ink: PTI Soft Stone
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye "Sunny"
Cardstock: PTI White and Pure Poppy
Dies: PTI Picket Fence, Nestabilities Circles
Copic Colors: R22, R24, R29, Y32, Y35, Y38, YG61, YG63, YG67, W1, W2, 0

You can see all the DT's beautiful creations using this weeks sketch HERE.

ABC Challenges - Lots of Layers
Crafty Bloggers Network - Favorite things
Craft Your Passion - Summer Flowers
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Image with food

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Sweet Blessings,

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sketch Saturday Challenge #272

Today, we have a new Sketch Saturday Challenge and a new sponsor too.  The sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps.  The image I used is "Calling Bird" and image I won in a challenge a couple months ago.
The prize this week is 7 Bugaboo digis! 

And here is Sketch #272 (designed by Jen):
Here is my interpretation:
 I rotated the sketch 90 degrees.
To created the mat for the sentiment I used a flower punch and punched it twice to create more petals.

Supplies --
Image: Bugaboo Calling Bird, Sentiment TAC
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Designs "Take Note"
Cardstock: PTI Summer Sunrise, Bazzill Flamingo
Nestabilities Circles
Punches: 1" circle, flower punch
Copic Colors: R20, R22, R24, B41, B45, Y32, Y35, Y38, E33, E35, E37
Clear gem

You can see all the design teams creations and enter our sketch challenge HERE.  All images are welcome, hope you will join us.

Oozak - Sea Colors/Anything Goes 
Card Crafter's Circle - Winged Thing
Creative Corner - Anything Goes

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Blessings to you,

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sketch Saturday Challenge #271

Hi All,

We have a new sketch at Sketch Saturday!  I won this image in a challenge a few months ago.

This week's sponsor is Simon Says Stamp and the prize for one lucky challenge participant is $25 gift certificate to Simon Says.
Simon Says Stamp
Here is Sketch #271 (designed by Jen):
I created a baseball themed card for Mark this year.  We both love baseball, our second date was a baseball game :)  With baseball in mind, I used a diamond rather than the hexagon shown in the sketch.
This sketch was really perfect for this image.  The image I used is Baseball Glove from Oak Pond Creations
Supplies --
Image:  Oak Pond Creations Baseball Glove, Sentiment TAC
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants "Little Sport"
Cardstock: PTI White, Pure Poppy and Ripe Avocado
Copic Colors: E33, E35, E37, E79, R29, N1, 0

All images are welcome for Sketch Saturday Challenges, just create a card using Sketch 271.  The prize this week is $25 to spend online at Simon Says Stamp!  See all the DT's creations and enter the challenge HERE.

Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
The Male Room - Anything Goes
Whimsical Designs - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy - Celebrate Something
One Crazy Stamper - Birthday
Charisma Cardz - Faux stitching on glove
MilkCoffee Challenge - Coloring
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge - Faux stitching on glove
TotallyPaperCrafts - Summer Fun
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by...
May your day be blessed,

Monday, August 5, 2013

Mabelle RO - Penelope

Mabelle asked me be a guest designer in August - YaY! First assignment was to create a card using a brand new image - Penelope.  Isn't she cute!  Mabelle now has instant download, so no wait to receive your new image.  Also leave a comment on Mabelle's blog and have a chance to win a digi of your choice!
I paper-pieced her dress and then added a bit of shadow with R89 Copic.  The balloons are also paper-pieced. 

I have a second layout, which was actually the first card I made.   With all the patterns, I wasn't sure if it was too much and the image gets lost.  Thought I would show it anyway - imperfect stitching and all.

Supplies --
Image: Mabelle RO "Penelope"
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories "Happy Day"
Cardstock: Bazzill Crimson, Bazzill Ocean Tides
Copic Colors: E00, E11, E13, E21, YR21, YR23, YR24, R02, R89
Sewing machine and white thread

Card Crafter's Circle - Dotty for spots
Creative Corner Challenges - Polka dots
Polkadoodles - Birthday girl
Craftin' Boutique Challenges - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Hanna and Friends - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Sketch Saturday Challenge #270

We have come to a new month - can't believe it's August!  Can you??

The first Saturday of the month at Sketch Saturday means a DT member, Sparkle, is hosting the challenge this week.  She has an online store -- Sparkle that is and she was very generous and gave us an image of our choice to work with. :D This is Lemonade Ruby.  I worked with a digi but she is actually a rubber stamp.  The illustrator is Aki Fukuoka.  Super Cute - huh? 

Here is Sketch #270 (designed by Sparkle):
I ended up flipping the sketch end for end and using the mirror, other than that I stayed pretty literal to the elements of the sketch.
The patterned paper I paired with this great image was My Mind's Eye "Happy Day".

Supplies --
Image: Sparkle Creations Lemonade Ruby
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye "Happy Day"
Cardstock: Bazzill Whirlpool, PTI Harvest Gold and Sweet Blush
Copic Colors: E00, E11, E13, E21, R01, E09, E33, E35, E37, BG000, BG1, BG53, BG56, W0, RV21, RV23, RV32, Y00, Y19, Y32, Y35, 0
Punches: Flower, 1" circle, Word Tags
Sewing machine with white thread
A|Muse gems

All images are welcome to play along with our Sketch Challenge.  Hope you will join us and check out all the DT's fabulous creations HERE using Sparkle's sketch.

Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
By Lori Designs Challenge - Designer Paper
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge- Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Card Crafter's Circle - Spots
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

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