Friday, September 24, 2010

Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah! Sweet Sketch 68

I am loving these sketches from Sweet Sketch Wednesday! This week's sketch (Sweet Sketch 68) was perfect for my card designed especially for my niece Jenny who is celebrating her 12th birthday today.  She's a cheerleader for her middle school and this image from Mo Manning at Digital Pencil Too is just perfect also!

This card went together pretty quickly - partly due to having the great sketch to follow and because the colors were already established:  Jenny's school colors of navy and gold.  The golden yellow papers are from three different companies but coordinate well together.
I printed the digital image on shimmer white paper. The only difficulty in coloring with Copics was to get the cheerleader's uniform navy without it being too dark.  I think this turned out okay. It sure looks like my niece!

I went with what I call the text message birthday greeting - I know Jenny will love that.  Hope she thinks her Aunt is cool for using it!  Took me a while to figure out what it was in the Papertrey "Birthday Bash Sentiments" stamp set.  Yes, I am lame when it comes to text message lingo!  The little bow in the corner is supposed to resemble a pom-pom for cheerleading.

So let's cheer for Jenny today!  Happy Birthday sweet niece - you're loved bunches!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Post edited 9/29/10:  I won the Sweet Sketch WednesdayChallenge #68 for this card!  I'm so excited about this!  Thanks to Arlana for the great sketch and all the members of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday design team!

Recipe:
Stamps - Mo Manning for Digital Pencil Too "Gimme A...", Papertrey Ink "Birthday Bash Sentiments"
Paper - October Afternoon "Fly A Kite: Dandelions", Cosmo Cricket "Pinwheels", Bo Bunny "Buttercup Dot", Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening (blue), White, Shimmer White
Ink - Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening, Copic markers
Accessories - Spellbinders Circle and Scallop Circle Nestibilities dies, MS scallop lace edge punch, Fiskars "Lace" corner punch, Papertrey Ribbon



13 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a lovely and beautiful card sharon.
great coloring

greetings karin

Heide said...

Sharon,
This is so perfect for Jenny! I love the way you colored the cheerleader, the blue is perfect too! You are a cool Aunt always thinking about making the perfect card for someone.

mulberry station said...

Wow, so well done!! Your card is perfect from the colors, paper and adorable image. I love every little bit of it. Your neice will think you are very cool!! Thanks for joining us again! We love to have you stop by.
Nancy SSW

Kathie said...

Hi Sharon, this is an awesome card, I love it!!! Firstly Arlana sketch was great to work with but your image is perfect for your niece. I just love the yellow and navey together great colouring. Your niece will think your super cool if you know the correct lingo for texting!!! My 9 year old knows more about those things than I do. Great card and thanks so much for joining us this week at SSW and good luck in the draw.
Have a great weekend.
Kathie
SSW

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wowza, what a totally fabulous card, I love it...and I know your niece will too!!! Colored to perfection! Thanks for joining us at SSW.

Linda

Jacki Randolph said...

ooooh, what a fun card!! Love the blue and yellow color combo and your fabulous colouring of the image. A beautiful card!Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSW.

sweetbloominscraps said...

What an adorable birthday card! Love your papers and the fabulous coloring. Thanks for joining us at SSW!

Arlana said...

Such a sweet cheerleading card. Love your detail and such fun colors. Arlana SSW!!!

Genevieve said...

Wow! Fantastic card & amazing colouring. I'm sure your niece will treasure it. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ SSW :)

Genevieve.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Such a stunning color combination. Your niece will LOVE it!!! Thanks so much for playing at SSW.

Deanne :)

Jeannie said...

You're a very cool auntie for making such a wonderful card! The coloring looks perfect and I like how you made the pom pom flower! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Great project, and want to let you know we are having another gift certificate giveaway and a DT call soon at Papercraft Star! Would love to have you join us! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html

JR Creations said...

Awh this is fantastic. Love the colouring and colour combo. Thanks for playing at SSW this week.

Jenny T.