Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cowboy Bear From MelJen's Designs-SSW75

It's another Sweet Sketch Wednesday and we're featuring the wonderful digi stamps from MelJen's Designs this week like this Cowboy Bear that is so adorable!

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing! Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

The grand prize winner of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge this week will win 4 MelJen's digi stamps of your choice so you'll definitely want to join us in the fun!

I made this card for my nephew's birthday next week.  Arlana's sketch and this darling image make for a great "boy" card - don't you think? 
This cowboy bear was colored using Copic markers.  I added a bit of shimmer here and there with a Sakura glitter gel pen - especially on the star badge because every little Sheriff has to have a shiny badge! I've used two designer papers here - the red is Pink Paisley's "Cupid Collection" and the brown is Wild Asparagus' "Thankful Dots".  The Brocade Blue paper was embossed with a Cuttlebug stars embossing folder - I cut out the stars for the bottom embellishments from the embossed paper.  Also you can see I did some stitching on the card to better define the layers. 

I'm posting this on the MelJen's blog challenge this week - use 3 different shapes.  So here I have stars, rectangles and squares.
This was a great sketch to work with this week and a perfect way to show off this cute bear.  Be sure to stop by and visit the rest of the design team to see more wonderful images from MelJen's Designs - the best inspiration in town!  You'll find links to their work on my left sidebar.
Thanks for stopping by!


Kathie said...

Hi Sharon, just love your card it's just so so cute. Great job, love your colours you've uesd. Wonderful embellishments usesing the twine. Love it.
Take care
Hugs Kathie

KarinsArtScrap said...

oooo he is sweet what a lovely bear.
beautiful coloring and papers.

greetings karin

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Ooooooh - the perfect boys card!!!! I just love your shading and the color distressing. Just a fab card all around - you have major crafty talent my friend!

Deanne :)

Heide said...

Super cute, Love the country feel with the BG paper.
I am so sad, I wanted to join in the sketch last week to celebrate you on the DT, and I could not find the time! Hope this week will let me.
Hugs, Heide

The Stamper's Touch said...

Super adorable Sharon!!!!! I love the cutting out of the embossed stars, so clever!!! A perfect boy card indeed!!! Have a wonderful day!


mulberry station said...

Gorgeous coloring of this adorable image. I love the western feel to your card. The DP and colores are perfect! This will be a perfect birthday card for your nephew.

Dianna said...

Fantastic card! I can't say enough about it! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs!

Dianna, DT Member @ Meljen's Designs

Wedgie said...

Lovely card Sharon, love the colours. Wedgie xxx

Joseline said...

This is just so sweet and so beautiful. Your coloring is perfect!!

Dawn Marie said...

What a gorgeous card! That image is awesome and you did a GREAT job coloring it! TFS

Jeannie said...

Your nephew is going to love this! What great papers and embellishments!

Peace & Luv,

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

Oh, this is so cute! I love the embossed stars and the color combination! Very cute!!

Gina L said...

This is just precious. I love the stars, the twine, the overall country feel of it. I really like how you did the edges of the image with the inking and kind of jagged look, too.

Barb said...

Such a cute card Sharon. Your paper choices are perfect for this image. Love how you used the twine as well.

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh Sharon, your little cowboy is just the sweetest!! What a fun image this was to play with. Your papers, stitching, embossing and twine are just the perfect touch with your absolutely beautiful colouring!! Such a sweet card!

Nicole said...

Congratulations! You have won the honor of being in our TOP FIVE this week at Meljen's Designs with this awesome creation!

Be sure to grab your badge and display it proudly on your blog!

Hope to see you again this week!
Nicole - MD DTC