Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My First Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Welcome! I'm very excited - it's my official start with the Sweet Sketch Wednesday design team today and this is the first of two samples to show you using the wonderful sketch by Arlana Patten.  I have followed Arlana's sketches on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog for some time and now I'm so proud to say I'm part of that team!

This week Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to offer the winner of this challenge 5 digital stamps or digital paper sets of their choice.  So you'll have to play along with us this week by making a card following the above sketch and linking it to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog. 

This image from Robyn's Fetish is called "Cabin in the Woods " and I just love it.  It reminds me of the log cabin cottage on Higgins Lake that my family visited in the summers when I was very young.  Lots of happy memories there and that's what I thought of as I used this image with the sketch this week.

Here I've used Stampin Up cardstock in Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi.  The woodgrain effect was achieved using Papertrey Ink's woodgrain embossing plate to get the "grain" and to enhance it I rubbed Soft Suede ink and then Tim Holtz' "Tea Dye" distress ink over it for the rich color.  The image was colored using Copic markers.  I colored two images and with the second one I cut out the bushes to bring them into the forefront of my image panel for more depth and dimension.  The Wasabi panel was embossed using a hounds tooth check embossing folder.  The buttons are also from Papertrey and with the raffia floss through them look really rustic and fitting with the feel of the card. 

Now on to the next sample this week using Robyn's Fetish' "Frosty da Snowman" digi stamp...

I think this snowman was supposed to be a boy but I couldn't resist treating her like a lady in colors of Kiwi and light lavender!  But can you really tell when it's bundled up in snow gear like that?!  One thing's for sure it's the cutest darn digi stamp and I had a blast paper piecing this one together!

You can see it a little better here in this photo.  The entire image is paper pieced using DP from Cosmo Cricket's Mitten Weather and Pixie-Licious mini decks.  I like how the combination of patterns works here giving the image some dimension.  I've used Nestie Lacey Circles dies here for the image panel and another button from PTI as my final touch. 

Hope you've enjoyed these samples showing off Robyn's Fetish images and the Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch # 74.  Please join us in the challenge - you might just win one of the digi stamps I've showcased here!

Thanks for stopping by!


Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Hi Sharon - welcome to the team!!! I can see why Arlana wanted you! Your style is very warm and cozy and I love your whole blog. I just LOVE what you have done to the cabin - just gorgeous! And your snowman is perfect - I am a huge fan of paper piecing!

Deanne :)

mulberry station said...

Sharon, it is wonderful to have you apart of our team. We are really excited to have you aboard. Both of your cards are amazing. The warmth and beauty of your log cabin card to the adorable paper pieced snowman! They are both just perfect. Congratulations!
Hugs, Nancy

Jacki Randolph said...

Hi Sharon and a warm welcome to the team!! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous my dear!!! I love the wood grain background and the added depth you gave to your image with the trees. Your paper piecing is gorgeous, just love how you combined two different patterns on this adorable image!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

first congratulations with your remarkle award.
these cards are looking great sharon.
beautiful papers too.

greetings karin

Emma F said...

I totally missed your fantastic news ... another DT ~ way to go girlie! That's truly wonderful news. I don't know how you find the time, you're an inspiration to me :)

Love ya!

Heide said...

Your are spectacular! What a inspiration you are. congrats on the new DT! What fabulous cards for your first sketch, I just love the Log cabin and the snow woman is adorable!

Wedgie said...

Hi Sharon, you're a fab addition to the SSW DT and I'll enjoy visiting your blog each week. These cards are fab, I particularly like the first one. Hope you have a good week.
Wedgie xxx

Joseline said...

Beautiful cards!! Great coloring too!!

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

Both cards are cute but I LOVE the cabin. I'd much rather be hiking in the woods and be in a cabin than on a beach! I love the wood paper and your coloring is amazing.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wowza Sharon, your cards are absolutely stunning!!!! Love, love, love the log cabin, so peaceful and homey. And the snowman is all dressed up and ready to go!!! Super fun. And welcome to the crew!!!!


Kathie said...

Hi Sharon and welcome to the team it's really fun working with everyone from different areas and countries.
I do love both of your cards I can't say which is my favourite as I love them both great images, colours and design papers the both looking amazing.

Jeannie said...

Both cards are just wonderful, the coloring and all of the DP colors work very well together on each of them. Welcome to the team!

Peace & Luv,

Liway said...

WOW!! Your cards are just beautiful!! Love your work! ....Lisa I

Mary Duffek said...

Love your cards! But the cabin one has a special place in my heart and you did an amazing job coloring! Ahhhh the memories...=) I'll have to purchase that digi and use it this holiday season. Blessings!

Barb said...

Love, love, love the cabin card!!!! The snowman is just adorable too. Congratulations on making this great team!!!!!