Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

It's another wonderful Wednesday - midweek or hump day and I can see the weekend coming! That also means it's time for another Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge.  Our generous sponsor this week is Di's Digi Downloads and this image "Penguins Sleigh Ride" is one of my favorite digi stamps in Di's store.

The lucky grand prize winner in the SSW78 challenge will win 5 free digi stamps from Di's. All you have to do is create a card or project using the following sketch and enter it into the challenge at the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog. Here's the sketch this week:

Isn't this a great sketch? This is the kind of layout that quickly becomes your "go to" design that you use over and over again. I do love the clean lines that make the image the focal point - it's perfect when you have a fussy image and equally beautiful to use when you don't want to use DP, rather just plain or textured cardstock. Arlana Patten, the Sweet Sketch Wednesday designer, is a master at these sketches!

This image reminded me of sledding with my younger brothers and sister when we were kids. The little tiny penguin would be my youngest brother Doug (10 years younger than me) so I think I'll send this to his family for Christmas!

I colored the image using Copic markers and added stickles to the hat trim and as the snow under the sleigh. The papers I've used are from last year's American Crafts "Merrymint" collection. My snowflake punches are from MS and for the three embellishments I layered a snowflake with a circle and stamped and cut out the candycanes that are layered on top.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I love and appreciate all the comments you leave!


Kathie said...

Hi Sharon, I just adore your card you and Arlana both chose the same image but I had to look twice and then realise they were the same images as both of your cards are just so so different which is great as some people can't visualise what cards are going to look like this is a great example. Love your colours and design papers what a great job.
P.S Happy Birthday to your sister, I had a very special birthday on Tuesday 30th. Your sis must be a great person she is a Sag just like me.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

What a cutie card! I just love the papers with the border punch! Your image is colored perfect and adorably :) Love the new Christmas blog!!!

Have a great week ~
Deanne :)

mulberry station said...

Oh sharon, I love your new blog paper. And,those little penguins are colored perfectly! I love the DP and fun little candy canes your have used for your emblishments. This is just a perfectly adorable!
have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Nancy

The Stamper's Touch said...

Hi Sharon! Fun new look to your blog, I like it, very festive!!!!!!! And your card is amazing - adorable image colored so beautifully! Lovin' the papers and snowflakes, both as the embellies and border!! Have a wonderful week!


KarinsArtScrap said...

wow sharon you have created a wonderful card again.
what a lovely image and great coloring.

greetings karin

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

This is so cute! I love penguins and you've colored them so perfectly. What an adorable card!

Jeannie said...

Beautiful card and I love all of the sparkle! The candy canes on top of the snowflakes are too darn cute!

Peace & Luv,

sweetbloominscraps said...

Sharon, your card is too adorable! I love all your detail...the circle, snowflake and candycane and the way your colored your image! But I especially love the X sparkle on the snow and Santa hats. You will have to share your sparkle technique sometime! It intriques me!

Arlana said...

Sharon I just love your new blog background. It was fun to see us use the same image . Yet they turned out so differently. I love the added candy canes to your snowflakes. Your paper, coloring and sparkle is just too sweet. Have a sweet day!!!

Wedgie said...

Fab card Sharon, I love that image. Love all the sparkle too. Hope you're keeping well. Wedgie xxx

Dawn Marie said...

I LOVE your card! Your coloring is superb! And all the embellies are super awesome! TFS

melody said...

what a scrumptious card chickie! lovin that image..just darlin! and what scrumptious pps and embellies! awesome work

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh Sharon, this is just adorable!! Gorgeous colouring and those snowflakes and candy canes are super cute as your embellies!!