Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hopping Down the Bunny Trail at SSW!

Hoppy Wednesday everyone! Today is the start of another Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge and this week we're playing with Meljen's Designs digi stamps with a new twist on our challenge this week. In addition to the sketch we're also challenging you to use bunny images! What a perfect challenge to kick off Spring!

 Our sponsor this week is Meljen's Designs - a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins.  She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family.  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.  The Grand Prize winner of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge this week will receive 4 digi stamps of your choice from Meljen's Designs. Hooray!

And here's the great sketch this week from Arlana. Now this sketch is wonderful in terms of layers - lots of them! I counted nine layers in the card I created, not including the ribbon!

Here you can see those layers a little easier as well as the details of the paper I used. These are digital papers from a scrapbook kit by Zoe Pearn call "So Sweet".  I like these soft sweet colors for a Spring card. The image was colored with copics and I cut around the ears on the main image panel to add some interest. It also enabled me to enlarge the image a bit more.

And then to keep with the soft colors and a more professional look, I customized the side embellishments to match the card with Stampin Up's build a brad kit and some distressed scallop circle die cuts made into a flower.

Now it's your turn - create a card using the sketch and a bunny image and enter the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge. We love all the entries we're getting and are amazed at the incredible creations submitted to our challenges every week by a loyal following of crafters. I can't wait to see what you do this week! Oh and remember to visit the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog and see the design team inspiration - and leave a little love for them along the way!

Thanks for stopping by!


Heide said...

So cute, the papers are just so sweet!
Great sketch!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So soft and pretty! I never think to go the "soft" route but it sure turns out wonderfully! Must try it sometime LOL!

Deanne :)

The Stamper's Touch said...

Is that sewing I see???!!!!!!!! Hooray!!!!!
Super cute card Sharon!!! Gorgeous papers indeed! And I love your flower embellie!!!! Fun challenge too for bunny week!!!


Corine van der Zee said...

Gorgeousss! Cute little bunny and beautiful soft colors.

Gr. Corine

mulberry station said...

Sharon, you always find the perfect paper to use on your cards. Your bunny is so adorable. And, I love that flower too. And the stitching is wonderful. One day I am going to break down and add some stitching to my cards. It really adds a nice finishing touch.

Kathie said...

Hi Sharon I'm loving your card, it super cute and I love your pretty colours used. That bunny is really cute and your design papers work perfectly and are so soft very pretty. I love your brad and your flower you've made I must get some of those brads. Love your card.
I do hope it gets a little warmer for you it's meant to be Autumn (Fall) here and yes the mornings a cooler still having lovely days and still sitting outside and having dinner in the evenings. Take care have a great week.

sweetbloominscraps said...

Love those soft colors again this week! It's amazing how different every bunny was this week! Your build a brads were perfect embellies and I love your distressed flower. I especially love how that bunny ear pops off the frame. Clever!
Happy Bunny Week!

Berenice R. said...

Super cute card! :)

Jeannie said...

Such soft and lovely colors and that bunny couldn't be cuter, could he?! Awesome job as always!

Peace & Luv,

Arlana said...

Oh Sharon love the soft colors. Your papers and embelishments are just so sweet aging this week. Love your had made flowers. Have a sweet week. Arlana

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Sharon this is one excellent card, those papers, design and that image look awesome I love, love this so much.
Lorraine x

Genevieve said...

Oh this is pretty! Your little bunny actually looks fluffy, so very cute! Love the papers & fab brads. Hope you have a great week :)