Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sweet Sketch Weds - Clear Dollar Stamps

It's time for another Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge today and I have two cards, a new sponsor to share with you and another wonderful sketch for you to create with!

This week our sponsor is Clear Dollar Stamps and I'm so excited to create with the terrific images they offer. Started in 2004 by Lori McCroskey, Clear Dollar Stamps offers afforable clear acrylic stamps, digital stamps and stamping supplies.  Lori is generously providing the Grand Prize Winner of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge this week a $25 Gift Certificate to her store.

And here's the sketch to create with this week. I like this sketch because it goes together really quickly and uses just two designer papers. That's perfect for interesting cards without having to coordinate a lot of patterns or color combinations. 

My first card uses "Bunny Slippers" from Clear Dollar Stamps' digital stamps. This comes in a set, designed by Laurie Wilson, that includes three coordinating digital papers (I used two of them on this card), three sentiments and colored versions of the image along with the standard black and white drawings that you can color yourself. Here, I used the precolored version of the digi image in mint green. This set is an incredible value.

For my second card today, I used "River Glorious" - another digi stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps.  This set comes with five sentiments and a black and white image and was also designed by Laurie Wilson. I colored this stamp with Copics. The sketch is perfect for an image like this where you need to size it larger for the details to show.

I enlarged it enough to fill the entire circle with the tree and the rock on the lower right side overlapping the edges for interest and some dimension. I just cut around the edges of that portion of the image and then overlapped those parts on the die when I cut the Nestie circle.  The sculptured flower center is from Prima that I got through Claudia and Company.

Now I hope you'll stop by the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog and see the rest of the design team creations this week using the wonderful digi images available at Clear Dollar Stamps. And I hope you'll join us in the challenge this week too!

Thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

Heide said...

Sharon,
I am in love with the first bunny slipper card. I might have to sneak this out of your house! LOL!
You coloring is just spectacular on the river card.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

I purchased the bunny slipper set - aren't they just the CUTEST?!?! Your second card is beautiful - the colors are amazing hun!

Deanne :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow sharon two beautiful cards.
love the landscape and the two bunnies are adorable.

greetings karin

Jeannie said...

I absolutely NEED these bunnies! They are so adorable and being pre-colored already works for me! Your river card is gorgeous and all of the beautiful serene colors work together so well.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Patti P. said...

Wow, your have certainly done these images justice. Love the sketch this week and both cards are perfect with it. I love the digi papers with the bunnies and your river card is stunning. tfs

Dora said...

awww your bunnies card is so sweet Sharon, love the soft colours, and your second card with the river scene is really beautiful, so elegant.. lovely sketch too xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Sharon these are two beautiful card one very cute the second so serene I love them both so much.
Hugs
Lorraine x

mulberry station said...

Hi Sharon, I hope you had a nice vacation. Both of your cards are darling. I love the bunny slippers and the designer paper that goes with it. It turned out adorable. Your other card is beautiful. I love all your detail work that you have put into it. Have a wonderful week.
Nancy

Silli said...

Wonderful cards Sharon, love the cute bunnys, your coloring is awesome!!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Sharon, you've really packed some WOW factor into your cards this week!!!! That adorable bunny set is my 2nd favorite digi set from CDS, I use it alot. What's my fave you ask...the yummy cupcakes! You've colored the River Glorious image fabulously!!!! Love your ribbon flower too!

Linda

Bernadette Bliss said...

Sharon, I am in LOVE with those bunnies! The cards are great. I'm heading over to the store an snagging those digi stamps NOW...

Kathie said...

Hi Sassy Sharon both of your cards are just adorable. I love the River scene but those slippers are just perfect and the design papers just finish it off. Great job.
Hope your having a lovely holiday. Take care and have a great weekend.
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Arlana said...

Sharon I love both of your cards. The bunnys so soft and sweet . Loving the yellows and bluse on your senic card. Such sweet digis. Have a sweet week. Arlana

Céline said...

Hi Sharon!
so fab card, love the both, so different but so brilliant!
hugs
céline

Genevieve said...

Hi Linda! Another 2 stunning cards, both very different & very pretty! I love those wee bunnies :)

Tc
Genevieve

Jacki Randolph said...

Sharon, both cards are fabulous!! Love the scene and beautiful colors on your second card and those little bunny slippers are just adorable. Your coloring and papers are beautiful hun!

sweetbloominscraps said...

Hello Sharon, Looks like I am running late this week but I wanted to tell you how much I love both of your cards. You were so clever to use the DP from CDS. I love that bunny card but I think my favorite is your religous card! It has such a soothing peaceful feel! The colors are so yummy and inviting! Hugs! Judi