Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Celebrating 100 Sketches at SSW!

Happy Wednesday everyone! This is an exciting day over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday because Arlana Patten, owner of SSW, has just published her 100th sketch. We're celebrating this milestone with prizes, special offers from sponsors and a blog hop too. If you've arrived here from Linda's blog you're on the right track. If not, head on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday for the blog hop and celebration details and begin from there. We have a lot going on this week to celebrate 100 sketches and I know you won't want to miss a thing!  So let's get started ...
To begin we have to recognize and thank our wonderful sponsor of the 100th challenge: A Day for Daisies.  Tammy, owner of ADFD, is generously offering several prizes to our followers that participate in the challenge this week:

1.  A 10% discount coupon for any purchase on her site.  The coupon code is ADFD100 FUN and is valid starting today through May 10th. This is valid only for Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge participants.
2.  Challenge participants receive a freebie from Tammy at A Day for Daisies
3.  The Top Three challenge award winners will receive a free image from A Day for Daisies
4.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive a Custom Photo Stamp from A Day for Daisies (Tammy will create a stamp from the winner's favorite photo).

And the Grand Prize winner of the challenge this week, SSW100, will also receive this blog candy from Arlana:
So you can be a big winner this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday just for playing in the challenge! I am also offering blog candy to Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge participants - see details toward the end of this post.

Here's the 100th sketch! Another fantastic sketch from Arlana. I think you'll find this one pretty simple to put together but it yields a beautiful and interesting card.

Here's a closeup of my 100th sketch card using A Day For Daisies image called "Peacock Magic". I used Copic markers and tried to capture the the flowing, layered and transparent qualities of tulle fabric which is what I envisioned a gown like this would be made of.  I added dots of glitter to add to the ethereal feel of the card. And of course, also tried to capture the colors of a peacock with a more pastel color base. I think this sweet image turned out great. Finally, the papers are from Bo Bunny.

Now to add to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 100 sketches celebration, I am offering a little blog candy too! Here's what you have to do to be in the drawing for this prize:  Become a follower of Inklined to Stamp, leave a comment at this post - tell me there if you are a new follower, participate in the challenge this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I will randomly draw from all the comments from followers that are left on this post by Tuesday, May 11 at midnight EDT and announce the winner Wednesday morning in my next Sweet Sketch Wednesday post.

And finally, on to the blog hop!  The order of the hop is below so you'll know where you are. Only a few more blogs to hop to from here :)  The next stop for you is to visit A Day For Daisies and leave comment there.

(Sketch designer and owner of Sweet Sketch Wednesday)

Sharon (You're Here)

And finally, just to cover the rules for the blog hop, prizes and the challenge this week (you can also find these at the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog):

Here are the rules of the contest for a chance to win: 
1.  Comment on each of the SSW Design Team blogs.
2. Become a follower of each of the SSW Design Team member’s blog (if your not already) a total of 10 Designers Blogs. 
3. Comment on and become a follower of A Day for Daisies             
4. Return to Sweet Sketch Wednesday after you have completed the blog hop and please leave a sweet comment.
5. Become a follower of Sweet Sketch Wednesday, if you aren’t already!!! (In comments please say if you are a follower already).
6. Create a card using Sketch #100, our Anniversary Hop Sketch.
7. Then post it on Inlinkz.
8. Completing all SEVEN steps will qualify you for the Grand Prize from Tammy over at “A DAY FOR DAISIES” on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog.
9. By doing this you have a chance to win Tammy’s wonderful prize, of a Custom Photo Stamp
10. Plus 10% discount on any purchase from the 4th – 10th May 2011
11. All our followers that participate get a “FREEBIE from Tammy at A DAY FOR DAISIES”. This is the sweet freebie called "Small World":
12. The Grand Prize Winner will also receive the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Blog Candy offered by Arlana.
13. Also some of my fellow SSW Design Team members have blog candy and prizes to give away so check out their sites and the qualifications that they require for their prizes.

 Thanks so much for stopping by today and I look forward to new followers and thank you all for supporting Sweet Sketch Wednesday!


Patti P. said...

Sharon, I think you captured the feeling of that gown just perfectly. This is one of my fav cards done by you and you know that I love all you do. This is an exciting week and will try and get something done for the challenge. I am a huge follower of yours, lol and can't wait to visit everyone else. Have a good one!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

This is so, so pretty hun! The soft colors look so elegant - this a real stunner!!

Deanne :)

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow Sharon, that is one stunning card!!! Love the softness of it. Have a wonderful day celebrating 100 sketches.


KarinsArtScrap said...

love the pastel colors you have used sharon, very beautiful card.

greetings karin

Tinie said...

Ooh wauw, your card is so lovely, Sharon!! I am your follower for a while and everytime you surprise me with your beautiful cards!!
Groetjes Tinie

Anne said...

Oh my goodness you nailed the tulle layer effect alright, this card is just stunning, love it! Thanks for the chance to win candy and congrats on the 100 sketches.

Sandi's Samples said...

Ooh! I love the way you colored the image, it's beautiful.

Heidi said...

This is so pretty!
Beautiful colours:) The image is so cute and your colouring is fantastic.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Crystal said...

Absolutely beautiful card, I love how your coloured her gown! Love the DP too. Congrats on the 100 sketches and thanks for the great hop and chance to win your amazing candy! I played along with the sketch too and will be posting on Sunday!

Marilou said...

I love how you layered your card in color! It's stunning!!

I've browsed your blog and become a follower! I look forward to the opportunity to win your awesome blog candy!! Thank you!!

Wedgie said...

Ohhhh Sharon - such a pretty card! I love the colours! Just gorgeous! Thank you for your fab DT cards each week and for your kind comments on my blog - you really are encouraging and I appreciate it lots. Wedgie xxx

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is just adorable. I love the pastels that you colored on the image. Your color choice is great. Thanks for the chance to win.

Arlana said...

Oh Sharon, I love the colors on that dress. You have colored that image to perfection. This is one of my favorite cards you have made. Hope you have and sweet day an thanks for all you do. Arlana

mulberry station said...

Sharon, what a beautiful combination of colors. Her gown is gorgeous. You have truely captured the feeling in this image. I can't find the right words...but it is really an amazing card.
Hugs, Nancy

Jeannie said...

Sharon this is just so beautiful, if I made it I'd never give it away! You need to frame this girl! I would never have thought of coloring all of the layers of her dress like you did, but it just takes my breath away! Happy 100!

Peace & Luv,

Ann English said...

Sharon, this is stunning! I love the multiple-colored dress on this beauty-just perfect!

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh Sharon, this card is beautiful, you definitely have capture the heart of this little fairy and brought her to life. Gorgeous coloring and beautiful papers.

Sam said...

Hi Sharon, your card is gorgeous. I love all the colors you used. Your card is beautiful.
Love, Sam

Genevieve said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Sharon. Great colours & I love the added glitter. Hope you have a lovely week :)


nessy said...

just hopped on over to say congrats on your 100th sketch!
what an adorable card ~such pretty colours and so beautifully made!!
vanessa xx

Heide said...

Sharon, What a beautiful card. Your coloring is super and great work on your papers. Love the added sparkle!
Happy 100!
Hugs, Heide

Elise said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards and creations you make!!
Greetings Elise

bumblebee creations said...

what a beautiful gorgeous colorful card you have made!! I love it! I have became a follower-can't wait to make a card with the sketch.

Sandra said...

Hi Sharon....whar a fab way of celebrating Arlana's 100th sketch...and WOW your card this week is stunning!,i love the image you have used and the colours and papers you've used work perfectly...brilliant work Sharon!
Thank you for the chance of winning your lovely blog candy..i've just become a follower :0).
I would like to thank you for the kind comments you leave each week on my blog,it means alot!

Take care
San x

Susie Little said...

Beautiful work I love the colouring! Congratulations on the Great 100 & Thank you for the hop!xx

sweetbloominscraps said...

Sharon, I have to tell you that when you chose this image I could hardly wait to see how you would create with it! Wow! Your colors are spectacular! So soft but so showy! Just like the peacock on our farm growing up! We loved to see him spread his feathers! Isn't that what girls do when they put on a new dress! She is precious! You captured the mood perfectly! And the little bit of sparkle just makes it all have that twinkly feeling! Happy 100th celebration!

Kathie said...

Sharon I just adore your card and the image. You've coloured it perfectly to match you papers and it was a perfect idea to change the colours of the Organza dress to show the floating feeling of it you can see her dancing through the meadows and lifting her dress as she goes. Your card is beautiful and I just love your colours. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

Heidi said...

Hi Sharon-
Your card is stunning. I love all the colours in her dress.So beautiful! Fantastic blog candy!

Thank you for always leaving such wonderful comments on my blog. I know I dont visit your blog enough, I'll try harder!

Christy Dillman said...

This is so pretty, wonderful color pallet and I just loved how you have colored the image! I am now a new follower and cannot wait to see more of your creations. I have also entered a card in the 100th challenge. Thanks for chance to win so fab blog candy!


Melissa S. said...

This is an amazing coloring job. I love your choice of colors and papers. What a fantastic job you have done for the 100 sketch Blog Hop.

Louise said...

Wow- love your card and the glitter detail you have added to the dress is amazing. Thanks for the lovely comments you leave on my blog each week- they are much appreciated.
Congrats on reaching 100 sketches. I am a new follower of your blog!

hannelie said...

Hi Sharon! Love your blog! From Hannelie, your newest follower!

Kathy said...

Sharon, this is beautiful. I have this image, but never thought to do the skirt is multicolored layers like you have, it is just lovely! Inspiring blog, glad to follow you!

meg said...

Glad to say Iv'e become a follower your card is stunning how delicate your image looks.

Dilsaver Designs said...

Your card is absolutely stunning, the colors you chose are just so perfect!! Love, love it :)

Ardilla said...

Your card is amazing! I love all the pastel colors!!!
Thanks for the chance with your candy :)

CTgirl said...

This is an adorable card!! Just love how you coloured her skirt!! Great work.
I became a follower & will come back for some more inspiration.

Tip Top said...

Beautiful image and colour combination - they work so well together! Great hop too!