Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday & Candy Winner!

Greetings everyone! I'm posting today from beautiful Oakland, California where I'm traveling on business this week. It's my first trip to Oakland - it's fun getting to a spot I haven't seen especially when you're traveling for work.

Today starts another Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge and the winners from our 100th sketch celebration have been announced.  I've got a bit of announcing myself - for the blog candy I was offering the blog hop and challenge participants this last week so let's get going!

First I'd like to thank all my new followers and those that left such lovely comments on my blog. It's so fun to make new online friends and I am grateful and humbled that you might get a little inspiration from what I create.  For my blog candy, I took all the names in order from the comments and from there selected from those that are following me and participated in the 100th sketch challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  The name was drawn randomly and I'm pleased to announce that the winner is:

Congratulations Ann! Please send me an email (contact info on the tab at the top of the blog) with your mailing address and I'll get the blog candy out to you in a jiffy! This is the card that Ann entered into the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 100th sketch challenge last week.

Now on to this week's Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge.....

Here's sketch 101 - another fun sketch to work with. This one goes together quick and I love that your background paper really shows through with this design.  I like the off-center focal panel too - it adds such interest to the card.

We're thankful for our wonderful sponsor this week, Sassy Cheryl's.  Cheryl is generously providing a $5 gift certificate to Sassy Cheryl's to the Grand Prize Winner of the challenge this week. Thanks Cheryl! We all loved creating our samples this week with your delightful images.

This Sassy Cheryl's image is called "The Little Girl's Flower" and you can find her HERE.  I colored her with Copics and in some areas that I wanted highlighted, I went over the Copics with Prismacolor pencil. Prismacolor pencil was used for the slight shadowing on the image as well.  At this time, I forgot to include the name of the designer papers that I used. So when I return from this trip, I'll edit the post to include that.

And the final touch is the handmade flower in the lower right corner. I just punched circles from the DP and crumpled them a lot. The purple gingham brad holds the layers in place.

Be sure to visit the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog to see the other Sassy Cheryl's images we used this week. You'll be inspired by the designs my team-mates came up with this week.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Chrissy said...

I LOVE your flower. Great colouring on a fabulous image.Beautiful papers.

Tracey Brossart said...

Super cute Sharon! Love that little handmade flower with the brad! And congrats to your winners of your blog hop! I just have to somehow find the time again to play along at SSW this week!! This sketch looks like it will be super fun to play with! :D

Big Hugz,
xx Tracey xx

Heide said...

I just love this sketch! What beautiful spring colors you have used.
LOve it!

Patti P. said...

Sharon, this is so pretty. I am loving these images and your colors are terrific. I love your flower and those gingham brads.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

You did a really great job with this image, I felt I struggled a bit this week but seeing yours really puts a smile on my face!

Deanne :)

Ann English said...

Yeah! Three great things: a new follower ( thank you:), a prize, and seeing another beautiful card with one of my favorite artists! This card is precious- love that skecth, too!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a fabulous card sharon.

greetings karin

sweetbloominscraps said...

Your green and pinkish peach and lavender colors are just so cozy together! And the little gingham buttons make your card even more cozy! Love the homemade flower too! Precious card~anyone would love to receive! Have a great time in Oakland. I lived there a short time with Nancy and her DH and worked at a little Persian Restaurant.

Kathie said...

Hi Sharon I do love your card and the colours used it's just so pretty. Don't you just love these images I do I couldn't wait to make my card. I love your gingham brads I've never seen them before I thought you might have covered a button but you say they are bads there magic I love them.
Wishing you a safe trip and have a great weekend

Jeannie said...

I adore those fabric brads and they just add so much to this already adorable image! Beautiful papers and a great flower too!

Peace & Luv,

mulberry station said...

Oh my goodness, Sharon. I love what you have done with this card. The covered fabric buttons are so cute and add such a cute touch to your card. Your little button flower couldn't be cuter. Beautiful DP and colors. Have a great trip. My DH and I lived there for several years while he was in the Navy.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous adorable card, love those yummy brad buttons.

Genevieve said...

So sweet Sharon! Gorgeous soft colours & the gingham buttons are adorable! Hope you have alovely weekend :)


Jacki Randolph said...

Oh Sharon, this is so sweet!! Love the plaid buttons with your beautiful papers.