Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - SSW106

Greetings! This week seems to be going by quickly. My kids are glad for that - they are still in school with these being the remaining days. Things have been tense with big final exams each day and I think we'll all be glad when summer break officially begins in a few days!  So let's get focused on today which is the start of another Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge! I've chosen to do a Father's Day card this week to show off the new sketch.

Here's the wonderful sketch this week - it's another smash hit from Arlana! This one has layers to create some depth but plenty of room to see your papers and add embellishments and a sentiment if you desire.

And we welcome back Digi Stamp Boutique as our sponsor of the challenge this week.  Sally Ann, the owner, is generously providing the Grand Prize winner with an amazing 6 free digi images as the prize! Now that's worth entering a card in this challenge for sure! 

I've used "Golf Alf", a wonderfully whimsical character from Digi Stamp Boutique this week and a perfect image for my golfer husband on Father's Day.  He was colored with Copics, including the background. I color the sky with a light blue and then go over it with the colorless blender to get the mottled effect. My embellishments are supposed to look like oversize golf balls (wouldn't that make it easier to golf with - LOL) and they were done with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and circle punch. The papers are from Basic Grey's "Marjolaine" collection.

The Sweet Sketch Wednesday design team always does a great job with Digi Stamp Boutique images as inspiration for you so head on over there to see what they've created this week.  We have a new designer joining the team - Patti Painter from Patti's Paper Creations - and you're going to love seeing her creativity week after week on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday team!  Welcome Patti!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Kathie said...

Hi Sharon, your husband is going to love this Father's Day card, love the large over sized golf balls. Father's Day in New Zealand is the first Sunday in September. Love your design papers they work perfectly with your image. Hope your well I haven't heard from your for a while, hope the kids exams went well. Take care and have fun crafting.

Patti P. said...

Sharon, what a super card and love the golf ball creative. Your husband will love this. Hope the kids make it through a few more days and then you all have a wonderful summer.
Thanks for the warm looking forward to working with all of the team. Have a great day!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a great and beautiful card sharon.
love how you made those balls great idea.

greetings karin

mulberry station said...

Dharon, I love those golf balls. Isn't embossing folders wonderful?! This is the perfect Father's Day card. I love the color combo you used and the detail work you have done on your image. Very well done!
Hugs, Nancy

melody said... hubby would love this card, too! he's loves golfin and loves cards!

fabulous card chickie..and love the added golf balls...nice touch! beautiful coloring, too! yummy!

Arlana said...

Lovin those golf balls. Such a fun image. Love your sweet papers. Such a perfect match wuth the sweet colors you used. Have a sweet day. Hugs Arlana

sweetbloominscraps said...

Oh Sharon, I will definitely have to get this Alf golfer as my hubbie is a golfer too. Your paper is so perfect for this card. I wouldn't have thought of this color combo but it is fabulous! Love the sky effect that you used! And don't you just love the use of the embossing folder for the golf balls! A perfect embellishment! Love the rich colors you used on your image too! Lovely job!
Hugs, Judi

The Stamper's Touch said...

Fabulous Sharon, absolutely fabulous!!! Love the golf ball embellies, so fun!!! Great colors too.


Jeannie said...

I am lovin' those golf balls and the hubby is going to adore this!

Peace & Luv,

Genevieve said...

Oh Sharon this is a fab card! The golf balls are just brilliant!!! Hope you are well :)


bumblebee creations said...

I am loving your card!! What a fun image!!! Off to check out that cute puppy card it is saying I might also like to see--yes, I would!!

Jacki Randolph said...

One Fantastic card, what a fun image and those handmade golf balls are the perfect finish to this great card!

I want to extend my apologies to you for the past couple of weeks that I was unable to leave you some love on your fabulous creations!! I think I have my Blogger problem fixed!! :)