Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tiny Pixie Rose

Happy Wednesday friends, fans and followers!  A lot going on here today - this is the first of three posts and my favorite card of the day.  I'm kicking it off with a new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and our sponsor, A Day For Daisies, that we all love to create with.  We're making a few changes in our challenges beginning this week, so you'll want to read on or go to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday site for the details.

First with the sketch - another terrific one from our own Arlana. This one goes together pretty quickly and yields such lovely results. You can use multiple papers with this like I did or use plain embossed cardstock for the layers. Either way you'll have a winner of a design.
Our wonderful sponsor this week is A Day For Daisies. A Day For Daisies provides themed categories of over 1000 fun and whimsical digital images, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions. Tammy, the owner and artist, is generously providing our Grand Prize winner of this week's challenge a $12 gift certificate to the A Day For Daisies store.  This is a fabulous prize so come play along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

The ADFD image I used is called "Tiny Pixie Rose" - such a sweet image that captured my heart when I first saw it. She was colored with Copics and the paper was distressed a bit to fit the vintage-like feel of the papers I chose from Echo Park's "Your's Truly" collection.  I paid a little visit to our local scrapbook store last weekend and walked out with a bundle of papers I just couldn't leave behind! I thought these would pair perfectly with this image.  A few tiny hearts and a pretty little flower are the finishing touch for this perfect Valentine.

New Challenge Rules at Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Now on to the changes we've made with the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenges. To be eligible for the prizes, we ask that you create a card using our sponsor's images. So for this week, please create your cards with A Day For Daisies digital images.  We also ask that you follow the sketch as it's shown without rotating or flipping it and please include the sketch image in your post.  More details on the new challenge guidelines are on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog. Please pay us a visit and see what the design team Divas created to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by!


Glenda Atkins said...

That is the most interesting image, I am quite taken with it, love the outfit I guess! Your background is fabulous and so is the flower. Beautiful card!

Kathie said...

Hi Sharon, this is such a cute image, it's really really pretty. I love your choice of design papers they all work perfectly together. Thanks for the great posting on SSW it was a biggie this week with the new rules. Take care and have a wonderful week and weekend.

Patti P. said...

Such a gorgeous card, those papers are so yummy. I have a weakness for papers and can totally understand your shopping spree. Your pixie is coloring fabulously. Thanks for the great post today!

ps, love your fabric card above, I used to use this wonder under, but haven't in ages and never on a card, thanks.

Heide said...

Such a sweet, sweet card! Love the papers and the adorable image. Beautiful work Sharon.

Genevieve said...

So very cute Sharon, beautiful little image & gorgeous papers. Hope you are well :)


Arlana said...

Sharon thanks so much for posting this week. Your card is the sweetest. I love that image how your colored her up and your sweet papers. Have a sweet day and thanks for all you do. HUGS Arlana

mulberry station said...

Hi Sharon, this is such an adorable image. I love your papers. You always make such perfect cards. I was looking at your tutorial with the fabric. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Nancy

sweetbloominscraps said...

Hello Sharon, I can see why you love this little Tiny Pixie Rose! You've colored her so well. I love those roses, your little pearl hearts and the added flower. Your Valentine Paper couldn't be cuter! I loved looking at your fabric card tutorial! Wow, how fun! Have a great week! Thanks for your fabulous post on SSW!
Hugs, Judi

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh those papers are perfect for this card Sharon!! And what a sweetie of an image too! Love the flower! So glorious and girly!!