Wednesday, July 18, 2012

London Olympics

Greetings everyone! It's Wednesday and time for another wonderful sketch challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. My card this week is not only inspired by the sketch but also by the Olympics that are gearing up to start in nine days in London. I'm ready to cheer on the 10 Michigan athletes with the most noteworthy being Jordyn Weiber in gymnastics. Go Team USA!

Here's the sketch for this week's challenge - another one of my favorites. I love how it turns out with the overlapping layers and the space for fun embellishments.  I hope you'll give it a try and join us in the fun!

Digi Stamp Boutique sponsors our challenges each month and is the sponsor for this week's challenge. We love the fun and whimsical digi stamps that Sally Anne offers and her generous support of Sweet Sketch Wednesday month after month.  The Grand Prize winner of the challenge will receive six free digi images of their choice from Digi Stamp Boutique.  Thanks Sally Anne!

For my card this week, I chose several images from the DSB London Collection which is a special offer this month. You get both black outline as well as color images with this collection and they're all so fun to create with.  I chose three of the black outline images and grouped them together with my photoshop software. Al were colored with Copic markers.  The London Guard and the Double Decker Bus were cut out and popped up.  I used crystal lacquer for the bus windows and headlights as well as the clock face on Big Ben.

The papers are from Cosmo Cricket and Jillibean Soup.  And I've used my favorite MS cornflower punch again with make your own brad centers from Stampin Up.

Now, take a stroll over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and get a shot of inspiration from the design team Divas' cards created to entice you to join us in the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!


Emma Fewkes said...

OK, you KNOW I want this card, right? Hee hee. I love the layout and the images, great job :)

Heide said...

What a great card, I thought of Emma when I saw it. Super work and love, love the flowers.
Hugs, Heide

Simple and Sweet said...

Love the card and what a great image! I love those flowers you made too with the brads!

mulberry station said...

this really is a fun image for the olympics. I love your dfun colors and cute little flowers. HOpe you are doing well.

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous card that is such a super image, wow! The colours and paper are wonderful and I adore those flowers.
I want to ride on that bus LOL!

Love to Doodle! said...

I adore this stunning creation Sharon....just had to share it on Facebook too...thank you so much for supporting our images....Sally-Ann :o)

Linda Anderson said...

Totally wonderful card Sharon!!! Love all your details like the crystal effects and flowers. Fun and fabulous.


Jeannie said...

This is so perfect for the upcoming Olympics ~ it will be on in our home every minute that we can watch it!

Peace & Luv,

Kathie said...

Hi Sharon, a perfect Olympic card for England. I love Big Ben and the Double Decker Bus. Papers and embellishments are perfect. Take care and have a great week.