Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Thinking of You

Happy Wednesday fans and followers! Well, we're off to a good start in high school - we had our open house this week and met the teachers and got a download on the coursework. I just love the enthusiasm of my kids' teachers and passion for the subjects they're teaching. Now the second week, the homework is kicking in and keeping us all busy!

We're kicking off a new sketch challenge today at Sweet Sketch Wednesday with Pattie's Creations as our sponsor this week.  I hope you can find some time to join us and play along!

Here's the wonderful sketch created by Arlana. It's a blast from the past sketch - one of our favorites brought back from Week 103 - and it makes an interesting card whether you take a whimsical approach or something more vintage looking like I created this week.

Here's the card I created with this sketch in Week 103 - just showing how it looks with clean lines and a more whimsical image.

Pattie Gomez at Pattie's Creations is our generous sponsor this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  The Grand Prize winner of the challenge will receive three digis from Pattie's Creations. Check out Pattie's Etsy Store here and her blog here.  Thanks for your sponsorship Pattie!

I chose this gorgeous digi from Pattie's Creations called "Thinking of You".  There's nothing that conveys the warm, golden days of late summer/early fall better than sunflowers.  The image was colored with Copic markers, a little crystal effects added to parts of the butterfly so it would stand out more, a few Spellbinders die cuts and papers from MME Nutmeg collection were used.

Our design team has created some beautiful cards using this and other images from Pattie's Creations to inspire you.  Check them out over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and then join us in the challenge this week!

Thanks for stopping by!


Kathie said...

Hi Sharon I just love your card, you've really nailed this one and your colours are perfect and it's such a wonderful image that can be used for so many different cards. Love your nestie you used for your image it's really pretty I don't think I've seen that one which one is it? Great card take care and have a wonderful week.

Emma Fewkes said...

Absolutely glorious. LOVE the CE on the butterfly. Glad the kids have settled into school. Hugs, Em xx

Sally said...

What a gorgeous card Sharon - just love your coloring!! Your papers and embellishments are wonderful!! So fun to see your card from before as well!!
Hope you have a Blessed week!!
Sally SSW-DT

Joanna said...

Sooo beautiful Sharon. I liked how your showed both cards that you created with the sketch. Really showed the versatility of the sketch.

Heide said...


sweetbloominscraps said...

Hello Sharon,
I just adore this image! And love everyone's creation of it this week! I love your blue, yellow and brown combo. And also your added glossy accents on the butterfly. Perfect to use the SU butterfly too! Fabulous new profile photo!
Hugs, Judi

mulberry station said...

I absolutely love this image. Stunning card and beautiful colors.
Hugs, Nancy

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful card, Sharon!

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous, love the butterflies and the vintage look!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

wow your colouring and cards just beautiful, love them all. janex

Helen Plant said...

Wow, this is a wonderful card, you picked the same image as me but what a different card, I love the blues with the golden colours. Helen xx

Jeannie said...

This is a gorgeous pre-Fall creation and the butterfly is just the perfect touch!

Peace & Luv,

melody said...

wow...both your cards are just GORGEOUS! beautiful work chickie...lovin all the details..and fabulous coloring!

Linda Anderson said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!! Love that you shared your first card using this fun seeing it! Gorgeous colors and papers.