Wednesday, August 28, 2013

One More Candle

Happy Wednesday friends! It's time for another challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday with the fun Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor this week. Being part of the over-50 club and my birthday this Saturday, this image expresses exactly how I feel - hah, hah! So let's not dwell on another year's passing, instead let's take a look at this week's sketch...

We're repurposing a sketch from the past - this one drawn up by Arlana first appeared in challenge week 163 and it's a dandy to be repeated. I like the layered look that is achieved with this but it's not too fussy either.

Just for fun, here's my card from the first time this sketch appeared in July 2012.

The sponsor of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge this week is everyone's favorite - Bugaboo Stamps. There's a ton of sweet, whimsical and hysterical images that Jodi creates there. The grand prize winner of the challenge this week will receive 7 free Bugaboo digis totaling $21. A super prize package - thanks Jodi for your generous support!

The Stella character images at Bugaboo are by far my favorites! And as I said, this one especially spoke to me this week.  It's called Stella - One More Candle and was colored with Copic markers to match the MME papers I selected. I used crystal lacquer in several areas, along with a glitter pen, to make the image shiny and sparkly on the details. Such a fun birthday card don't you think?!

So now, you'll have to stop on by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out all the fun cards the team created using these wonderful Bugaboo Stamps.  I hope you'll find some time to join us in the challenge this week too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tennis Olivia

Happy Wednesday friends - you know that means a new sketch challenge begins today at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  This week we're featuring images from Digi Stamp Boutique our monthly sponsor. I created this card for my niece who is starting to play tennis and loves it. This DSB image looks just like her.

Here's the sketch to follow this week. Pretty easy and perfect for so many different images and paper combinations.

Sally Ann at Digi Stamp Boutique is our monthly sponsor and the sponsor of our challenge this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. The Grand Prize winner will receive six free digi images of their choice - a really terrific prize for playing along with us this week!  Thanks Sally Ann for your generous support.

This DSB image called "Tennis Abi" looks just like my niece - it should be called Tennis Olivia! I digitally paper pieced her outfit and headband and the rest was colored with Copics. The papers are digital by Zoe Pearn called Summer Sorbet. I love the bright, cheery patterns.

I really hope you'll join the Sweet Sketch Wednesday team and play in our challenge this week. You'll find the rules for entering on the SSW blog along with a host of wonderful cards created by team to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Summer Vacation

Today I'm continuing with the summer theme cards with this creation for the new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. We're featuring Deidre Mosher Design images this week so let's get started...

This is the terrific sketch for this week created by our own Sally for your challenge pleasure. And what a pleasure it is to work with this sketch. It looks great and has lots of layers which I love.

Wildly whimsical and seriously sassy art is Deidre Mosher's trademark and we're thrilled to have her sponsor the challenge this week. The Grand Prize winner will receive a $10 gift certificate for her digi stamps at Deidre Mosher Designs.  Thanks Deidre for your generous sponsorship!

I choose this fun digi called Summer Vacation from Deidre Mosher Designs for my inspiration card this week. It was fun to color up with Copic markers. I added crystal lacquer on all the bubbles and the scuba mask to add interest and a little shine to the image.

Now join us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday to see all the fun cards the design Divas created for your inspiration. I hope you'll use the sketch and join the challenge too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Beachtime Fun

Well we're in the height of the summer now and what a perfect way to send summer happiness than this darling card for the start of the new sketch challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. We're featuring images from StampFairy this week and they are so darn cute!

This is such a fun sketch this week drawn up by our talented Sally. I love all the fun paper combinations you can use - they really draw attention to the focal panel.

We're so happy to welcome back StampFairy as our weekly sponsor. Gerda illustrates the most adorable teddies, kids, bunnies and other sweet characters to create with. You'll always find something cute at StampFairy!

The grand prize winner of our challenge this week will receive a $10 gift certificate at the StampFairy shop - a super generous prize package. Thanks Gerda for your wonderful sponsorship this week!

I chose this sweet StampFairy girl from the Patsy Beachtime collection to create some inspiration for you this week.  She was brought to life with Copic markers and the papers are appropriately called Summer Splash from My Mind's Eye. The pinwheel embellishment was created with a die from Stampin' Up.

So there you have it - a fun summer card for those August birthdays or to celebrate the start of a beachtime vacation.  Be sure to stop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and gaze at our design team cards using a selection of StampFairy images, including some terrific ones from the StampFairy design team too.  You'll be inspired by everyone's creativity.

Thanks for stopping by!