Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Little Acorn Bird

Happy Autumn friends! Today is the first day of fall and what a great way to welcome my favorite season with an Autumn themed card. This is for the new sketch challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday featuring the wonderful images from Sami Stamps.

Here's the sketch to follow for the challenge. It really looks terrific in real life, especially with a fun, unique embellishment in the lower left corner.

Sami Stamps is our sponsor for this challenge. What lovely images you'll find there, all drawn by owner Samantha Siemers Ratliff.  We adore creating with Sami Stamps and you will too. The lucky grand prize winner of the challenge will receive a $12 gift certificate to Sami Stamps. That could be you if you play along with us this week!

Thanks Samantha for your generous sponsorship!

I chose this adorable Little Acorn Bird from Sami Stamps for my card. I thought it was perfect for the first day of Fall. It was colored with Copic markers and color enhancements made with Prismacolor pencils. I love the effect of the pencils over the markers - especially in getting a warm glow on parts of the image as though it was reflecting the sun.  The papers are Stampin' Up from several years ago. I also thought I'd have fun with the embellishment and pulled the acorns from my crafting stash. I like this custom touch to this layout.

Now stop over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see the beautiful cards the team created for you using a wonderful selection of images from Sami Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Flower Wreath

Welcome back! Today I'm showcasing the new sketch for the challenge this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. We're featuring images from Digi Stamp Boutique, our challenge sponsor.

Here's the sketch to follow. Nothing complicated here but it fits large images quite well and looks great in its simplicity.

Sally Ann at Digi Stamp Boutique is our monthly sponsor and we look forward to using the wonderful images she offers in her shop each month. The grand prize winner will receive a £10 voucher to Digi Stamp Boutique - a fantastic prize package. Thanks Sally Ann!

I'm fortunate to also be a guest designer for Digi Stamp Boutique. Visit the Digi Stamp Boutique Blog and DSB Facebook page to see more terrific card samples with DSB images - you'll love the creativity you see there.

I'm featuring the Colour Flower Set, new at DSB. It comes with precolored images and black line art. I colored the image with Copic markers, cut additional flowers out and popped them up for dimension. A bunch of glittery rhinestones adorn the flower centers as a sparkly addition. Papers are from Crate Paper.

Now stop on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday to see more inspiration using Digi Stamp Boutique images.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Sweet Nectar

Boy am I late in getting this card posted! Life and its hectic, busy pace succumbed me the past week and I'm not getting caught up very fast either. I created this card for the current challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday - hopefully it will inspire you to play along in our challenge this week.

Here's the sketch to follow for the challenge. It's a nice sketch from Sally. It looks good rotated too.

Pattie Gomez owner and illustrator at Pattie's Creations is our sponsor this week. Our grand prize winner of the challenge will get to pick two free images from Pattie's Etsy Shop. Thanks for the generous sponsorship Pattie!

I chose this beautiful image called Sweet Nectar from Pattie's Creations. It was colored with Copic markers and the papers used are by DCWV. The border around the image panel was created with a MS flower punch - lots of them adhered the edges of the oval.

Now stop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and take a peek at the other wonderful cards created by the team using Pattie's Creations digi stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!