Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

This is my second post for today, so please scroll down to see my post with a FREE Whimsie Doodles image announcement in support of Breast Cancer Research!

Can you believe that we are up to sketch number 20 already at Sweet Sketch Wednesday? I hope that you have been playing along! Many weeks there are chances for you to win some free stamps, so I hope you will start to use the sketches and play along with us.

Here is this week's sketch...

This week we were sponsored by the Digistamp Boutique. Sally-Ann Hancock designs these stamps and has graciously offered a prize for the winner of this week's challenge. For details on how to enter, please visit the SSW blog.

She graciously offered some of her stamps for the DT to use for today's challenge. The first card that I made uses Milly Singing Carols.

The DP that I used is from a K&Co collection that I got last year for Christmas. I am really loving more non-traditional colors for my Christmas cards this year!

Milly and her sweet little side kick were colored using Copic markers. The image panel was cut with one of my label Nesties.

The snowflake punch is from MS and to accent the snow, I added some dimensional glaze to the landscape and then sprinkled Snow Glitter on top of it. The ribbon is a Target Dollar Spot find that coordinated perfectly and I also added some lace from Joann's to give it a bit of a vintage look.

My second card uses the Digistamp Boutique image called Christmas Robin.

Again the papers are from the same K&Co Christmas collection and the brown CS base is from The Paper Co. To create the border of holly leaves, I simply printed the digistamp multiple times and colored each set of Holly leaves and then cut them out. I then lined them up on my card to form the border that you see here. The sentiment I created using Word Art in Power Point.

This red-breasted robin and all the Holly leaves were colored using my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. I added a touch of red stickles to the holly berries on my main image.

For added dimension I printed one extra holly leaf set and popped it up on top of the main image.
Click HERE to visit the SSW Blog and see the rest of the DT's creations.
Or you can visit them from clicking on their links in my sidebar.
Have a great Wednesday and for the rest of your day may very sweet things flow out of your bucket!!

Keep scrolling down to see the Whimsie Doodles post from today too!!


Rose said...

Kelly, both of your cards are just stunning! I love the colors you used and the images are wonderful! I will have to get more of them, I just love her stuff! Have a SWEET day!

mulberry station said...

Kelly, I just love these two cards. That little mouse is so cute. Love the colors you have used. So yummy. And the Bird card is just adorable. The images are just too cute. Sally Ann really has some fun images.

Jeannie said...

These are both just adorable Kelly!

Peace and Luv,

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Great cards this week Kelly love how you paper pieced the robin so cute!!!

Arlana said...

Some how I passed right by your post:(. But I came back and went through them to make sure I had everone. I love the images you used. The mouse card is just so fun in those colors. The ribbon from target is perfect. I love how you added the extra hollys for your border on you second card. Thanks for all you do.

HazelQ said...

Aww so cute! I love the Milly Singing Carols stamp :)

sweetbloominscraps said...

Both cards are did such a great job coloring them...I love the peach and green and that cute little bird singing. The blues and turquoise really made him stand out! Your Christmas robin is darling too!

Teri said...

Ah, these images are just too darn cute!
Love what you did with them!
Teri x

Thanh said...

Such darling cards Kelly! You executed your cards to the sketch beautifully.

Sharon said...

Kelly, I love both of these, The colors on the bird card work wonderfully on that card. And that mouse is adorable.


Carolina said...

What adorable cards - your coloring is out of this world amazing and such vibrant colors - love it!!!

PaperCrafty said...

Fabulous cards Kelly!! You do such an amazing job embellishing your cards!! Great job on this weeks challenge!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

These cards are so stinkin' CUTE! great job!

Betty Wright said...

Kelly, both of these cards are so precious and beautifully done!!! Lovely colors, pattersn, detailing, and designs!!!

Linda said...

you have so many wondful card too cute

Love to Doodle! said...

Sorry I didn't get round to you last week Kelly - these are both stunning. Fabulous colour schemes and added details (and extra holly leaves)....beautiful colouring too) them...Sally-Ann xx