May 3, 2009

sweet sunday sketch challenge #16



Good morning - It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use Mr. Linky down at the end of my post to enter your card. On Thursday at 2 PM (Mountain Time), I'll randomly select one card to feature on my blog. So, as long as your card is linked in the Mr. Linky box by 2 PM Thursday, your card will be in the drawing. Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC16 if you plan to post your card at SplitcoastStampers.

Let me just say that I am SO excited for today's post - not only is it the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, but it is also day ONE of the Taylored Expressions sneak peeks! Today's featured set is Doctor's Orders - it is full of fun images for both young and "old" and has so many cute possibilities. I'm using this little check-up image today and I thought it would be cute to have Dr. Cuppie in some scrubs! I paper-pieced the cuppie wrappers with East Coast Prep paper and then colored in the images with Copic markers. I made the turquoise frame by running the two largest square nestabilities through the Cuttlebug. I turned it over and stamped on the back with the sentiment I wanted to use and then cut that section out. Then I could fit the sentiment in the blank space of the frame easily. The frame and white image panel are both popped up with dimensional tape. Don't forget to stop by the rest of the Baker's Dozen blogs to see what they have cooked up special for you today - Ana Wohlfahrt, Charmaine Ikach, Dawn Easton, Denise Marzec, Donna Baker, Jen del Muro, Jodi Collins, Karen Motz, Laura Fredrickson, Laurie Schmidlin, Sankari Wegman, and Taylor VanBruggen.

A thought about this week's sketch - I'm kicking it up a notch with the outside frame. I've seen this technique done with scrapbook pages and I absolutely adore the look of it. When you make your card or project, the frame around the main square doesn't necessarily need to be made from cardstock. Feel free to draw the frame or paper-pierce around it or any other creative idea you may have. The sentiment should be in the frame somewhere though.

Ok, now it's your turn - have fun!
Karen

recipe -
stamps: doctor's orders (taylored expressions)
ink: memento rich cocoa, basic brown, copic markers
paper: tempting turquoise, real red, kraft, choice bright white (taylored expressions) cardstock, east coast prep dsp (retired)
accessories: square nestabilities (spellbinders), dimensional tape

The links are closed, but you are still welcome to play along, just leave a link in the comments so I know where to find your card. Come back this Sunday for another sketch challenge!


30 comments:

  1. Great sketch Karen and have to say I love the idea with the frame around the main image! I'm getting right on it ... see you a little later! Your card with those cupcake stamps is adorable!

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  2. So stinkin' cute. And I love the sketch. Can't wait to try that technique with the frame. We'll see if I'm successful or not.

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  3. Adorable card! Love your clean design and the fabulous sketch! I'll definitely have to give it a go! Love it!

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  4. CUTE Karen! Love the clean lines and the fabulous paper piecing!

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  5. Adorable card, Karen! I LOVE that layout. . .I hope to play!

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  6. Super cute, Karen! I already have an idea brewing for your fabulous sketch so I'll be back later!

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  7. Love your sketch with the border in that bright turquoise. Love the polka dot pattern paper too!

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  8. What a great idea with the frame Karen!! Love that card - with those cutie pie cuppies!!! YOur colors totally rock - and your card is fabu!!! Hope to play along!

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  9. Awesome card!! Love it all!

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  10. Brilliant sketch - I had great fun playing with it - it was a great challenge

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  11. Oh, I just love this sketch, Karen!! Darling card!!

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  12. The SWEETEST sketch! I'm going to get on it TODAY! I's always full of enthusiasm for your sketches on Thursday coming back from work....:-(

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  13. I love your card/sketch-one of these days I will make time to play, promise!!

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  14. FABULOUS Karen! Love the sketch and the simplicity of your card makes it stunning!

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  15. jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com)May 3, 2009 at 5:27 PM

    so cute! what a fun sketch, too!

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  16. Karen, this card is SUPER fabulouso! The sketch ROCKS as does your coloring!!! I am pooped tonight but I am SO doing your sketch tomorrow!!! AWESOME!!!

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  17. Great sketch! I had a lot of fun with it, especially the frame.

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  18. OK, now it looks like I am going to have to have these stamps...there are so many incredible, creative ideas. Love the card and the colors are my favs. Mary in Hong Kong

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  19. This is absolutely adorable!!! Your coloring is fabulous and I love this sketch!!!

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  20. What a clever idea--hopefully I'll be able to play SOMETIME today!
    LeAnne

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  21. Super cute Karen, great sketch!!

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  22. Uto! Mr. Linky is MISSING! He's been missing from MoJo too! Oh where has he gone?! Can't wait to work on my sketch! Great layout as always!

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  23. glad mr. linky is back:) hope you like my card!
    hugs

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  24. OK...this sketch is the BOMB (and so is your card)!!! I am really going to try and play along...this is too good not to! :-)

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  26. I absolutely love this sketch and will be keeping it around to use often!!!

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  27. Another great challenge sketch!

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  28. Hi Karen, I'm to late, but here is my card. Thanks for the Sketch.
    http://scrap-und-stempel-blog.blogspot.com/2009/05/jewelry-color-inspiration-35.html

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