August 16, 2009

sweet sunday sketch challenge #31



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 10 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 10 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 SSSC31 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

Don't panic - I know this sketch is a little more involved with all the layering, but that is the joy of a challenge right? You don't need to matte each layer like I did if you don't want to either - just do what you are comfortable with.

This sketch is inspired by Michele Boyer's lovely Soft Tissues card in the March 2009 issue of Cards. I instantly fell in love with her card and just had to use the layout. It's on page 123 if you would like to find it.


I've been missing my Trendy Trees and I jumped right into my Trendy Trees/Maine Blueberry combo - it's too lovely not to use! I'm down to scraps of Maine Blueberry and it makes me SO sad! I love this paper. The colors are one of my favorite combinations ever. Sigh...

Ok, hop to it! I can't wait to see what you come up with. I'll be by to comment this week since my deadlines have come and gone and I'll have more free time.

Karen


recipe -
stamps: trendy trees, short & sweet
ink: not quite navy, old olive, close to cocoa
paper: bashful blue, not quite navy, whisper white card stock, maine blueberry dsp (retired)
accessories: rectangle/scallop & oval/scallop nestabilities, vintage brads, 1/2" library clips, stampin' dimensionals
Edited to add: Apparently SPAMMERS have found Mr. Linky *gasp* so if you see a site that is inappropriate, would you please let me know? I've found two already this morning. ugh!

18 comments:

  1. Ooohhh this looks like LOTS of fun!!!

    xx SJ

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  2. I love how you made a fairly involved sketch turn out looking so simple (in a good way! :) )with your colour choices etc. Love it!

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  3. OH this is just a beautiful card, I love the Maine blueberry as well. Hope I find time to play!

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  4. Oh, I love this card. I love the colors you used. Thanks for taking the time to share your wonderful work.

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  5. Thanks for this great sketch! Congratulations on being picked as a Dirty Girl! I am so excited for you!!! Hugs, Janet

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  6. What a fun sketch Karen! Thanks!

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  7. Awesome sketch!
    Thanks so much :*)
    ~ margie

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  8. Great card and a super fun sketch - can't wait to give it a try!

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  9. I love these trees and a can never get enough of them. Great sketch card using them. Oh, and congrats on being a Dirty Girl :D

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  10. gorgeous card!!! thankyou for the challenge
    Paulax

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  11. Really love the blue and green card. Thanks for looking at mine

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  12. Thanks for the great sketch, it was fun to play along

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  13. Had so much fun doing this one. Had NOT so much fun trying to post it to my blog! It was acting wacky tonight! The pics are so tiny! Grrr... Thanks for letting me play along. Posted to Mr. Linky!!! :)

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  14. I just had a wonderful afternoon making cards for this weeks challenge. Thanks Karen, it was a great sketch.

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  15. Thanks for this sketch, it was my jumping off point for this card and it just went together beautifully, oops, there I go clapping myself again, I just love this card, hope you do too.

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  16. I was afraid that I may find no time to have a go at this lovely sketch, but I managed and I'm happy :)
    Your sketches are really nice to play with, thank you!
    Chupa xx

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  17. Hi Karen!!! I used your awesome sketch for my card today!!! Hope you like it??? Sorry - I'm always behind :( !!! Hugs ~S~

    http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com/2009/08/tsg-september-sneak-peek-day-2.html

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