Feb 14, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 56

 

Good morning - It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use the Mr. Linky box 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 SSSC56 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

Did you see the opening ceremonies of the Olympics?  I am in awe of the beauty of  British Columbia - the contrast of the green grasses against the blue sky, the crisp mountain peaks towering over the coastline, and the marvelous city skyline of Vancouver - WOW!  The blues and greens of spring are what inspired this card today - I have this little stamp that has never seen the light of ink in its entire existence, so I thought I'd give it a little love.


The image is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics and I sponged blue and green ink around the edges of the circle for grass and sky.  The flower centers have a little Diamond Glaze on them to give a little pop.

The Sweet Sunday Stampers have samples to show you today, so don't forget to stop on by to see:

Have fun!
Karen



recipe -
stamps: a flower for all seasons
paper: bashful blue, old olive, not quite navy, whisper white cardstock, mulberry dsp
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: olive dotted grosgrain ribbon, copic markers, dimensionals

40 comments:

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Karen! Love the blues and greens, and the image is just adorable!

Mary J said...

Oh Karen - squares, my fav! Looking forward to playing again!!

dustypenny said...

Super cute card!

Maureen said...

Oh, I'm so glad you got to see the Ceremonies...I live in this beautiful British Columbia...born in North Vancouver, but grew up and am still living 3.5 hours away. It is a breathtaking place :) Hope to play with the sketch this week :)

Vicki said...

Love this card Karen, that paper pack is one of my faves, must get it out and use it soon!!! Adorable stamp, that frog is toooooo cute!!!

Marisa said...

Fun sketch, Karen :D So glad you love the beauty of British Columbia :D I live in BC and having green all year round is something I truly love (the upside of all the rain we get LOL!)

Vancouver is a fabulous city and seeing the snow capped mountains, blue ocean and green grass in one scene on a sunny day is truly breathtaking!! You could literally ski half a day and windsurf the other half of the day if you wanted to. Can't wait to head down town and check out the Olympic Torch and some of the free festivities (ticket prices are a bit insane!!)

Your card captures the colours of our city beautifully and that little froggie is too cute!

Trena said...

Love your card Karen! That DSP is a fave of mine. I know the circle was optional, but I went for it anyway. ;o) The challenges with the circles have been very helpful to me by getting me to "step outside of my comfort zone." Thanks so much for doing these every week.
You are so right about BC! My husband & I have often talked about going out there to ski and snowboard one of these days. Gorgeous!

Lesley from WI said...

This is beautiful....love the rich dark colors!

Sarah said...

This is my first challenge this year! I haven't had the inspiration to do any till I came across this one and I am so glad that I did! I just love the colours that you have used! They are so fresh and the image is great! Thank you for getting me back into attempting challenges! I look forward to the next one!

Joan said...

Oh I love these colours - and the sketch. I guess I'll be busy this afternoon!!!

Karen Motz said...

You did this little stamp proud!!! This is gorgeous with blues and greens!!!

LeAnne said...

Very cute! Love these colors and your coloring is great!

Wanda Cullen said...

Karen, your card is so adorable with that sweet image and gorgeous DP (I'm going to have to try and find some of that...love the blues w/greens)!

Nancy Riley said...

Loved this sketch, Karen! The possibilities are endless! Your card is super duper cute! Love that ribbon with those designer papers!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the colouring on the image... absolutely PERFECT... see now you're making me want to try these Copics... Oh DEAR!!!

xx SJ

Amber said...

Fabulous sketch Karen! And your's and the sweet stampers cards are AMAZING! This was a really fun sketch, gonna have to use it again!

stampingelegance said...

Hi Karen - Fun sketch with all the layers - I went with froggies too!
Jan xxx

shannon said...

I agree with the beauty of vancouver! Even the colors they used to represent the games - I couldn't stop watching the blues and greens around the figure skating last night! Thanks for the challenge.

Fanybej said...

Hello !! I just find your blog via Amber's blog.
I am very exciting to play with you this time...

Michelle said...

Great sketch! Loved doing it and using my new stamp!

Ida P. Krause said...

Totally cute and adorable card. I just love (frogs) and I'm so glad you inked this one up.

Karen said...

How nice that Vancouver and the Olympics inspired you with this challenge. Having the Olympics in my backyard is a true experience. To see the athletes give everything that they have is truly inspiring. Karen

Shelly Koskinen said...

I love this sketch and your frog card is so adorable!!!

Tracy J said...

This was my first time trying and posting to a sketch challenge. It was fun!

Jen Tapler said...

LOVE your card Karen!! Those papers are some of my faves and that image is adorable!! Fun sketch this week girl!! And FYI - yes, I actually DID play along and finally got my sample posted after I almost recovered from my disastrous camping trip!! LOL! ;-)

Barbara said...

Love your sample, Karen! And what a fun sketch--I just had to play!

Carolyn Mustopa said...

Yet another great sketch, Karen! And your sample is gorgeous!

Tracey Old said...

Fantastic sketch Karen!!! I have been meaning to play along and finally made the time! Your sample is fantastic! Love it;-)
Tracey xx

Cynthia said...

This is a great sketch and I had fun with it. Love your sample!
Cynthia

Sandra MacLean said...

Thanks for another wonderful sketch Karen! :D

Diane Gilbert said...

Karen I LOVE you card! Thanks for the great challenge, It was alot of fun!

Claire said...

Lovely sketch Karen - my first go at your sketches. Thanks so much. Claire Daly, Australia.

Lynn said...

Karen what a fabulous little card! Your coloring looks amazing on this sweet image and I love the touch of glaze in the center of the flowers!
Thanks for another great sketch!

Mai said...

Thanks for a great sketch, it truly inspired a first timer like me! I will certainly be returning :)

Kristina said...

How's that for squeezing in my card entry?! lol It is 7:59pm (9:59 there). Phew! Love the sketch this week! And your sample card is gorgeous! LOVE those colors together!

Lee said...

Thanks Karen for an awesome sketch and your lovely comments. My treat to myself this week was to make the time to check out ALL the entries to this challenge, and I am blown away by all the talent (and how many Tim Tams were consumed along the hop!) Your awesome blog is certainly one-stop-shopping for creative inspiration!

Lee x (waving from Perth, Australia!)

Sue from Oregon said...

I didn't make the deadline for Mr Linky, but I used this wonderful sketch here

Silke Ledlow said...

Karen..sorry I'm late, but I had to play your Sketch anyway!!!

Here is my card
http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com/2010/02/occ-technique-challenge-and-bonus-card.html

Hugs
~S~

Nicole Maki said...

I missed the deadline too. I need to keep way better notes.

This sketch was so awesome, I plan to use it again and again. You can see my card here:

http://madebynicole.blogspot.com/2010/02/paper-piecing.html

Kerry J. said...

I'm super late but I loved this sketch and wanted to play along! Thanks Karen!
http://cardsbykerry.blogspot.com/2010/02/sweet-pieced-umbrella-girl.html