October 19, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 241

Good morning!!  It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!  Want to play along?  Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of this post to enter your card. 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 SSSC241 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

The orange mums in our front yard have been in full bloom and they inspired this very large orange flower on my card today.

I cut out the Plentiful Petals die in 2 hues of orange and stuck some foam tape in between each layer for some depth.  I added the Layered Leaves in Factory Green card stock and then popped an enamel dot in the center of the flower.

The sentiment from Grand Greetings is stamped in Smoke ink and I cut it out with a Pierced Rectangle STAX and popped everything up over the diagonal striped background there.  I wasn't too sure where I was going with this color combo, but I really like it for autumn.  The bold orange pop is my favorite thing about this one.

The rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers have more inspiration for you this week.  Please stop on over and see:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: grand greetings (mft), diagonal stripes background (mft)
paper: smooth white (mft), smoke (sss), tangy orange (mft), orange fizz (mft), factory green (mft)
ink: smoke (sss)
accessories: plentiful petals die (mft), layered leaves die (mft), sentiment strips 2 die (mft), pierced rectangle stax (mft), birthday girl enamel dots (doodlebug), foam tape


  1. Lovely and vibrant! The delicate lacy leaves are perfect to echo the softly striped background too ;) Rx

  2. Super cute Karen, love that flower and leaves!!

  3. Beautiful! Love the vibrant colors of the flowers against the soft background.

  4. Girl you so rocked this sketch! I love the soft gray and the bright popping flower! Gorgeous.

  5. Mmmmmmmm!! Gosh that orange flower is awesome against the soft grey.

  6. Love love LOVE the pop of orange and that Smoke ink is absolutely gorgeous. Each time you use it I keep saying I need to order it. Thanks, enabler. :-)

  7. The grey sentiment is so soft and subtle with the Orange flower. Gorgeous Karen

  8. How GORGEOUS! LOVE the grays and the pop of color with the flower!

  9. love the sketch and what a gorgeous card!