Saturday, 8 June 2013

Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #214

Back from holidays now to rejoin the Sugar Babies with this week's super sketch.












For the focal image, I used the lovely Sweet n'Sassy set 'Poppies and Greetings' which was the perfect size for the central rectangle, which I cut with a Spellbinders curvy rectangle die.  For the flowers themselves, I stamped them again with Versamark and black embossed them, before colouring them with Inktense pencils, following a technique demonstrated by Darlene deVries recently - check it out here.  I love the impact these pencils give used in the way Darlene describes.  I cut them out and popped them over the stamped image using dimensionals.  The dp on the right came from an old Kaisercraft pad called 'Miss Nelly', and the aqua blue stripe on the left is from my stash.  I added a sentiment from the Sweet n'Sassy set 'Tickets and Sentiments' which has so many useful sentiments in the block style I needed for the small bottom square. The small scallop border is a Sweet n'Sassy die set which includes a larger scallop as well.
The other Sugar Babies are sure to have heaps of great ideas so make sure to check them all out, and then share with us your own take on this sketch:




10 comments:

  1. Hi Ann. I love the image with the pretty papers, just super. X

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  2. You are so generous Faye - thank you! It was a rush job this week, as we only returned home the day before it was due! Feeling a bit tired, too - but a wonderful trip, and we were so glad we went. The world is there for us to see, isn't it - and we find we have so much more in common with people we meet rather than noticing the differences. Hugs to you xx

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous card Ann! I love your dimensional fabulously colored flowers.
    Melissa

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  4. Ann, I love the Poppies, they look so life like, I want to pick them and put them in a vase. Great Job!

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  5. This is lovely, Ann! Great take on this week's sketch.

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  6. Ann this is absolutely beautiful... So many wonderful details.

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  7. What a beautiful card Ann. Love the pretty poppies popped up. The papers are also very pretty. Hope you had a wonderful trip. You went just the right time considering all the flooding they have now!

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  8. This is such a pretty take on the sketch, and I love how you colored those pretty poppies. The soft colors working the background look beautiful too! Nice job!

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  9. This is so pretty! Gorgeous papers and a lovely image.

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  10. Love these poppies, Ann! Beautiful coloring and papers! Fabulous sketch card! Hugs!

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