The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #233

Hi there, Saturday again and time for another sketch challenge! Here is this week's sketch:

and here is my card:
Now you'll notice that there is a spin this week - and it is Fall.  You may remember I have just returned from Wisconsin, where we enjoyed beautiful Fall weather - sunny days with blue skies, and crisp early mornings and evenings.  Perfect weather - but already those leaves were turning, and we enjoyed seeing their glorious colours on our daily walks.  With those leaves in mind, I created my own background paper by stamping various leaves from the Sweet 'n Sassy clear stamp set, 'Nature Silhouettes 2', using autumn inks, and turning the stamps each time I stamped them.  I then stitched this panel to a black mat.  When I thought about those two circles in the sketch, I realised they didn't need to be two actual circles, they could be a cut out of one circle, which would leave more of the background paper showing!  I dry embossed the large tan circle, to give some texture, and popped up the black bird from the same set as the leaves, on to the remaining shape - the oval.  Instead of the scalloped border in the sketch, on the left side, I continued the theme of trees with the die cut birch trees.  Some hemp twine on my sentiment tag completed the card.
Please check out what the other sugarbabies have come up with for this sketch, and then share your creations with us - we love to see where your imagination takes you!

Cathy McCauleyKorin SutherlandCeal PritchettMarlena PeduzziMelissa ShultzRobin ParkerStephanie SerranoAnn Tuck,  Cynthia Olheiser,Debbie Owens, and Jamie Moore.    


  1. Gorgeous, Ann! Your background is beautiful, and I love the clever way you did the circles! The birch tree die was perfect for the theme of your card! Fabulous use of the sketch this week! Hugs!

  2. Ann, love how you textured your card with the dry embossing. Great way to show background paper with a hole in the circle. Fabulous stamping of the leaves for your background designer paper.

  3. What a pretty card Ann. Love the custom stamped background and the birch trees. The sweet little bird looks great. Nice textures!


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