5.07.2011

Sweet Stop Sketch 107

Hello everyone! It's time for the latest sketch at the Sweet Stop.

As I mentioned in an earlier post I am a guest designer this month for The Sweet Stop so every Saturday in May I will be featuring their sketch along with my interpretation of it.

Here is the sketch Korin challenged us with:

This was a fun sketch but, it took me forever to figure out how to cut the patterned paper so that the sides would meet in the middle. I was using a double-sided sheet of paper from K & Co. Somehow I managed to get that done which was the hardest part of this sketch!
Since Mother's Day is tomorrow I thought I would make one more Mother's Day card. I used Peach Parfait cardstock from Stampin' Up! It's my first time using this shade and I have to admit with the patterned paper from K & Co. this color is really starting to appeal to me. The image is a digi stamp from Sweet n Sassy Stamps called Lilac Cocoa. Now, I know that Lilacs are not orange however, I have learned that it is much easier if you pick out your patterned papers and cardstock before you color the image if you want everything to be pleasing to the eye. This way you can use colors in your image that are in your patterns and there is no clashing. It's much harder the other way around, at least for me it is. Often I am inspired by a patterned paper that I have and really want to use so, this is another reason this method works for me. I used my Cricut Expression and Elegant Edges to cut out the oblong shape that is behind the digi image. After cutting it out I embossed it with a Textured Impressions embossing folder from Sizzix that looks like it has big botanicals in it like the patterned paper I used. Unfortunately I do not know the name of it. In between the 2 patterned paper triangles I adhered Peach Parfait ribbon and added some gemstones on top of that. I stamped a tag with the Mother's Day Wishes sentiment from Verve Stamp Set Love Deepens and inked the edges with Peach Parfait. I added yellow stickles to the centers of the lilacs. To finish it off I added 3 gemstones in the upper left corner of the card. 
I hope you like my take on the sketch and I hope you will come play along with us at The Sweet Stop!

Until next time...

16 comments:

  1. Very cute. love the little mouse face. I never noticed that they were lilacs. I thought the colors looked so beautiful together. I agree, pick papers first!

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  2. Cocoa is adorable! Love all that colour!!! Those papers are beautiful! So glad you are playing along with us this month!!

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  3. Beautiful, bold colors....they're so summery (love that!)!

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  4. This is adorable. Beautiful colors.

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  5. This is beautiful Jennipher! I love the sketch & colors you used....TFS!!!

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  6. Beautiful card, I like the orange and the rhinestones on top of the ribbon...great idea. It's so nice having you join us as a designer at The Sweet Stop!! :)

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  7. Cocoa is so sweet! Love the bright & cheerful colors!

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  8. Your card is very bright and inviting. I like the way you used the botanical pp and that little mouse is so cute peeking out from behind the flower. Great Mom's day card.

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  9. Adorable, I love the combination of colors. Congratulations on being a guest designer. ~ Abby

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  10. I love your orange lilacs! In the stamping world, flowers can be any color your heart desires. This is a super cute card for Mom!

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  11. So very pretty and I LOVE those colors....what fabulous patterned paper too! Thanks for the hint about selecting the paper first..I'll try that.
    Lynn

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  12. Very cute!!! Love the colours you chose :-)

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  13. Your card is so pretty! I love the colors you used.

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  14. This is adorable! I know just what you mean about getting the paper to meet right!! I had trouble too!!

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  15. This is so beautiful!! I love the DPs and your coloring!

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