Good Saturday morning to you, friends! With Saturday comes yet another fabulous challenge from the Sweet Stop. Every week, I think the sketch can't be topped, but every week I find myself loving the new sketch even more than the last. This week's sketch was certainly no exception. Hop on over to The Sweet Stop Blog to check out some amazing samples by the Design Team, and be sure to play along, and leave a link to your creation so we can see how much fun you're having with this sketch too. I love seeing how many variations there can be to one sketch, and I can't wait to see what you'll do with this one!
Here is my submission for this week's challenge, using the newly released Birthday Buddies set from Sweet -n Sassy Stamps. I think I've mentioned it before on my blog, but it bears repeating that this is one fantastic stamp set! It comes with three adorable little animals, along with some great sentiments and the little extras for the background. I tried to use most of them in order to showcase the versatility of this set! I think it's a must have to add to any stamp collection. I used some of my gorgeous glittery DCWV Garden Party paper stash, becaue it matched my watercolor choices. I seldom "plan" out a card. I usually watercolor the image and then go in search of paper to match my choices. I guess that's kind of a backwards way of doing things, but it seems to work for me, so to quote my dear Great Grandpa..."If it ain't broke, don't fix it". Good old common sense wisdom there for ya! ;-D I finished this card off with some pretty pearl embellishments that were a gift from my Secret Santa, Kadie, and added the fabulous organza/satin ribbon from Stampin' Up!. I LOVE that ribbon, because I think it makes such pretty bows, and it's great to work with.
Paper: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Canson Watercolor Paper, DCWV Garden Party
Ink: Various SU ink for watercoloring, Not Quite Navy, Black Stazon
Stamps: Birthday Buddies (Sweet -n Sassy Stamps)
Accessories: Colored flat back pearls, Scallop Circle Punch, Organza Ribbon, Aquapainter/Blender Pen, Circle Punch
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far. It's a pleasure to have you stop by today, and I look forward to your comments. Please enjoy the rest of your weekend! May God bless and keep you!!
This is beautiful! I love your colors...and love how you accented the image with the white pen!! Great sketch too!
Oh Lauri, this iis beautifully colored! Such a terrific layout, too - so stinkin' cute, tee hee! :)
Lori!! I need lessons from you on highlighting! I could stare at this card for hours and still see something different every time. Your talents are growing with every card and it shows! I'm so happy for you Lori!
great job with today's sketch, very pretty!
Oh, how cute! I just love that stamp set, especially because you can build a scene so easily.
Lauri, this is sooo pretty! Welcome to the SNS DT! I look forward to getting to know you and working with you!
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