Saturday, May 23, 2009

Sweet Stop Sketch card - Linen Birds

I created this card using the sketch over on the Sweet Stop blog today. It's a nice easy sketch, so I managed to finish this card in between making 6 loaves of zucchini bread this afternoon. Pshew!

I stamped the birds and flowers image from Sweet N Sassy's "His Eye is on the Sparrow" set, and then colored it in with Copic markers. When I actually finished the card, I needed to antique this bright image to better coordinate with the aged papers. So I pulled out my sponge and Antique Linen distress ink, and very lightly sponged over the colored image.

When looking for papers to mat the backgrounds with, I came across some wonderful textured papers that I had bought from who knows where in the past year from K & Company. I loved the linen sort of look on this designer paper, so I had to dig out my old retired Stampin Up Linen background stamp. I inked it up with Antique Linen distress ink and stamped it onto the Pink Pirouette cardstock behind the designer paper layer.

When I cut the birds and flowers image down, I had some flowers left over, so I colored those and cut them out and stuck them down on the Pink Pirouette cardstock. The "Thinking of You" sentiment comes from Sweet N Sassy's "Autumn Blessings" stamp set.

Head on over to the Sweet Stop and give this sketch a shot. It's quick and easy and fun! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Stamps: Autumn Blessings, His Eye is on the Sparrow (Sweet N Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Stampin Up Chocolate Chip, Antique Linen distress ink
CS: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, K & Company designer paper
Other: sponge, Copic markers


Kim Marie said...

Hi Holly!!
Happy Spring! This card is beautiful! Hope all is well with you, girl! We finally have some "winter in Texas" temps here and we are so happy! :)
Kim Marie

KelliStamps4U said...

Very pretty! I love this!!

Ceal said...

Simply Beautiful! Thanks for plaing this week at the Sweet Stop

Christi said...

This has to be my favorite SNS set ever! Gorgeous girl!!

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo pretty, Holly....I love that image and your colors and coloring are beautiful!!!! Ya did good, little girl!!!

Softangelkisses said...

How pretty! Thanks for sharing :o)

Luv 2 Cre8 With U said...

I really like this card. Very nice colors.

Kirsten said...

This is really a stunning card, the colors are beautiful and the image is so soft a pretty.

virginia said...

So pretty and springy!