Sunday, March 13, 2011

SSSC108 - Just Saying Hello

Good morning I hope you're doing well!  Are you ready for this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (SSSC108)?  You're going to love this week's sketch, Karen must know how much I like circles!

For my card I used a Hero Arts mini stamp set that I purchased a long time ago and have never used (I really need to stop doing that).  I also used a Hero Arts All Occasions word set for my sentiment (that I have used) and paired the two sets with My Mind's Eye-Stella Rose designer paper.  This was a fun card to create!  I stamped the tree trunk and bird in Early Espresso ink and paper pieced the little bird, I also popped up his wing.  Then I colored the leaves and flowers using Copic markers and added gems to the centers of three flowers, then added that to my cut circles.  I did a bit of stitching around the outer edge of my wood grain designer paper and through the circle along near the scallop edge.  I added my sentiment flag then the layered die cut flowers along with two leaves and a button with bakers twine.  In the lower right corner I added three of the small gem flowers that came with this stamp set.

Maybe it's me but it seems that birds are really "in" lately because I see them everywhere (including at my own house) and since I love birds I'm going to take this next week and use some of the many bird stamp sets I have and create with them.  So I hope you like birds too!

Supplies: Bird with Branch, All Occasions Word Set - Hero Arts, My Mind's Eye-Stella Rose DP, Copics, Gems, Scallop border punch, Stitching, Nesties, Flower Die-MFT, Button, Bakers Twine.  Colors: Early Espresso, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke.

To play along create a card using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch, then go to Karen’s blog The Sweetest Thing and link your card so we can all see your creation! 

Be sure to visit each of the Sweet Sunday Stampers below for more samples using this week’s sketch!

Karen Motz: Paper Playhouse
Sarah-Jane Kale': Janeybell
Vicki Burdick: It's a Stamp Thing
Karen Giron: The Sweetest Thing

I wanted to thank everyone who left comments on my post the other day about my son, your thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated.

14 comments:

Created by You said...

What a lovely and fun card Lynn.. when I saw this in my reader this morning, just had to stop by and tell you!
Hugs,
Sharon F.

Vicki S. said...

OMGosh, Lynn, this card is fabulous!!!! So many wonderful details and I love them all! The stitching really stood out to me... it is a perfect touch. And that Stella Rose paper is to die for... I purchased 3 packs of it to bring to the Mingle. Can't wait!

Karen Motz said...

This is so crazy cute!! I can't stand it!!! LOVE that image and the colours you chose for it, and the beautiful flower embellie and the fun sentiment flag!!! This is perfection!!!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Lynn, this is beautiful! I love bird images too! Your paper choices are wonderful too! Hoping that all is going well with your son....thinking of you all!

Karen Giron said...

Oh how gorgeous! The branch and bird go so perfectly with that paper and I love the flower accent!!

Vicki B. said...

Super cute Lynn!! Love that bird and your great stitching around the base!!!

Beth said...

Nice papers they are great with this image and super stitching! Love that paper flower embellishment too!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

REALLY really great card! This makes me happy! Have a wonderful day. LOVE this one!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

REALLY really great card! This makes me happy! Have a wonderful day. LOVE this one!

Dana White said...

Oh a beautiful spring card! You know I LOVE the paper piecing you did for the bird and all the bling on the flowers

Dani said...

Ack! Super cute! I think I *need* some of that paper! :)

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

lynn!!! Absolutely ADORE this.. EVERYTHING!!!.. The paper, the stitching.. oh OK EVERYTHING!!!

xx SJ

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Lynn. Great colors and images... and I love that sketch. :o)

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your card is awesome, I love it. Fabulous image, sooo cool. Hugs,