Sunday, October 9, 2011

SSSC138 - Autumn Birthday Wishes

It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (SSSC138).  Karen has given all of us a fun sketch to create with again this week.  To be honest when I first saw the sketch with it's diagonal stripes I cringed, but once I got going I actual found it gave a really nice quilted background look.  I ended up cutting the strips of my designer paper an 1 1/2" in width from a 6 x 6 paper pad, then I taped them to a sheet of computer paper cut to size, flipped it over and trimmed off the excess (super easy).
 As you can see I flipped the sketch in order to use the PTI Garden Variety stamp set with coordinating die.  I also desperately wanted to do zig-zag stitching on the seams of my stripped background, but as much as I tried, my sewing machine wasn't having any part of it, it kept tearing holes into my designer paper and jamming (not good).

Supplies: Garden Variety + die, Year of Flowers Collection, Tiny Tags - PTI, MME dp, Seam binding, Button, Twine, Tag punch - SU, Copics, Small circle punch, Foam tape.  Colors: Chocolate Chip, Natural, Cajun Craze.
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

Thanks for dropping in and have a great day!

14 comments:

Ally said...

That is a lovely card.

Vicki Stys said...

Wow, I think I am intimidated by those stripes! But I do love the look of the background. Beautiful main image, great coloring and lovely bow!

And I think I will drop by later... : ) See you soon!

Karen Motz said...

Beautiful! These colours are so rich! Love that lush bow too!

Dawn Easton said...

Lynn, this is GORGEOUS! Love those rich fall colours and the image is fabulous! Wow! Beautiful creation!

Kristi said...

Beautiful card! You rocked the diagonal strips. I'm a little scared of that element myself but I'm going to give it a go anyway! Thanks for the inspiration!

Vicki B. said...

WOWZERS Lynn, this is drop dead gorgeous!!!! Love it!!!

Deanna Jean said...

Beautiful fall colors Lynn. I love the paper you used and your ribbon is perfect. Don't you just love seam binding and Copics? Need a color of ribbon you don't have, just make it yourself.

Kelly Schelske said...

This is gorgeous Lynn!!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

THUD. Um, that was me hitting the floor after seeing this amazing creation! GORGEOUS!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous combination of patterned paper! Glad to hear I'm not alone with having my sewing machine jam up on certain papers! It's so frustrating!

Keva said...

This. Is. Awesome! I LOVE the papers you used and the colors are SO rich. There's so much to love about this card. I'll have to play along with this sketch. You've given me real inspiration!

Ellen said...

A gorgeous fall card! Love the sketch and your amazing coloring!

Dana White said...

This is stunning - love your take on the sketch

Donna Phelan said...

BEAUTIFUL card, the colors are fabulous and I love the seed theme! SUPER!