Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sweet Sunday Birds

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC43. You'll find the sketch on Karen's blog, The Sweetest Thing.
I'm not really one for panels that are askew, but as soon as I saw this sketch I knew I had the perfect Stamping Bella image for the main panel. I rifled through my bag of Bella images that aren't even in Bindahs yet (because I'm an Addictabella and I have too many stamps to fit in my five very full Bindahs...sigh. Oh well, I'll just order another Bindah!) and I pulled out Merry Christmas Branch with Birdies.
I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Bella's Bestest Paper and coloured it with copics. To get the look of bark on the branch I simply drew in lines with the two darker browns and then just left it...no blending. The image is cut out with long rectangle Nestabilities and layered onto chocolate chip. I added some Waterfall Stickles to the dots and gave the sentiment boxes a shiny coating with my clear Glaze pen.

The patterned paper is SU Ski Slope. It's funny, I didn't even realize I was using the same colour scheme as Friday's card until I was writing up this post! Guess I really like these colours together!!!
My MS Drippy Goo border punch arrived this week in my Bella order (of course I wasn't on the ball enough to order it before Halloween) so I put it to work as icicles. I know...icicles are pointy at the bottom, but don't these look just as good? I debated coating them with Waterfall Stickles but I decided to just add a zig zag stitch instead. I ran the blue patterned background paper through my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder then lightly sanded the dots to reveal the white core of the paper for a subtle snow effect. Two poppy Glitter Dots finish the card nicely. This Merry Christmas Branch with Birdies is fabulous for mass production because it's an image and a sentiment all in one! Easy Peasy!!!
Let's go see what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers came up with for this sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

21 comments:

Karen Giron said...

How adorable are these little birdies??? I love this image and the new goo is great :) Loving the embossed patterned paper, it's gorgeous!

Meahni said...

Oh you did such a cutie here Karen. I love it!

Amy Sheffer said...

So cute, Karen! Love that image and your awesome coloring!

Gardenia said...

Gorgeous card love the colours

Leslie said...

Love the bright colours and the way you did your branch. Best news is - I own this stamp so thanks for the great idea!! LOL :)

Lynn said...

Wonderful card for the sketch!!! This SB birdy image is so cute and I love all the fun details you added!

Vicki said...

Awesome card Karen!! Love the colors and that adorable image!!!!

Leanne said...

Karen, this is adorable. Just love everything about it.. the colours, stitching and using the drippy goo punch for melting icicles is genious! kudos!!

Sparkle said...

Such a cute card!

Hayley G said...

I love the bright colours. Really cheerful and not at all over the top. Great card!

Craftin' in the Rain said...

how adorable! love it!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is adorable! What a fun image! Terrific mix of colors! :D

Danni said...

This is just so cute and fun!

Nancy Riley said...

ADORABLE, Karen! I love the stitching, and that striped designer paper is one of my favs ... so festive!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SUPER cute Saucy! LOVE this image (your coloring goes without saying so I am going to stop saying how much I love it) (after today that is), and I LOVE how you used the goo punch for icicles! You are SMART girlie!!

texasjodylynn said...

Beautiful card! Love it. :)

Joanne B. said...

This is SO cute and SO SO you! I just bought this stamp from Bella, should have known you already owned it! LOL! And yes, I need some more bindah's too!

Samara Navi said...

ahhhhhh! so original, non traditional and adorable!!!

Sheryl Busse said...

What a cute card. I love it.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Sweeeeeeet card! LOVE the colors and I'm totally JEALOUS of the sewing!

Terri Milstead said...

I love the color combination. I have this same stamp and could not figure out how to color it up. Thanks for the inspiration.