Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sweet Sunday Animals

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC54. You'll find the sketch on Karen Giron's blog The Sweetest Thing.

For today's card I figured I'd use the sketch for my Christmas-card-of-the-week. Seems like if I don't get it done on Sundays it gets pushed back and sometimes I forget about it.

I reached for my Cool Yule set from MFT. I used the penguin from this set last year but the bear and bird were still uninked so they took the starring role in my card today. I stamped the images onto Choice Snow White and coloured them with copics. The bird is popped for dimension and I added some white Liquid Applique to his hat.

I realized as I was deciding on my patterned papers that I should have stamped the image on Buttercream instead of white to coordinate with the October Afternoon Good Cheer paper. Instead of starting over I coloured in the background with my E41 copic. That's when my happy accident occured...the bear was left completely white and really popped against the background...sweet! I'd love to say I planned that but I didn't, and I couldn't be more pleased with my happy accident. I coated the bear with Sugar Sparkly Fluff (that I picked up from the Our Craft Lounge booth at CHA) to give him a furry look.

I used Buttercream for the card base (which is 5.25 inches square) and sentiment banner. The baja blue layer is stitched to Prism Blush Red Dark and the scalloped edge is old olive. I layered an olive circle with a ghost snowflake, a punched snowflake and a corduroy brad. I love the look of all the layers together to create the wintery accent.


I hope you'll play along with this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch and link your creation using the Mr. Linky tool on Karen's Blog. If you're looking for a little more inspiration just pop over to see what the other Sweet Sunday Stampers have created.
Jen Tapler
Laura Fredrickson
Lynn Put
Nancy Riley
Sarah-Jane Kale
Vicki Burdick
and Karen Giron

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

17 comments:

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Unbelievable CUTE!!! Love the POlar Bear and the Bird.. GORGEOUS. Oh and you are VERY clever colouring the cardstock to be a different shade.. BRILLIANT.

xx Sarah

Leslie said...

CUTE! Remember "there are NO mistakes in rubber stamping"! :)

Lynn said...

Totally adorable!!! Love all of it the sugar sparkly fluff on the polar bear, the layered snowflakes with the corduroy button, the stitching...all of it!

Lindsay Kranitz said...

awww i like the little bird on the polar bear!

Dawn Easton said...

Totally cute, Karen! Love the sparkle and the applique on the hat! CUTE girl!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is SSSSSSSSSSSSSSO cute, Saucy!!! LOVE the sparkly fluff on the polar bear and your "happy accident"!! Miss you!

Vicki said...

Sooooo Adorable Karen!

Stacey Schafer said...

adorable is right! super cute card:)

Janet said...

super cute, i love the colours!
hugs

Jen Tapler said...

ADORABLE!!! Your perfect stitching always makes me super jealous and I love these fun happy colors!

Dana White said...

Love the polar bear fluff; I'm going to have to track some of that down!

chris said...

This is so delightful I love it.
love chris xx

Alex said...

Super cute and fun, I love the colors and the image is adorable - great take on the sketch! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kim said...

SWEET!!!!

Lea L. said...

Oh my goodness! This is just too adorable! I love it! Great job with the sweet Sunday sketch!

♥Lea

Julie said...

Congratulations Karen! You were one of MFT's Favorite Finds this week. Your card is being featured on the MFT Blog today!

Melody said...

So cute! Love the sparkle!