Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sweet Sunday Splashing

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC61. You'll find the sketch on Karen Giron's blog The Sweetest Thing.

The weather was soooooooooo gorgeous in New England yesterday...sunny, warm, 75 degrees (that's 24 for my metric friends) and a perfect top down day (on the car of course!). I even had hubby take a picture to document the top down on March 20th!!! I think it was a perfect "gold star on the calendar" kinda day. But all this gorgeous weather has me longing for summer so I reached for my By the Sea set from The Cat's Pajamas.
The little penguin in the floaty toy was calling my name. Could also be because we're in the midst of deciding on a spring vacation and I'm hoping to look like this soon...I mean floating around and snorkelling, not looking like a penguin...doh! Oh my goodness, this chatter is getting out of hand...maybe it's the two glasses of wine I had before typing this up...sorry! LOL!!! Gosh, this may not even be appropriate for Sunday reading.  :)
So, back to the card...I stamped the penguin with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White and coloured it with copics. I added a little sparkle with my Spica glitter pens and coated the goggles with my clear Glaze pen. The image is cut out with circle Nestabilities and layered onto a circle of Prism vibrant pink. I decided to layer with a black scallop to really make the image pop.
The fun patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary line....loooooooooooooooooove it!!!!! I have plenty so you'll be seeing much more of this line...hope you like it too...wink! The two shades of blue are Prism frosted teal and vibrant teal. I added a little texture with my swiss dots Cuttlebug folder then stitched everything together. The polka dot ribbon adds a fun contrast and the pink flower is from Stamp New England...yes, I've been hoarding it for a year! I tucked the little sentiment under the flower...it reads Stay Cool (the S is hidden in the photo).

I hope you'll play along with this week's sketch and link your project on Karen's blog. If you're looking for more inspiration with this week's sketch then hop along to the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers' blogs. We're lucky to have Joanne Basile joining us for March...
Jen Tapler
Joanne Basile
Laura Fredrickson
Lynn Put
Sarah-Jane Kale'
Vicki Burdick
and Karen Giron

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

12 comments:

Karen Giron said...

So stinkin' cute!! Love those embossed dots and of course that little penguin! Let's toast to spring!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Adorable! Love your little penguin and the crochet flower is perfect! Sounds like a fabulous day. We are enjoying weather in the "teens" which is fabulous for Alberta. It truly feels like spring is here!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love the bright colours you've used and that little penguin... absolutely adorable.

xx Sarah

Lynn said...

Oh my gosh this is sooooo stinkin cute! I love this adorable image and the fun colors you used and the little pink flower with the button is perfect on this!

Leslie said...

That's a funny post! Our "spring" ended on Friday and yesterday it was freezing and wet snow-yikes! Your card is just what I needed to wake up to today-thanks :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Karen, this is so, so cute! I just LOVE it!

Vicki said...

This is awesome Karen, I love that penguin!!! So ready for warmer weather !!!

Wendy said...

Hey, I just used that new dp from MME on my card I am about to post...we are so smart! Love it girl!

Donna MacDonald said...

What an adorable stamp! I am sure you will be floating in a warm pool or ocean and thinking back to this card! Awesome card, Karen!

Stacey Schafer said...

so adorable, Karen!

Danni said...

This made me smile! How super fun and cute!!

Joanne B. said...

I love love love this! So bright and cheerful!