Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sweet Sunday Presents

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC69. You'll find the sketch on Karen Giron's blog, The Sweetest Thing.

I'm not quite sure why I keep using the Sweet Sunday Sketches for my Christmas-card-a-week cards, but that seems to be the pattern I've fallen into so why should this week be any different? :)

I dug out this darling Pure Innocence Presents for You set from My Favorite Things for today's sketch. Have a told you how much I LOVE working with circles??? They're my favourite shape, by far, and I love love LOVE the three strips on this sketch too...sooooo many possibilities!! I keept it quite literal though for this card.

I stamped the PI girl onto Choice Buttercream a couple of times because I knew I'd be paper piecing her, and I stamped her onto patterned paper twice as well. Her coat and hat are paper pieced and you might notice that the pattern on her sleeve doesn't match up with the pattern on her coat and that's because I pieced her sleeve as another layer. I like to do that to help keep the proper perspective. The rest of her is coloured with copics and I added some Tiny Twinkles for her buttons. The fuzz on her hat is white liquid applique that I sprinkled with glitter before heating...it's super cute in real life! Instead placing her on a neutral background I used the fun pink snowflake paper from October Afternoon's Good Cheer 8x8 pad (and the paper strips are from that same collection). I ran the blue layer through my snowflakes Cuttlebug folder before attaching everything. I dug through my SU embellishments and found three sizes of red rhinestone brads...perfect!!!

I hope you'll play along with this week's sketch and link your project on Karen's blog. Now let's go see what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers have come up with for this sketch.
Jen Tapler
Joanne Basile
Laura Fredrickson
Lynn Put
Nancy Riley
Sarah-Jane Kale'
Vicki Burdick
and Karen Giron

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

17 comments:

Meahni said...

Hey I'm first! Such a sweet card Karen, I love the colour combo, and she looks good paper pieced. I MUST try it myself, one day!

Joanne B. said...

This is so very adorable! She's just PERFECT for this layout!

Connie Collins said...

I love your take on this sketch. This card is just adorable! TFS

Jackie Pedro said...

Oh my word.....she is too cute, Karen! LOVE the non-traditional colors for Christmas cards! You're so good about making Christmas cards....it's the LAST THING I want to think about right now!

Jami said...

AAAACCCCKKKKKKK! This is soooooooooo CUTE!!!!!!

Julie said...

Sweet cute card love it

Kathy Martin said...

Love everything about this...the snowflake embossing, the papers, the image, your paper piecing and Copic work! So festive and pretty! :)

Vicki said...

OMG Karen, you MUST put this in an envelope and mail it to me RIGHT this second, I MUST have it......it is adorable......I LOVE everything about it!!!

I just ordered me some of the PI, now if I can just learn to use the copics, like you!!! Can I come learn from you? Pretty Please?

Joan said...

Awesome card Karen - your strips of paper look like wonderful packages themselves. Love the embossed background too.

Karen Giron said...

Oooh, Vicki and I might be fighting over this little cutie!! LOVE those PI girls! LOVE this card!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very charming and oh so sweet!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just too cute!!

Amy Sheffer said...

OH. MY!! This is adorable!

Leslie said...

Aaaagh, how could I not have commented yet?!! But then you already know, I LOVE it! ;)

Jen Tapler said...

Well, I don't really care WHY you're doing it, but I LOVE seeing you Christmas cards each week! And I know when November rolls around and I'm scrambling to get cards made at the last minute as usual - I know right where to turn for a TON of ideas!! ;-) This card is perfect, as usual!

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

Oh my I've loved all the cards I've seen for this challenge so far! Love it!

Wendy said...

I can't even get mad at you about the Xmas card cause it is tooo cute!