Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #36

Good Morning! Well as promised, the snow started yesterday and it's too early to go look out now to survey the damage. At least we got a mail delivery yesterday. We didn't get one Friday, Saturday or Monday. What ever happened to: "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." Guess they don't do that here!

It's Wednesday and Arlana has another great sketch for us this week and we have a sweet sponsor, too! Elizabeth from Soft Pencil is joining us this week and if you've not seen her images before - they are in two words: very sweet. I was lucky enough to have won a challenge where the prize was $15 worth of her adorable images, so I was very excited to use one for this sketch.



Awesome, right? So much potential!



Here's my card. Can you tell I am dreaming about Spring? I love this image and I was really excited to get to use some other things with it to pull this card together. I colored the image with Copics and then lightly sponged Distress Ink, Broken China around it to create a subtle, cloudy sky in the background. I used a Barely Banana base and then stamped the polka dots using PTI's Polka Dots Basics stamp set. The plaid paper is digi-paper that I got from A Cherry on Top. The flower is a ribbon slide that I have never seen these anywhere but at DRS Designs. The sentiment is computer generated.

Be sure to go over to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog to get the details on how to play and see what Arlana and the rest of the uber-talented team did. Thanks for stopping by!


14 Encouraging Thoughts:

mulberry station said...

I love your little flower card and how you used a flower and ribbon for the embellishment. It is just so cute!!!

Stacy said...

Oh Melissa! That ribbon slide is awesome! I love your papers and how you colored your image! Really sweet card! I am dreaming of spring too :(
Hope you see a little sun and get some mail today!
Stacy

Katie Skiff said...

Super cute Melissa!! I love it! It's been great working with you on SSW, and I hope to play again in your sketches on Tuesday!!

Terry Oulboub said...

Ooohhh Melissa, you are clever! I thought that paper was designed that way and here you stamped it! Very nice! I love the sky effect you gave with the cute bee and the flower - it's great! That extra touch with the flower and knot on the outside is very smart! You really know how to make your cards stand out! ;D

Lisa T said...

Very sweet! Love that image.

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Rose said...

Your card is so sweet and refreshing Melissa! Yes, spring is coming! Super pretty card!

Donna said...

Lovely card Melissa, you have stamped the polka dots so well they look like a design paper! Fab colouring too :) Donna x

sweetbloominscraps said...

I'm dreaming of Spring too! It was 33 here today but I still went for my walk. Just looking for a more moderate day where the sun shines! Your card is adorable. I love the dots and plaid with your sweet image! Great Job!

Jeannie said...

It's very obvious that you are truly thinking about spring from this card! Great job, and just all around adorable!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Arlana said...

Melissa, you card is just so sweet. Love the flower with the bee. The papers are so perfect and the ribbon side is just so cute!!!!

fabricbutterfly said...

OK that is my favorite image, so cute, I love the colouring you did, great job!!!!!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Mel, your card is adorable!! I love the polka dot background behind the image!! Fabulous job with this weeks challenge!!

KymKreates said...

this card make me yearn for spring time. I like how you used the flower again on the ribbon. Very clever!

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