Saturday, January 3, 2009

Just a small town girl, livin' in a lonely world...She took the midnight train goin' anywhere...

Happy Saturday, yall! I'm here, bright and shiny (thanks to Blogger in Draft), and early in the morning to show you my Sketch for You to Try card today. Check out Jen's blog, because we are welcoming an amazing guest for the month of January...diva exraordinare Kirsten DuBosque! I have been such a huge fan of Kirsten's, so I can't wait to see what she does with Jen's sketches!

When I saw this week's sketch, I thought, hmmm...that could be tough. But in my usual fashion, I made my own way in the world and made it work. *wink* I didn't stray toooooo far though, did I?
I started by stamping Snow Bunny Flopsey from My Favorite Things in Brilliance Black on Watercolor paper. Then I watercolored him with a mixture of SU Markers, Reinkers, and a waterbrush. To finish off the image, I added some Liquid Applique to the ground, his mittens, and his hat. You know I love my Liquid Applique. *wink* I also sponged all the edges with Close to Cocoa ink to soften them a bit.

Then I moved back to my card base, which uses a sheet of the Basic Grey Sultry line. I stitched that to the Chocolate Chip mat, and then matted it to my 5.25" Square white card base. The side panels were created using Pink Pirouette cardstock, punched along one side with the SU Scalloped Edge punch, then run through the Cuttlebug with the Snowflakes embossing folder. Once that was all done, I sponged all the edges again, and lightly ran the sponge over the raised parts of the snowflakes. I lined up my Chocolate Chip mat scallops to fit with the pink ones, and then added some metallic brown brads on each scallop.

I ran a strip of Pale pink satin ribbon from my stash under the first strip, under the main image, and then tied a little knot over the top of the second strip. Then Bunny was popped up on some dimensionals to stand out. He's the star of the show, you know!

To finish it all off, I added some Primas (one painted with Spiced Cider Shimmerz), and finally a Basic Grey button on top. Whew! There's a lot of stuff on this baby and can I tell you...it's HEAVY! *grin* I hope you like it though.

Make sure you check Jen's Blog for her sample as well as Kirsten's, then hop over to visit Amy R, Amy S, Carole, and Susan for more eye candy. If you get a chance to play with us this week, we'd love it! Don't forget to use the keyword SFYTT, so we can all check out your awesome creations.

There's tons going on this week...MFTeasers and Verve Previews start on Monday!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait!

17 comments:

Karrie Baker said...

Adorable card Shannan!

LindaH said...

Great job with the sketch, and the watercolouring is perfect!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Fabulous job, early birdie!!! :) Love all the inky sponged edges and brown & pink!

Maria Gurnsey said...

I LOVE it!! Those brads really make the scalloped edges stand out!!!

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

so cute!

Kirsten said...

I love your card! I like the scallop edges and your cutie Flopsey! xox

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Shannan! Love Flopsey!

Monique said...

This is truly beautiful! Love the colours, layout and your colouring is fabulous!

xx Monique

Stamp and Smile said...

Just a ROCKIN' Cute card Shannan!! I have my fuzzy bunny slippers on as we are having a winter storm now.... your snow bunny is sooo cute! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

THis is TOTALLY adorable Shannan!!

leenda said...

Love it, love it, love it...and I like it too!

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh my gosh, this freakin' ROCKS Shannan!! I love every square centimenter of it! Totally delicious :)

Joanne B. said...

So sweet Shannan! I love it!

craft mad Jenny said...

gorgeous card, and now I have that song stuck in my head - it's a great one, but can't for the life of me remember what its called!

Becky in East Tennessee said...

This totally rocks!!! Your attention to detail is amazing!!! SOOOO INSPIRING!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Soo soo stinkin' CUTE!! :) TFS!

Stacey said...

Totally cute! Love your layout and the way your've used your gorgeous papers ~x~

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