Monday, August 24, 2009

Hope I didn't spoil your birthday...I know I'm acting kinda crazy...

Happy Tuesday, y'all! How was your Monday? My boys had a wonderful first day of school...I'm so thankful! They ate good and then went right to bed...what more could a mom want? *grin*

So, being that it's Tuesday, it's time for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge! Here's our sketch for this week:


Now, it's not only just a normal Tuesday, it's Jackie's BIRTHDAY!!!! So we're all celebrating her today. Here's my card for her (which will be on its way to you today!):


I've had this image of Willow with Flowers colored for a while and thought this was the perfect time to use her! She was stamped in Memento Black onto Bella's Bestest Paper and colored with Copic Markers. I wanted a softer look for the ground underneath her, so I used a brown Prismacolor pencil for that. After I trimmed the image, I sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip ink, then matted the image with Chocolate Chip cardstock. For my base layer, I chose Pink Pirouette (soooo happy that I stocked up on this color!), sponged and distressed, then stitched to a Chocolate Chip mat. I colored this image with my Basic Grey Lemonade paper in mind, so I used that for my strip across, matted with a scalloped piece of Chocolate Chip, with some wide Chocolate grosgrain tied around it. I pierced the back of each scallop, so the piercing would give some texture on the front. After mounting the main image on dimensionals, I stamped the sentiment from Verve's Birthday Surprise set in Versamagic Jumbo Java ink.

Don't forget to check out Mercy's Blog, as well as the rest of the Muses for more inspiration using this sketch:

Pam Speidel
Cindy Haffner
Pam Varnell
Julie Lacey
Crystal Birr
Jackie Pedro - Don't forget to leave her some BIRTHDAY LOVE!
Jessica Diedrich

If you decide to play along, please use the keyword MTSC36 when uploading to a public gallery so we can all see your fabulous creations!

Have a fabulous day!

20 comments:

Pam Speidel said...

It looks like my stamping *star* is at it again! ;) Such a sweet image and a super sketch card Shannan!

Jackie Pedro said...

You guys just ROCK!!! Your card is FABULOUS, Shannan! Your coloring is gorgeous, as always!! Thank you for the wonderful Birthday Suprise!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so so pretty, awesome job.

Angela (jellybean74) said...

Beautiful card! And such amazing coloring!!! Now if only you lived closer so you could give me lessons!

Carolina said...

Stunning card - beautifully colored and such a wonderful use of DP...love the stitching too, such a perfect touch!

Mercy said...

another stunning creation, shannan! your coloring just astounds me, and the color combos your come up with! this image is so precious...i gotta get it!

thanks for another amazing sketch sample this week...i am so proud to have you as a guest muse for this month! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Julie said...

WOW, this is gorgeous, Shannan! Love the colors and your coloring is just perfect! :)

Pam Varnell said...

This is gorgeous Shannon. Jackie is going to love it. Love the cute image and the way you have colored her. Beautiful card!!

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

Yikes Shannan you totally rocked it!! I totally {{heart}} this dp, sponging, coloring, stitching-- just fabulous!!

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful card, the coloring on this is gorgeous!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Your coloring rocks my world, WOW. This is beautiful Shannan! You do such gorgeous work!

Ida P. Krause said...

Super Cute and Sweet!

LindaH said...

wow...just look at all that copic talent oozing from Willow! GORJUS!

Bethany Paull said...

Aaaaw. She's sweet. And the paper really goes well with that. Love how the swirly sentiment keeps it chic.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy HANNAH MONTANA! LOOK at that coloring! Girl...you ROCK and always blow me away!!!

Savor the Journey said...

Oh my goodness, Shannan! I'm so lovin' your coloring on this darling Whiff of Joy image! Wow!

You'll find that I've left a Kreative Blogger's Award for you, over at my blog! Here's to my talented Texas friend, Shannan!

~Bev

Allison said...

So adorable! She is so nicely colored and paired with this Lemonade DP!

Angie Tieman said...

Oooh, what a sweet card! Your coloring is amazing! So glad your boys had a good first day of school! By the way, it is very hard to get on at Midlothian schools, they are very good to work for! And 14 in his classroom, wow! I'm sure he has great teachers! Hugs!

The Wired Angel said...

Beautiful card.. just stunning. And your coloring is amazing. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Hugs, Peggy

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your card is so sweet!

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