Friday, May 1, 2009

Across the Miles - May sketch challenge for Magnolia-licious

Just click on the picture of the sketch to see it better. Sorry - it's just my inexperience!

It's the first of May, and that means it's time for a new card sketch from Magnolia-licious! And this month, it was actually MY turn to draw the sketch! YIKES! I've never drawn a sketch before! I wasn't even sure where to begin. Needless to say I felt just a "smidge" intimidated. LOL! I hope you like it, and that you grab your paper and glue along with your Magnolia stamps, and play along with us. If you do, be sure and email a pic of your card to Diana at ladydian@shaw.ca so she can upload it into the May sketch card gallery!


I made this card for our 5 year old grandson, JJ. He and our daughter just moved away from us to Kentucky this past September, and we miss them both very much. As I'm sure any Grandparent would understand. I just could NOT resist using this adorable Shabby Chic Edwin! I also used the stone wall, and the sign post from the Easter collection. I got all of these stamps at Magnolia-licious.

I masked off the stone wall to stamp the sign post, and then masked off both of them to air brush the sky. (I'm so proud of myself for using my airbrush system!! LOL!). Edwin is stamped, colored, cut out, and then placed on foam tape for dimension. Have I ever told you how much I love dimension on my cards?? *smile* I colored everything with my Copic markers. (the colors are shown below)

The DP is by Basic Grey and I MUST, yes MUST go get me more of it. I LOVE it!!! It's sooo bright, colorful, and cheery. The corner arrows were cut out with my Cricut Expression machine and popped up on foam tape as well. I tipped the edges with just a smidge of white acrylic paint for visual interest, and then popped on a few Kaiser pearls for fun.


Oh, forgot to tell you that the arrows were cut from my Graphically Speaking cartridge. That one has a BUNCH of arrows on it. Too cool! For the center strip, I wanted a touch of blue, but it was way too blah looking, so I added some edging by using my Martha Stewart border punch. Ahhh...that was better!

Popped on a button with a little bit of yellow embroidery thread, and this card was done! So tell me....how did I do with my own very first sketch challenge? I'd really love it if you'd play along with us! Thanks for dropping by to see me today, and I sure hope to see you again soon! Have a wonderful Friday evening! HUGS!! Don't forget - you can click on any of my photo's for a very up close look at my work. Just don't complain about all the little mistakes you see when you look that close! LOL! HUGS!


28 comments :

Stephanie said...

Oh, Sharon, he is so adorable!! I just love the bright colors and everything that you did all through to completion. I'm sure your grandson will just love this card and what a special thing to send just because ..... that makes it much more special

Pam S. said...

oh Sharon!!!!!! This is so adorable, cute, pure boy, I LOVE IT! You are so creative!
I love seeing Edwin for a change!
thanks for sharing...he's perfect!

Pam Going Postal

Regina Easter said...

geezzzzzzzzzzzzz, so now you are a sketch artist...wow is there anything you can't do...this is adorable...hugs

Danni said...

Wowzers!! Simply fantastic card! Love it!

Jacque said...

Absolutely magnificent...the colors are sooooooooo cheerful (even though you aren't about their moving), your coloring is wonderful and that sketch is soooo exciting...I can't wait to try it myself!!! So many fun and clever ways to use it also...Thanks and hugs!!! Jacque

Suzy said...

I just love your sketch and the card you made with it is so sweet and adorable - just perfect for the design! The coloring is magnificent as always too :D

Jodi said...

He is so cute!! Love that you did all that masking on the card. Those are very pretty colored papers too! =)

Suzan L said...

I can't wait to use the Sketch that you designed. Your card is so cute!! I love the arrow accents!

Cami said...

Hi Sharon! Love your Edwin card and all the wonderful colors to make it so cheerful, bright, and fun! I can imagine how much you miss your grandson and daughter. Have a great weekend! Hugs, Cami

Enfys said...

Gorgeous sketch Sharon, and I love your Edwin card,
hugs
En xx

Claudia said...

Wow, that card really pops!!! I havent done any Edwin cards. I just may have to give one a try!!
Love it!!

Candy said...

Hi Sharon,

WOW this card really is bright and cheery! Very different and I love it....all the colours are wonderful. Your grandson will love it.

Great Sketch too!

I know how you feel being far away from him and your daughter. My grandchildren are far from me too
:o(

Hugs, Candy

Julie said...

Sharon: I adore this card. The colors are fabulous. I love how the arrows draw your attention back to the main focal point on the card.

Norma said...

Sharon, WOW, I'm blown away by your card. It is stunning. And the bright colours. I'm sure your grandson will luuvvv it too. Your colouring is fantastic. I can't wait to try your sketch.
Hugsxx
Norma
ps. Airbrush!?!? Man, is that something else I'm suppose to learn to use?!

Willy's creations said...

So cute!

Hugs,Willy

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

What an awesome little scene Sharon and just love the images and your colouring, those birdies are so cute on their sign post, love your bright design, Big Hugs, Nikki x

DeeDee said...

Uuummm...HELLO! I love your sketch! It's perfect...what are you so nervous about! Guess what? I'm gonna play along! This little Edwin card is so danged adorable and your coloring is ROCKIN'! WOW! JJ will lurve it! I sure do! ♥Loves ya girlie! HUGS!

Terrie B x said...

Your card is just `gorgeous` Sharon....
Have a great
Bank Holiday weekend;)♥

Christina C. said...

Such a cute card, Sharon!! The arrows are very clever. It's nice to see an Edwin card. Hugs, Christina

MarieL said...

Totally cute card, Sharon. I love the bright colors and your coloring is magnificent. Another awesome scene. I bet your grandson will love it.

chelemom said...

This is super cute!!!

Deb said...

fabulous card Sharon, so love the sweet scene you created!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Debx

Laurel said...

He is so adorable! I love your coloring and how you created the scene! Hugs

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Oh wow - he is adorable! I'm waiting for the Stone Wall to be back in-stock!

AUsome mom said...

Sharon, this card is fantastic! These colors? It just makes me smile all over my face!! :)

Claudia Rosa said...

oh wow.. sharon;
what a great card. i love the combination of the stamps from the different lines
have a great weekend

marsha said...

Sharon,
Such a cute, cute card! Your Edwin is colored so beautifully and I love all the other stamps you added plus all the bright colors!

Hugs,
Marsha

TERIBERI said...

What can I say COPIC/MAG QUEEN???? This is stunning. Your coloring is spectacular - it's no wonder they chose you as a designer - YOU'RE AWESOME!!!!!
hugs, T