Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Papertake Weekly - sketch week

Have you heard???? Next week is Papertake Weekly's BIRTHDAY!!!! And we are celebrating BIG TIME with TONS of fun gifts to be given away from some AWESOME sponsors!!! So please be sure and join us in the big Birthday celebration next Tuesday, Oct 4th!!!!! Hope to see you there!!!

I can't believe how fast this year is flying by! It's already the last Tuesday in the month, which means it's sketch week over at Papertake Weekly! I don't know if you've worked with Dawny's sketches, but I LOVE them! It takes so much guesswork out of creating a card. Since it's the last Tuesday of the month, our fabulous sponsor is Simon Says Stamp!


And this is what I came up with...


For my card, I used an adorable vintage image from Peggy Loves Vintage! I love these precious images as they take me right back to my younger days (OMG - I sound like my grandmother!!!!). These images make creating wonderful hand made cards soooo easy!!  This particular image is available for FREE right now over on Peggy's blog, so remember to pop over there and grab it! Please be sure to leave her some love! She really likes to give away free images, so while you're there,  sign up to follow her so you don't miss a single image!   I stuck really true to the sketch this week. The DP is from American Crafts matted by Bazzill cardstock. I used a Martha Stewart border punch for the scalloped element of the sketch.


Don't you love those leaves??!! I took inspiration from my friend DeeDee for those (and for reminding me about my Kim Hughes stamp set which goes perfectly with the two full bellies on this image!!) Thanks DeeDee! ! I cut them with the Cricut Expression, Gypsy, and Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge, all of which I got from Hallmark Scrapbook. It doesn't have a shadow feature, so I cut out the leaves usuing a page from an old book and then just cut out around them myself to create the shadow. I used some distress ink around the edges to define the leaf and finished them off with a little bow made from twine. That delicious ribbon was a gift from my friend Regina. Thanks sis!!!  And of course I machine stitched the individual layers of the card.


So that's it for me today. Please be sure to pop over to visit all my DT sisters at Papertake Weekly to see the wonderful works of art and heart they've created for your pleasure today! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon!! Hugs!

19 comments :

Sheri said...

They are adorable! Love your colors and your layout. Another great job!

Teri Berrios said...

Oh Ladybug....what a GREAT card!!! That image is adorable and the sentiment is perfect!! Love the papers you chose and the stitching around the page is perfect!! Hugs, T

Ellen said...

Great card! Like the papers, the image and the leaves. Lovely!

groetjes, Ellen

Shazza said...

gorgeous card, love the leaves x

Creations by Shirl said...

Amazing Sharon!
What can I say - Girlfriend rocks out again!!!!!!!!!Darn darn pretty, those leaves are too awesome... The whole card is so damn perfect.... I wish I was your neighbor I would be over 24/7 crafting with you (he,he)

Joey said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sharon, love those leaves with the text paper in them. Joey x

Regina Easter said...

oh my goodness the layering you do on your cards is just amazing sharon...oh my...I am so thankful to have many of your treasures...this one is simply adorable...hugs

Janie Printz said...

I am so impressed at the colors on this great little image & can't believe it's a freebie on top of that !!! I went over to Peggy's blog & snatched it right up & left her a little love. Sharon you can just turn anything into such a beautiful piece of art. Those leaves are wonderful as is your stitching & those gorgeous papers.
Hugs, Janie

Cami said...

Sharon, this fall card is just adorable. I love this cute image that you have colored so beautifully. Your work is always so full of details, and I love the stitching you do. The leaves are a lovely touch, and that ribbon is yummy! It's always a pleasure to see your creations. Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Cami

Danni said...

Oh what a simply adorable autumn card!! That image is just so darling!! Fabulous job!

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous card Sharon! Love it!!

DeeDee said...

Oh I love it! So pretty for Fall. All your details make me look and look and look! Heehee! Aren't Peggy's images the sweetest? EXCELLENT job girlie! I'm glad I could inspire you, because you inspire me every time I visit you! HUGS!

Christina C. said...

OMG, Sharon, is this cute!!!!! Love the wonderful paper and spectacular details. Love those adorable vintage images!!!!!! This is the perfect fall card.It's always such a pleasure to come by and view your works of art!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [28 Sep 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Lisa aka Myran said...

I absolutely love this adorable card Sharon! The cute image, the funny sentiment and the embellishments, perfect!
Lisa x

Riet said...

So gorgeous card,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sandy said...

I love it, I love it, I love it! I have already grabbed the image and now I have to go over and tell Peggy thank you. Know she is tickled to have her son home. Thanks Sharon! Oh, and before I forget - neat card!!
Sandy

*Vicki* said...

Oh wowzer!! I adore these cute little kids!! Looks so Vintage with your design too!! Thanks for sharing!! HUGS

scrappinpeg said...

LOVE YOUR COLORS YOU CHOSE. AWESOME JOB~