And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tom and Tilly

Happy Saturday, friends!  It's time for another sketch from The Sweet Stop and this one is ideal for getting out those background stamps or large image stamps.  Since Valentine's Day is on Tuesday, I thought I would use a "Sweetheart" image to celebrate the occasion, so here are Tom and Tilly!

Creative Nugget:  Aren't they just the sweetest couple?  I've been wanting to color this Mo Manning image for a while now and this sketch provided the perfect opportunity!  Tom and Tilly were colored with copic markers.  You can hardly see it in the photo, but a cloud stencil was used to sponge some Weathered Wood Distress ink in the sky and Vintage Photo was sponged on the bottom.  The image was adhered to the top of a black panel and strips of scrap patterned paper were used to make the stripes on the bottom.  A little heart trim separates the image from the stripes.  All of this was put on some Basic Grey DP, another black panel, and a Pretty in Pink card base.  A bow made with my Bow-Easy and a sentiment were added to finish off this anniversary card.

This card also qualifies for Inspiration Challenge #36 at the CMC Copic Challenge Group over at Scrap Bitz.  
Here are the inspiration photos: 

And here's the Christmas version which I'm also submitting to Mo's Digital Challenge #121: 

I went down the left side with Gems, Lace, and 

Maybe you can use this sketch to make a Valentine's Day card for your honey if you haven't made one yet.  If you do, post it on The Sweet Stop Blog.  We'd love to see what you create with the sketch!  Be sure to check out the other Sugar Babies for some more fabulous inspiration!

Sugar Babies

Thanks so much for stopping by...enjoy your weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Tom and Tilly Digi (Mo Manning), Love is Like a Tree (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo and Weathered Wood Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper:  Pretty in Pink (SU!), True Black (PTI), Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Basic Grey DP
Accessories: Modern Label Punch (SU!), Ribbon (PTI), Kaiser Pearls, Heart Trim, Copic Markers YG01, YG17, YG23, YG25, R32, R35, R37, R39, R81, R83, R85, E00, E11, E13, E25, E33, E53, E59, E99, C00, C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, C9, 0


Kim O'Connell said...

OMG! That is just so sweet! LOOK at your coloring! Love it! Awesome card, Cathy!

Shannon White said...

This is so Heartwarming Miss Cathy! I sure Love the Sweet image and your Coloring is just Fabulous!! 8-) Fantastic heart trim and I love the strips of dp's at the bottom too! Just A Wonderful card Lady! 8-)

Hope you have a Fabulous Weekend! 8-)


Pat said...

Hey Cathy! Not one but TWO cards! Yikes! You've been busy! I love 'em BOTH! Your Tom & Tilly card is the perfect anniversary card! So sweet! And what? You're already making Christmas cards?! I AM impressed!! Gorgeous coloring and design work in both!! So glad you've joined us for this week's BINGO challenge at Mo's!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Shelby Goolsby said...

Cathy this just warms my heart! Your coloring is wonderful and the papers are perfect. The Christmas card is beautifully done too. Gorgeous!!

Jennifer said...

This is amazing! I love your image- Lord willing that'll be me and my hubby one day! Great bow and panels along the bottom!

Janice M said...

What beautiful cards Cathy! Your doing good with keeping up with a Christmas card too every week. Love your coloring.

catherine said...

Two beautiful cards cathy and such great colours
x catherine

Elaine L. said...

Both of your cards are just wonderful! Your coloring is so well done, and your embellishments enhance the images beautifully! So glad you shared them with us in Mo'. Challenge.

Patricia St Martin said...

Both of your cards are wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative. Love seeing your creation.
Hugs, Patricia

Shelby said...

Love both of these images and cards! You're definitely doing justice to the images with your fantastic coloring and design. Beautiful work


Monika/Buzsy said...

Darling cards Cathy! The coloring is fabulous on both images. Love the pretty papers... the heart border on the first and the gorgeous lace on the secong are just awesome!

Unknown said...

Your card is adorable! I love your coloring! It is really pretty.

Thanks for joining us at CMC! Hope to see you back for our next challenge.


Ginger said...

Your coloring is perfection! It looks so real! Great job!