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, April 7, 2012

Sweet Stop Birthday!

Happy Saturday, friends!  Can you believe The Sweet Stop is celebrating three years of sketches!  We will be celebrating in a big way for the whole month of April!  Each week the DT will be revisiting some of their favorite sketches from the past.  To participate, you will choose the sketch you would like to play along with...AND...of course there will be PRIZES each week!  Get ready for some fabulous eye candy as you visit the blogs of each of the Sugar Babies...then choose one and play along!

Creative Nugget:  I decided to use one of the brand new sets just released Thursday at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, "Owl Be There"  What an adorable owl and seven owlish sentiments to use all through the year!  I made a monochromatic birthday card to also qualify for two of the release party challenges over at Splitcoaststampers...Taylor's birthday card challenge found HERE, and Giovana's monochromatic challenge found HERE!  You have until Monday evening to play along with these challenges as well and of course more PRIZES are up for grabs!  This sweet owl was colored with copics and his belly was paper pieced.  Glossy Accents was added to his eyes to give them some life and a little heart was added to the belly.  Some light sponging with distress inks were used to frame him a bit while the panel was still in the die.  The layers were made from some BasicGrey patterned paper and mounted on Early Espresso card stock. The Vintage Cream panel in the background was made by inking up the Tim Holtz embossing folder with Burlap Distress Ink before putting it through the Big Shot.  Everything was layered onto Early Espresso and a Vintage Cream card base.  A button and some button twine were added to give him a perch on which to sit and the scalloped heart border added to the horizontal panel finished off the card!

(The Christmas Version)

The sketch from the past I chose to use was SSS81, but when you play along, please use the keyword SSS153 on your sample when you upload it using the Linky tool at The Sweet Stop!  Be sure to let us know which sketch from the past you decided to use!

Sugar Babies

           Chrissy Dickinson 

I can't wait to see which sketch you choose to play with!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a FABULOUS EASTER!!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Owl Be There (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Burlap and Broken China Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI), Early Espresso (SU!), Basics Kraft Paper Pad (BasicGrey)
Accessories: Rectangle Nestie (Spellbinders), Circle Punches (SU!), Tim Holtz Wood Grain Embossing Folder (Sizzix),Hears and Stars Scallop Dies (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Button and Button Twine (PTI), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Copic Markers E40, E41, E43, E44, E47, E49, Y17, YR24


Shannon White said...

Oh this is Just Adorable Miss Cathy! Love your Sweet Owl and the Fab monochromatic colors! Love how you inked and embossed the BG and the fun button an d twine accent too! Just darling! Can't wait to see your Christmas Version! 8-)

Hoep you Have a Wonderful weekend and Happy Easter too!


Monika/Buzsy said...

Darling cards Cathy! I love that owl and the colors are perfect. Love the tiny red heart! Your Christmas card is gorgeous! I have that image, but haven't used it a lot. Great coloring and papers. Love the tag and the pearls! Happy Easter!

Marie said...

Fantastic cards. Love that you showed two versions of the same sketch. How versital you are. Happy Easter.

Janice M said...

Awesome cards Cathy! Love the way the twine on the owl card kinda looks like a branch the owl is sitting on. Your Christmas card is just beautiful!! Have fun at the Allentown show this weekend! I've never been to that one.

Chrissy D said...

Sorry for being so behind - both of these cards are GREAT! Love the top one! Hope you had a blessed Easter!