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, May 5, 2012

All Star Cocoa

Can you believe it's May already?  Here it is Saturday again and time for another Sweet Stop Sketch!  I hope you enjoyed playing along with our birthday celebration challenges last month...and congratulations to those of you who won prizes!  A new month brings with it some fabulous new sketches, so let's get started!

Creative Nugget:  For my sample, a brand new clear stamp set just released by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, "All Star Cocoa," was used!  This image is perfect since my DH coached baseball for many years and several of my nephews have also played.  The image was stamped and colored once on the circle die and two more times on another piece of paper.  The two extra images were cut with everything but the tail, and the other with just the hands and the baseball.  These were layered on top of each other with pop dots giving the image a 3-D look. Grass from the "Serene Silhouettes" set was stamped on the circle die and again on an extra piece of paper and cut out. Clouds were sponged in the background with distress ink and a cloud template. The main panel was layered onto some Echo Park patterned paper and messy stitching was added around the border. Everything was attached to a Select White card base.  Buttons threaded with white floss were added to some die cut stars and attached to the card...after all this Cocoa is an "All Star!"

And here's the Christmas version:

Now check out more fabulous samples by some "All Star" stampers....the Sugar Babies!  I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week. Just add your photo using the linky tool over at The Sweet Stop!

Sugar Babies

           Chrissy Dickinson

If you haven't had a chance to check out the new May release yet, head on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Store.  The new sets are FABULOUS! Take a look at this bundle special being offered during the month of May!

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful week!


Card Recipe
Stamps: All Star Cocoa, Serene Silhouettes (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Wild Wasabi (SU!), Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Select White Card Stock (PTI), Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Little Boy DP (Echo Park)
Accessories: Circle Nesties (Spellbinders), Sew Mini (Janome), Star Die Set (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps),  Embroidery Floss, Buttons (PTI), Cloud Template (PrintWorks), Copic Markers E33, E35, E53, R00, R20, C3, C1, C00


Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Cathy! These are Absolutely Fabulous! 8-) Just can't help but smile at your first Card! LOVE your Darling 3-D Cocoa and the lovely little scene you created. I can just picture the baseball landing in a field and Cocoa creeping up to investigate.. So Cute!8-)
Your Christmas version is So beautiful too! Wow you've been so good creating your Christmas cards with each sketch! How many does that make now? 8-)

Hope you have a Super weekend my friend!


Chrissy D said...

Both of these creations are amazing in their own right! I love how CUTE Baseball Cocoa is and your Christmas card is a real beauty! Hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Cathy. Cocoa is so sweet! Love the stars, the papers... the dimensional grass looks awesome. Your Christmas card is so pretty. Love the image cut out.

Vickie ODell said...

Your allstar Cocoa card is just so cute! Your paper choices and the cut grass add a special touch.

Shelby said...

Both of these cards are just wonderful. Love love love how you've done the mouse card...great creation with the grass and the stars and buttons are absolutely perfect.


Janice M said...

Oh Cathy!! I LOVE the little scene you created for Cocoa!! Adorable!! It was such a nice surprise to run into you on Monday, really good seeing you!