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, September 22, 2012

The Mighty Sea

Hello sketch lovin' friends!  It's time for a new sketch at The Sweet Stop...and, we have an exciting announcement to make!  We're having an Open DT Call!  The Sugar Babies are looking for a new design team member for the November 2012 to January 2013 term. If you would like to be considered, please submit a project using today's sketch and add DT Call after your name when uploading your card using the Linky Tool at The Sweet Stop!  Have fun with the sketch...and good luck!

I found myself reaching for the beautiful clear stamp set called The Sea from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for my sample today!  As vast as the sea is that covers the earth, so is God's love for us!  This serene image of the ocean reminds me of the peace that the Lord brings to our comforting!

Creative Nugget:  I kept my card very clean today with a lot of white space.  I followed the sketch for the Night of Navy and patterned paper layers which were stitched to the Neenah Solar White card base.  The image was stamped onto an Oval Nestie while the die was still in place using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  The image was masked with Post-It notes and sponged with a variety of distress inks to create the clouds and the sunset.  A little bit of Baker's Twine was added around the fishtail banners to finish the card!  That's all...easy peasy!

Check out the other talented Sugar Babies for more fabulous inspiration!

Sugar Babies

                Chrissy Dickinson

We will begin to notify potential new DT members the week of October 1st.  I can't wait to see all of your creative submissions and find out who will be joining the Sugar Baby DT!  

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


Card Recipe
Stamps: The Sea (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Porch (ODBD)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Night of Navy (SU!), Patterned Papers from stash
Accessories: Oval Nesties (Spellbinders), Canvas Impression Plate, Baker's Twine (PTI), Sew Mini (Janome)


Carol L said...

I just love what you've done with this stamp set today! The way you colored the image just blows me away! The water looks incredibly realistic, and I just love how you put this whole thing together!

Annette said...

Certainly doesn't look easy peasy at all! What a beautiful and skilfully put together card.

LeAnne said...

Cathy, this is fabulous! Such a beautiful image and great analogy to God's love!

Shannon White said...

Wowie!! This is Just Gorgeous Miss Cathy! Love how you colored up this Fabulous image! The sun, clouds and waves look Awesome! 8-) Love the Fab texture and Super stitching too! Just Love it! 8-)


Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Cathy. Love that image and the coloring is amazing. The clouds, the sun... just perfect. The papers are so pretty... also love the the twine and stitching.

Cynthia said...

Truly lovely, Cathy! Great take on the sketch, beautiful colors and dp.

Janice M said...

What a beautiful card/scene you have created. Love all the white space, makes a great masculine card.