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, March 30, 2013

Precious Poppies

Happy Saturday sketch lovin' friends!  It's time for a new sketch at The Sweet Stop!  It's hard to believe it's Easter weekend already...maybe because it seems so early for Easter...or maybe because the weather has been anything but spring like, but no matter the reason, it's good to know that we can celebrate our risen Savior this Sunday!  In fact, we can celebrate Easter every day of the year because HE LIVES!

I do not have an Easter card to share with you, but I do have a sneak peek of two gorgeous new stamp sets being released this coming Friday by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

Creative Nugget:  The Poppy Background was stamped all over a Cherry Cobbler panel and attached to True Black card stock and to a Solar Crest card base.  The pretty poppies, one of three images in the Precious Poppies clear stamp set, were stamped on another Solar Crest panel in Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic Markers.  The sentiment, also from the Precious Poppies set, was stamped right over the image.  Flag accents were stitched to the card.  Black pearls and a little Baker's Twine bow were added to finish it off.  This card came together easily and I really like the bold colors...hope you do, too!

It's amazing to me how one sketch can evolve into so many different and varied styles, but you won't want to miss checking them out.  Be sure to visit the very talented Sugar Babies for more wonderful inspiration for this sketch, and be sure to join us this week over at The Sweet Stop!

Sugar Babies

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful and blessed Easter!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Precious Poppies, Poppy Background (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Cherry Cobbler (SU!)
Paper: Solar Crest (Neenah), True Black, Bitty Dot Basics DP (PTI)
Accessories: Sew Mini (Janome), Black Stamp 'n Write Marker, Color Spritzer Tool (SU!), Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Kaiser Pearls, Copic Markers R30, R43, R46, R59, Y17, YG61, YG63, YG67, BG0000


Janice M said...

Cathy this is so pretty! Can't wait to see what the whole set looks like! Have a great Easter! ((Hugs))

Faye said...

Hi Cathy and Happy Easter to you, my friend. You do such an amazing job with flowers, you bring them to life and create such depth. You rock! X

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful coloring of the flowers and like the black framing of them with the triangles!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Cathy. The poppies look lovely. The brown flags looks great with the red.

Marlena Peduzzi said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love red and black color combos and it is perfect for your poppy image!

Robin Parker said...

Cathy, I love the poppies!! Great color combo, one of my favorites.

Carol L said...

Those poppies look so pretty in vivid red, and I love that tiny twine bow with all the stitching! Very nice!