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, July 6, 2013

Mix It Up With a Sketch

Good morning friends!  I just love leisurely mornings like this...there's no where I have to be until later, so Kody and I will enjoy a nice walk before it gets too hot.  But for now, it's time for this week's sketch at The Sweet Stop.  For my sample today, I've decided to mix it up...yesterday the Mixability Challenge on Splitcoaststampers was to use three or more different surfaces on your card or project, so with that in mind and SSS218 this card evolved!

Creative Nugget:  I'm not sure who made this pretty DP as it was in a pack of papers given to me by a very good friend...(thanks, Korin...wink*). but the different panels were matted in Smokey Shadow card stock and mounted to a Soft Stone card base following the sketch.  The Majestic Monarchs, from a new set being released next Friday by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, were stamped directly on the DP and colored with Copics.  One butterfly was stamped, embossed, fussy cut, and attached to the largest of the butterflies on the panel.  During the process of making this card I was playing around with mixed media paper, distress stains, and stencils.  Although I did not use this paper on my card as intended, a small piece was salvaged to create the sentiment tab, stamped with a thank you from the Many Thanks stamp set.  The Kindness Flower Dies were used to cut nine flowers from tissue paper.  These were stamped with the matching flowers from the Kindness stamp set.  They were layered and held together with a brad.  The petals were separated and ruffled and a little pearl attached to hide the brad.  Some stitching and a few flourishes finish the card.  My five surfaces were card stock, DP, vellum, watercolor paper, and tissue paper!  Hope you like it as it was a fun card to put together.

Be sure to check out all the pretties created by the other talented Sugar Babies.  I hope you'll be able to find some time to stamp with us over at The Sweet Stop this week!

Sugar Babies

Ann Tuck
Ceal Pritchett
Cynthia Olheiser
Debbie Owens
Jamie Moore
Marlena Peduzzi
Melissa Schultz
Monika Davis
Robin Parker
                                              Stephanie Serrano

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Majestic Monarchs, Kindness, Many Thanks (SNSS)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Pumice Stone Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow (PTI), Vellum (SU!), Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore), DP, Tissue Paper
Accessories: Sew Mini (Janome), Kindness Flower/Clover Dies (SNSS), Mini Fanciful Flourish Die (Cheery Lynn), Kaiser Pearl, Copic Markers BG10, BG13, BG18, YR21, YR23, YR24, YR61, YR65, YR68, R20, R21, R22


Carol L said...

Those gorgeous papers and your beautifully colored butterflies make one stunning card! The stitching pulls everything together beautifully too! I'm super-anxiously waiting for the new release because I saw a sneaky peek of a new Cocoa Mouse image! I can hardly wait :)

Ann Tuck said...

A lovely card, Cathy! Those papers are so pretty, but the butterflies take the prize! Love how you have stamped the extra butterfly to stand out - all the elements of this card work so well together. Hugs x

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, lovely coloring of the butterflies, matches your papers so well!

Karen T said...

This is gorgeous- and so well put together with all your paper and texture choices!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Cathy. The designer papers are so pretty and the butterflies are gorgeous! Love the mixed media piece with the greeting. The tissue paper flower is very pretty. Another great design my friend.

Stephanie said...

OMGoodness, this is just Fab! Loving that paper and the butterflies are beautiful.

Marlena Peduzzi said...

This is gorgeous! I am such a fan of butterflies and I love the way you made your large butterfly 3D!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Since I am in the habit of commenting on your blog on the days of the ODBD challenge, I just had to stop by and say hello!!

Your card is gorgeous!! I just love your combo of dp, the stitching, and all the butterflies!! The tissue paper flower is the perfect touch!!

Have a blessed day!!


Robin Parker said...

Cathy, this is such a beautiful creation. Love everything about this card. The designer paper, butterflies, flower, bright colors. Wonderful Thank You card!