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, August 3, 2013

Oh Happy Day

Hello blogland friends!  Hope you've had a wonderful week.   After finishing up a week of vacation and a week of Vacation Bible School at our church, I'm ready to relax in my favorite crafting space!  It's a Sweet Stop Sketch Saturday, so come play along!

Creative Nugget:  The swinging boy, from a brand new stamp set called God Is...being released this Friday at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, was stamped on a piece of Solar Crest card stock along with the sentiment from Long Stem Silhouettes.  My favorite Canvas Impression Plate was used to give this panel some texture.  The scene was sponged and stamped with other silhouettes from the popular Landscape SilhouettesNature Silhouettes 2, and Serene Silhouettes stamp sets.  The scene was split, making room for the sentiment, and a little stitching was added before matting the panel on True Black and attaching it to a Solar Crest card base.  No ribbon...just a very simple design for you today!

The Sugar Babies have some more fabulous samples for your inspiration, so be sure to check them out and join us this week over at The Sweet Stop for SSS222!

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 marvelous weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps: God Is..., Landscape Silhouettes, Nature Silhouettes 2, Long Stem Silhouettes, Serene Silhouettes (SNSS)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Antique Linen, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Gathered Twigs Distress Inks (Ranger), Summer Sky (Memento)
Paper:  Solar Crest (Neenah), True Black (PTI)
Accessories:  Sew Mini


Ann said...

I must admit this sketch gave me some anxious moments, but I love what you have created with it! The texture on the background is fab, and mixing those silhouettes is genius! The effect is stunning - so thanks for giving us this challenge to get our heads around lol!

Over Embellishing said...

Oh this is beautiful! Kind of CAS, but so much more! I really like the coloring of the strips and the silhouette swing stamp is really cute! Great work!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, Cathy... you are so creative. I love everything about this card... the silhouette images, the sponging... the stitching looks awesome.

Indy's Designs said...

I loved working with this week's sketch. I love how you interpreted in such a sophisticated way vs. my whimsical approach! Your card is absolutely breathtaking! Can't wait to see the full reveal of this new silhouette! Happy day!

Cynthia said...

Yikes!! This is FAN-tabulous, Cathy. I love the new set and can't wait for Friday's release! The scene you've created is beautiful. :)

Pati said...

Very cool! I love your scene with the silhouettes & spectacular sponging. Cool combo with the silhouette image of the boy swinging. The texture of that impression plate & your stitching finish it off wonderfully!

buggin2stamp said...

This is such a fabulous card! I love the boy swinging from the panel. The silhouette scene is perfect. And I love how you just stitched around the one corner. I need to try that sometime.

Stephanie said...

This card is the bomb! Oh my Goodness how creative you are! I was stumped with this sketch and just look what you did with it. Incredible!

Unknown said...

Your card is absolutely breathtaking! I love the silhouette and sunset images! What a original way to use this week's sketch!

JD/ Jill said...

So pretty!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, just love the background to your stamping and neat texture!