Monday, July 6, 2009

sweet sunday {guest stamper}

WOW!!!! Finally I can share my "little secret".... well actually it's a BIG secret and I've been busting with excitement ever since Karen asked me if I'd like to be her 'Guest Stamper' over at her awesome Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!!!! I am so VERY honoured that she asked me to do this, afterall there are SOOOOOO many extremely talented stampers out there... I'm still a little speechless. So, once I'd picked myself up off the floor and recovered from a slight, well OK BIG panic attack, you know the kind, where I'm thinking OMGosh, what am I going to make, what if Karen doesn't like it, is it going to be WORTHY of being a 'Guest Stamper' creation, (insert slight hyperventilation here!!!).... then take a deep BREATHE.... Tell myself that I'm OK and lets get to stampin'.

If you've been visiting here for a wee while, you'll know how much I LOVE participating in Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenges... just LOVE them!!!! And if you haven't had a go, then you must pop on over to Karen's GORGEOUS blog and have a play... Trust Me.... they are heaps of fun.

So, do you want to see what I came up with and of course have a look at Karen's GORGEOUS sketch for this week???

Well OK... here it is.... my VERY FIRST Guest Stamper Card:-

And here is the fabulous sketch I had to play along with:-

I started out with a base of Pink Pirouette and then added some DSP from the Candy Lane pack to that I added a square of Riding Hood Red and some Very Vanilla which I stamped with my Fifth Avenue Floral set to create my own background in Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red. I then stamped the large Rose onto some Watercolour Paper using versamark and embossed it in White before colouring it with my Aqua Pens in Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red (to add some depth). I then cut it out and popped it up on some dimensionals.
I added a circle of Pink Pirouette and onto some Very Vanilla card stamped the sentiment in Riding Hood Red from the Hostess set 'Best Yet'. Then added some Rhinestone Brads and a bit of Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon.

Again... I am SO very honoured that Karen asked me to be her Guest Stamper this week, and I hope that I haven't scared her off in anyway!!! hahaha.
Don't forget to go on over to Karen's Blog and have a go at this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

ETA:- The link/post for this weeks SSSC seems to be hiding at Karen's Blog at the moment, so if you are interested in playing along, leave your link here and I will load them onto Karen's Blog when it's all fixed up.

ETAA:- Mr Linky and Karen's post are all working now... so if you want to play along pop on over to Karen's Blog and check out all the details.

Thanks for stopping by.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Fifth Avenue Floral, Best Yet
Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Candy Lane DSP

Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, VersaMark

Dimensionals, Circle Punches, Rhinestone Brads, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool.


Ann said...

Oooh, gorgeous! Congrats on being guest stamper!

travelingmama said...

Yeah! Congrats! No surprise whatsoever! You are awesome!

Kristina said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Amazing job with the coloring on the big rose... it's so soft and perfect! And congrats on being "guest stamper!" So fun!

Karen Giron said...

Yay!!! I'm so happy you can now let the cat out of the bag and a BIG thanks for catching my big blog goof. I don't know what happened there... I just love your card - the ribbon and bling are so cute together. You did a FANTASTIC job! Thanks for being there for me this week.

fiona Harrison said...

Congratulations. A well deserved honour. You're card is beautiful, as always!

Chantelle said...

Congrats Sarah on being guest stamper. Your cards are always just gorgeous, so I know you'll be inspiring everyone with your stunning creations. Have fun with it.

sarahmartina said...

Well, I don't know what the big surprise is! You totally deserve this! And the card... hello! Gorgeous!