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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #52 and a little {embellish}

Happy Sunday!!! Hope you've had a wonderful weekend. Here in Perth it's been a VERY hot weekend... I'm thinking a little touch of rain soon might be nice, I think we're up to day 57 without any rain... come on weather man... just a drop!!!

Well I'm sure the weather report is NOT the reason you've pop on in for a visit, so I best get onto the real reason... which is the Sweet Sunday Sketch!!!!.. Loved this layout from Karen, and this week I thought I'd combine her sketch with the {embellish} colour challenge. Now, I must admit the jury is still out on this card, but here it is and I HOPE you like it:-


Here is Karen's GORGEOUS sketch:-


And here is the colour challenge from {Embellish} magazine :-


I started out with some Choc Chip as my base then layered it with some Close to Cocoa DSP, Elegant Eggplant, which is a colour I haven't actually used a lot of, thought this challenge was the PERFECT opportunity, some Almost Amethyst DSP and some Kraft card and Ribbon.
The main image is stamped onto some Kraft cardstock and I've used my Pocket Silhouette stamp set stamped in Lovely Lavender and then the sentiment stamped over the top in Elegant Eggplant. I added a couple of buttons to it and sponged the edges of the card to soften it just a tad. Oooh and I mustn't forget to mention my absolute FAVOURITE tool at the moment my APRON LACE PUNCH!!!!! (Divine.... *wink*)


And don't forget to link your card to Mr Linky over at Karen's blog so we can all see what you've created.

Want to play along with the {Embellish} magazine colour challenge then pop on over and check it out... it's really FUN!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sarah
xx

Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Pocket Silhouettes, Best Yet
Card:- Choc Chip, Kraft, Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst DSP, Close to Cocoa DSP (both retired)

Ink:- Elegant Eggplant Marker, Lavendar Lace, Choc Chip

Accessories:- Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Buttons, Linen Thread, Sponges, Dimensionals, Apron Lace Punch (Fiskars)

20 Comments:

Karen Giron said...

I like it! I think the different stripes really add some punch - and yes, that sweet apron lace punch is super FAB!!! Lovely card my friend!

Karen said...

Ooooooooo me likey very much SJ!! Don't those colours look very spesh together!! Might have to try that colour comby myself I think!!

Stay cool my friend!

Karen
x

Jen Tapler said...

LOVE it!! Your combination of stripes is awesome!

Hope you get some rain! We need it here too, so send it our way next! Although I think it's been cold here (down into the low 60s F at night even! brrrr!), but that's normal for a Maui Winter! I was laughing the other day at an old-time Maui resident who was saying their bones were getting too old for these "cold" winters (of low 60 F temps!!!) and they were going to start "wintering" in Oz to escape the cold!! And to think of all the US mainland people we get here on Maui escaping the real cold! We're such wimps!!

Lynn said...

Fantastic card Sarah! I really like the softly stamped image behind your saying for your focal point and the purple is lovely!

Karen Motz said...

What a sweet card. The colours are wonderful!!!

Nancy Riley said...

FUN color combo! I love what you've done with the sketch ... wonderful design!

Vicki said...

Super cute Sarah! I love the clor combo and the perfect bow!!!

Anthonette said...

Beautiful creations, Sarah!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Love the kraft and the rbbon with the buttons.

travelingmama said...

Holy Guacamole! Is that in celsius?? Hope you get some rain to cool it off! I love your design for this challenge! It's so soft and sweet!

Charlene Austin said...

Totally gorgeous!!

Tanya said...

It's gorgeous, the colour combo is great. And oh boy, what scorching heat we are having in Perth!!!

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty!! I love the ribbon, and the little twine bow through the button!! Great job with the Embellish Mag color challenge!

♥Lea

FLEUR de Lo said...

I LOVE this! It looks like a book cover to me.

Stacey Schafer said...

so pretty!

Dawn said...

Great balance, love how the use of the purple stripes in the middle further draw your attention to the focal sentiment!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

So lovely! Thanks for taking on an Embellish challenge!

marianagrigsby said...

So pretty, love it! Thanks for playing along with us!

Maile Belles said...

Very pretty! So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge.

Laural-Lee said...

Great job with both challenges. I like how you were able to put together two different stripe patterns. Something I don't think I could pull off.