Saturday, June 12, 2010

Friends Give Color to Our Lives



I'm especially excited to share my Sketch For You To Try card today because this week's SFYTT is being sponsored by one of my favorite stamp companies -- Skipping Stones Design! What does that mean for you? Well ...... one lucky sketch participant will win two unreleased SSD sets. One is a humorous chocolate set and, get this .... the other is a Twilight set! Woohoo!! (I think Jodi actually passed out when she heard that.) All you have to do to be eligible to win is complete a project using this week's sketch, then link it to today's post on Jen's blog using the linking widget. Deadline is noon Friday, June 18. The winner will be announced Saturday, 6/19.

Here's what you're playing with this week:



For my take, I used my favorite Skipping Stones Design set, Healing Wings, to create a friendship card. In keeping with the sentiment, "Friends give color to our lives," I pulled out my mostest colorfulest paper pack, Cosmo Cricket's DeLovely Mini Deck. I repeat: love this stuff! The butterfly is stamped on one of the yellow patterns, clear embossed and trimmed out. The scrunched ribbon treatment is inspired by Heather and Ashley. It's easy -- try it if you haven't already! Ashley has a tutorial here.

For more sketch inspiration this week, visit the crew:

Jen del Muro with guest designer Andrea Ewen
Amber Hight
Amy Rohl
Jenn Diercks
Jodi Collins
Kelly Lunceford
Leigh O'Brien
Megan Lock
Sonja Christoph
Susan Liles

I'm off to two farmer's markets and a baseball game this morning, then hopefully an afternoon of stamping before heading out to a movie tonight. Weekend stamping is a rarity these days - I'm going to treasure every minute of it! Have a great weekend!



Stamps: Healing Wings (Skipping Stones Design)
Paper: Stampin Up Basic Black, Papertrey Kraft and White, Cosmo Cricket DeLovely dp
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Old Paper and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks
Accessories: clear embossing powder, Spellbinders circle die, Papertrey buttons and ribbon, 1/4" Scor-Tape, MFT Jumbo Scallops and Scalloped Scallops Die-namics, May Arts ivory burlap string, paper piercer/needle/thread
Size: 5 1/2" square

19 comments:

Kelly Lunceford said...

I love the colors you used! Great details...I love the focal image with the sentiment like that! Beautiful work!

Whimcees said...

Beautiful! You are very skilled at combining colors and patterns to showcase a layout! Very creative and lovely!

Wishing you well!

Barbara Diane

Lisa Summerhays said...

Great card! Love the colors, the stitching, and it's uniqueness. Beautiful.

Marimer said...

Yes you have a weekend moved and fun. I would love to participate, I'll read it to see if the bases once participated in one of the challenger (I think that's her name) to wear.
When you view your card, it gets so complex that I wonder what role can I do?, But ever will be.
Your card great as ever and perfectly, no one point out of place, is fantastic.
Besitos.

Amy Rohl said...

Wowzers, Amy! Love all the fun colors and your bright butterfly! Love the mini scrunch on the ribbon, so funny, I just did that on a card the other day myself! Must be the "Amy" thing, huh?!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey girl! This is just so beautiful and colorful! Hugs,

Oliwiaen said...

Ah, another beautiful take on the SFYTT sketch - I love how you stick to the sketch and yet create a unique card! And this butterfly looks so realistic (though, I guess, there aren't dotted butterflies, LOL) as if it was about to fly away! :-)

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

ouhhh Amy I love this sorta vintage-y feel I'm getting from you card and your crinkled ribbon is AWESOME!!! What a beauty!!

Michelle said...

Oh wow!! This is gorgeous! I love the colors & that ribbon is awesome!! Did you ever get around to selling any of your cards?? You really should....they are just amazing!! Anyone would be lucky to have an Amy original!

leenda said...

Very de-lovely!!

Lori Craig said...

WoW!! This is beautiful, Amy!

Hugs!

skippy stamps said...

You always amaze me!!! The colors, the interpritation of the sketch!!! WOW!!! Thanks so much for such an amazing card!!!

Heather P. said...

This is simply GORGEOUS!! Wow! :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOH! This is GORGEOUS Amy! The colors and papers ROCK and I ADORE the stamps you used! STUNNING!!!
I did almost pass out...did you SEE the peeks of that Twilight set? Sigh...it MUST be mine!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Simply GORGEOUS Amy!!

Beth Norman said...

This is a real beauty. I love the colours. You have such a nac at putting colours together. Your ribbon is delicous the way you crumpled it.

paulatracy said...

Yummy layers, love the ribbon technique ya got going and so gorjuss!

Jessie/knightrone said...

So pretty Amy!! I love the colors!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!! Love how you've combined these colours and broke up the sentiment!!!