Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sparkle Creations Sponsored SFYTT

I couldn't be more thrilled with this week's Sketch For You To Try sponsor -- Sparkle Creations. These are some seriously cute and amazingly illustrated images! If you haven't been to Sparkle Creations, grab a beverage and plan on a nice, long visit - so much to look at. Keep reading for info on how you could win some Sparkle Creations images of your own!

I chose to work with Traveling Josh. He looks like a really sweet kid ready to have the time of his life! I love his old traveling trunk, too. I colored Traveling Josh with Copic markers on Copic's new X-Press It Blending card stock (two thumbs up), then added some extra shading with Prismacolor pencils.

The papers are from Basic Grey's Wandering 6x6 paper collection. Embellishments are a sun die-cut with My Favorite Things' Sunshine Die-namics die, some natural twill, and a buckle. On the sentiment tag, I trimmed a little car from one of the BG patterns and gave it a trail with a few paper pierced holes.

Here's the sketch this week:

I reversed the sketch to work better with my image, changed it to a square, and moved the embellishment in front of the image panel.

Can't wait to see what the rest of the SFYTT girls have done with this week's sketch!

Jen del Muro with guest designer Stepanie Muzzulin
Amber Hight
Amy Rohl
Carole Burrage
Jenn Diercks
Jodi Collins
Megan Lock
Sonja Christoph
Susan Liles

To play along, just link up your creation to Jen's blog using the linking tool. You'll automatically be entered into a random drawing to win two Sparkle Creations images (Holiday Emily and Rin and Snowman)! Good luck!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Stamps: Traveling Josh (Sparkle Creations), Are We There Yet? Pure Innocence (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Prismatics Birchtone Dark card stock, Copic X-Press It Blending card stock, Basic Grey Wandering
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Antique Linen, Peeled Paint, and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks
Accessories: Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Spellbinders Mega Curved Rectangle Nestabilities and Tags Trio dies, My Favorite Things Sunshine Die-namics die, Stampin' Up clear button, DMC floss, 5/8" natural twill, Stampin' Up hardware, May Arts natural burlap string, paper piercer/needle/thread


  1. Your card is just darling, Amy! Love your coloring and wonderful details!

  2. This is SO Awesome Amy! LOVE the colors and papers you used!! He is SO cute!!

  3. I really like this image Amy! I love all the little detail, the tag with the little car, which goes so nicely with the dp. You did a great job shading with the pencils after using Copics too. I was glad to hear you say you'd used the new blending paper - I haven't tried it yet - but I'm gona ;)

    Isn't it nice to see some little boy images like this? Darling card Amy.

  4. Awww, he is adorable and works perfectly with your papers. Fantastic take on the sketch!

  5. Absoutely ADORABLE! I love your coloring, Amy-WOW!

  6. So cute. Your coloring is beautiful!

  7. This is just fabulous and darling!

  8. This card is so cute! Love the image you used on this one :)

  9. Gorgeous coloring, Amy! I love that dp, and GMTA on the corner embellishment! :)

  10. Wow Amy your card is stunning! so beautifully colored in and just adore the image of Josh... can't find a word that is able to describe how incredible I think your work is. Love looking at your blog.

  11. Gorgeous card! Love the image! And that sun and buckle on the ribbon are stunning!
    Hugs, Marit.

  12. Oh my word!!! Fabulous coloring and love that image...awesome job!

  13. this is really cute! Your paper choices are perfect...but your coloring is........FABULOUS!!!!!!!!AMazing as always!

  14. Amy this card is darling! Love the image and your coloring and shading are awesome! All the travel details fit so perfectly too, of course.

  15. You do a fabulous job with everything you pick up, Amy. He's a cute little guy and the sun is a perfect companion piece. I like that you flipped the sketch so the boy would face into the card. Love the pierced trail behind the car, too. It's the little things.

  16. Oh boy, this is just perfect! Love the twill/buckle, the papers, and of course, your coloring!! The sun is the icing on the cake!


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