Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Skipping Stones New Release & New Sketch!

Hi everyone, not only is today Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday, but it's also release day! To celebrate the two amazing new sets, Heartsong and Purse Birthday, the SSD design team and guests have put together a blog hop. If you've just happened upon my blog today, you'll want to go back one stop to the beginning at Skipping Stones Design. And then, when you're finished here, you'll head to Wendy Jordan next. (I'll link to her again at the end. And, just in case any of the blog hop links are broken, the full designer line-up is posted at Skipping Stones Design, too.)

As the Skipping Stones Design guest sketch designer for January, I'm excited to bring you the second of my four sketches for the month, but first, a big thanks to all who played along this past week. The entries were fantastic! I can't wait to see what you come up with this week!! To play along, just link up your creation to the SSD58 sketch post on the Skipping Stones Design blog. One lucky winner will receive a free stamp set or half off any stamp set in the store!

Ready for the sketch?



And here's my sample, using the new Heartsong, which I absolutely LOVE! The music theme is fantastic and the style of illustration is just perfect for the vintage, shabby, rustic look I love so much!


I stamped the two butterflies onto one of Basic Grey's Curio patterns, then trimmed them out. The different card layers are also made of various Curio patterns. For some fun texture, I used a Pink Paislee Artisan Element behind the sentiment. The sentiment is done in three layers, all die-cut with Spellbinders dies -- in back, a Labels Fourteen, in the middle, a tag from Fancy Tags (which I shortened), and in front, a Petite Oval. Along the bottom are some Kaiser Craft adhesive pearls in Pewter.



That's it for me! Don't forget to head over to Wendy Jordan's blog next! And when you're finished hopping be sure to head back to Skipping Stones Design to take advantage of their "buy three, get one free" sale!

Thanks for stopping by!


35 comments:

  1. Fabulous Amy! You do shabby chic so well, great inspiration!

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  2. WOW! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!

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  3. Love all the details! Its so beautiful!

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  4. Your card is beautiful Amy! Thank you so much for an amazing sketch and joining us this month! Have a blessed day!!

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  5. as always, a beautiful creation!

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  6. Love this sketch and when I saw your card my jaw dropped - AMAZING!!

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  7. WOW! What an amazing card!!! Letteraly stole my breath away!!!

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  8. This is a beautiful card, Amy. Love the shabby chicness you create< This stamp set is so perfect~butterflies and music :)

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  9. An absolutely stunning creation, Amy!

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  10. This is so beautiful Amy! Your details are always so perfect! So glad to have your awesome sketches this month...

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  11. I cannot get over how beautiful some of your cards are. This one literally took my breath away. This is stunning, Amy! Just beautiful in every detail from the paper you used for the gorgeous butterflies, to the ribbon tab and your elegant Artisan Element. Wow!

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  12. What a beautifully elegant card! LOVE the gold butterflies, the embossing, the stitching, and die cuts used for the sentiment.

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  13. What a gorgeous card, and a great sketch. I love all the detail that you put into your cards.

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  14. Oh wow, this is an amazing card, love the colors.

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  15. Love this, Amy! The butterflies on the sheet music are fabulous! Lots of great stuff since I last stopped by!

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  16. Absolutely beautiful card. Love this set.

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  17. WOW Amy!! What a beauty...I love how you framed the sentiment so elegantly, and the pretty button embellishment in addition to a rocking color scheme!! I am so honored to be designing to your sketches this month!

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  18. Wow what a stunning new stamp set and your card is truly beautiful! It caught my breath as I gazed at it! Love the butterflies!!!!

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  19. Beautiful card - I love the layers! I love these new stamps!

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  20. Wow! Your work is always absolutely amazing and this piece is no exception. It is truly a work of art. I happen to love butterflies so this card especially speaks to me, but what I love most are the beautiful colors and your unique style always filled with elegance make me want to improve my skills. Thank you for sharing your talent to inspire others.

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  21. Gorgeous card Amy!!....love the shabby look you gave it.Those buterflies are awesome!.

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  22. WOW!! This card is absolutely stunning! As soon as I saw the stamp
    set I went to skipping stones and
    purchased it - I LOVE anything with
    music on it.

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  23. This is soooo very very GORGEOUS, WOW....and I adore how you layered the shapes on your sentiment...I must try that...thank you for always inspiring me!

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  24. Oh my is that ever gorgeous,, love the butterflies on that paper, love all the papers here, neat layering on the sentiment, and I just love those pewter pearls!!

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  25. I wish I could layer items on paper and have them come out looking like they were on purpose.Mine are just a stack of stuff! LOL!Your cards are always amazing!

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  26. The sketch and your take on it are so inspiring! I also tried it ;-))

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  27. Love the vintage feel to your card, those stamps are very elegant.

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