Saturday, January 1, 2011

There's No Bunny Like You

Happy New Year, blog friends! My wish for you is your best year yet!

Today is an exciting day for the Sketch For You To Try girls, as we kick off the New Year with a brand-new monthly format and an awesome January sponsor -- The Cat's Pajamas. New sketches and design team samples will be posted the first Saturday of the month. Look for additional samples throughout each month, too. Play once a month or as many times as you like. Those who enter at least once every single month will be eligible for a year-end grand prize valued at more than $200. Head over to Jen's blog for all the details on that! And when you've got your card made, just link it up to Jen's post to be "officially" entered. And remember to use keyword SFYTT if you upload to online galleries.

Without further ado, here's the January sketch:

And here's my sample:

I chose to work with the adorable Skating Bunny from The Cat's Pajamas. I had so much fun coloring him up (or should I say not coloring, since I kept him mostly white?) to match some fun Merry January papers by We R Memory Keepers. I stamped the image on both white and Papertrey's Rustic Cream card stock. The rustic cream matched the papers best, but I still wanted a white bunny. I just trimmed out the white one and popped it upon the cream one. Some of the details include: ivory acrylic paint lightly brushed onto the edges of the designer papers, stitching around the background perimeter, some ivory trim peeking out below that plaid horizontal band, an Open Scallop border die-cut along the right (die by My Favorite Things), some black adhesive pearls, and some glitter around the skate. I love how the sentiment is tucked in between the bunny's ears. I thought about flipping the sketch mirror-image, so the sentiment circle would be on the other side, but this way was much more fun!

Have a look at these gorgeous sketch samples ...

Jen del Muro
Amber Hight
Amy Rohl
Carole Burrage (out this week)
Jodi Collins
Kelly Lunceford
Kerry Johnson
Leigh O’Brien
Megan Lock
Sony Christoph (out this week)
Susan Liles
and guest designer Kim Teasdale (also a brand-spankin' new member of the Dream Team. Congrats, Kim!)

Thanks so much for stopping by, and once again, HAPPY NEW YEAR to all!

Stamps: Skating Bunny (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: Papertrey Black, Ripe Avocado, Rustic Cream, and White card stock; We R Memory Keepers Merry January designer paper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Old Paper Distress Inks
Accessories: ivory acrylic paint; paper piercer, needle, and thread; Papertrey Ripe Avocado Stitched ribbon and black button, Maya Road ivory trim, May Arts burlap string, Spellbinders Label die, My Favorite Things Open Scallop Border Die-namics, Copic markers, quickie glue pen, ultrafine clear glitter


Luanne said...

I just love your creations, and this is no exception! What an adorable bunny, and the colors and papers you've used are perfect! As a new follower, I look forward to all your special work throughout 2011. Happy New Year!

Dawn Easton said...

Happy New Year, Amy!!!

Adorable! Love how you kept him white! I'll need to try that. I haven't inked up this image yet but will do very soon!
Fabulous sample as always!!!

veronica said...

love your bunny! your coloring is terrific!

Megan said...

Very very cute! Love the white bunny!

Nancy Thomas said...

That bunny is cute in any color. I own this little fellow too but I don't think I've made him as cute as this. So sweet!

Renee said...

aww this is to cute. The bunny is adorable! Happy New Year.

alma said...

Love this card and the way you just let the bunny do his thing.

Jessica said...

Love the white bunny, and the sentiment in between the ears is perfect!

Kerry J. said...

Oooh fabulous Amy! Love the white bunny and the way you tucked your sentiment circle between his ears! So happy to be on a team with you again!

Tanja E. said...

Beautiful card!

Allison said...

Fabulous card! Love the colours and patterns!

Mackie said...

Love the color combo of this card beautiful!

Jessie/knightrone said...

How cute is THIS?? WOW!!

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow, super gorgeous card! Love the color combo and that adorable border you used! :D