Saturday, March 5, 2011

March SFYTT - Amber Ink


This first Saturday in March brings a brand-new Sketch For You To Try - woohoo!! This month, we're sponsored by Amber, Ink! Here's a little company info for you ...





AmberInk was started by a mother and daughter team. Amber lives in the East, Pam lives in the West. Amber is an Emmy-nominated children's animator and illustrator, who creates from her Brooklyn, New York studio. Although they do carry some clear stamps, the company runs by the premise that their customers are more brilliant than patient. If you've been a diehard clear or rubber stamper, they can even help you with the transition to digital. And don't worry about asking a silly question, because as a retired public high school teacher, Pam has already seen it all. Check out the ever-increasing tutorial links, which you can find on the homepage. Hailing from the Hawaiian Islands, the Aloha Spirit is alive and well at AmberInk.com.

Here's the March sketch:



I chose to work with a sweet turtle set from Amber, Ink., called Wild Animals With Heart - Just Poking Around Line-Up ...

Included in this digital download are four different turtles (each available for purchase as a single, too). Each turtle comes with a heart-patterned shell and a blank shell. I love how each one has its own personality - shy, curious, happy, and awkward. And I'm really having fun putting them into different combinations, like I did for today's SFYTT sample:



I arranged the three different turtles in Photoshop Elements, printed, colored with Prismacolor pencils, and trimmed. The papers are from one of the My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose 6x6 paper pads (I can tell you I'm not going to be able to remember which one is which -- I think this one is Hazel, maybe?). The yellow panel was die-cut with one of Spellbinders' new Wonky Rectangles dies. The red brackets are bits of a Spellbinders Labels Sixteen die peeking out. I finished off with some red Divine Twine, a white paper daisy, brads, stitching, and a computer-generated sentiment. This is going to a friend who's going through a hard time right now. The happy, cheery colors and cute turtles are sure to put a smile on her face!

Can't wait to see what the SFYTT Sisters have put together for today!

Jen del Muro
Amber Hight
Amy Rohl
Carole Burrage
Jodi Collins
Kelly Lunceford
Kerry Johnson
Leigh O’Brien
Megan Lock
Sony Christoph
Susan Liles
and a brand-new guest designer, Shelley DuPont! So happy to have you on board, Shelley!!

We'd love to have you play along. To enter, just make a project using the March sketch, then link up your creation to Jen's March SFYTT post. It's as easy as that! Remember, participants who play along every month in 2011 will be entered into a massive prize giveaway at the end of the year! Good luck to you! Visit Jen for all the rules and prize info.

Wishing you a fantastic weekend!




Stamps digi): Wild Animals With Heart - Just Poking Around Line-Up (Amber Ink)
Paper: My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose - Hazel?, Stampin' Up Real Red, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Harvest Gold
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol odorless mineral spirits, paper blending stumps, Cuttlebug Seeing spots embossing folder, Spellbinders Wonky Rectangle and Labels Sixteen dies, Close to My Heart white paper flower, Pink Hedgehog Papercrafts brown brads, The Twinery twine, Papertrey button
Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

25 comments:

wendyp said...

love how you arranged and used the turtles! Super cute!!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

This is so, so C-U-T-E, Amy! And you have totally sold me on those new Spellbinder wonky rectangles! Man, if I had a dollar for everytime you enabled me... :)

Lisa H. said...

ACK!!! always fabulous, Amy.

Vickie Z said...

Well, how cute are those turtles!!! Love the wonky nestie and twine is divine!! Fabulous!!

Julie E said...

Adorable!!!

Luanne said...

Oh, these turtles are so cute! I love the Stella Rose papers, they make this so cheery. Love how you grouped them together too. Just DARLING!!

Darlene said...

"Happy, Cheery" is exactly right! I can't help but smile looking at this card. Love all of the details, as always.

Jennifer Lee said...

Your card is too adorable!

Allison said...

This is too cute! Love the way you arranged the turtles - so fitting for the sentiment!

jen del muro said...

LOVE the sketch flip flopped! All your details are amazing!! Hugs-Jd

Megan said...

Amy, you're just as brilliant as always. I love how you layered these adorable little guys. I would NEVER have thought of that. Loveeeee it.

Pam said...

Wowza! I never would have thought of arranging these guys like that either, but what a million dollar card! Such a feel good beauty.

Kathy D said...

Amy, you make it all look so easy. I hate that! ;)

This card just makes me happy. I love all the bright colors. I was putting together an Amber Ink order and was thinking I could do without this set. But now, I know I need it. So I guess thanks?? for that. :) Hope you have a great weekend!

Michelle said...

This is so cute & colorful --thanks for the info about the company, I'd never heard of them! Looks like I'll be making a visit :)

Amberbop said...

O
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You are a true creative. I am in LOVE with the way you've used these little buggers. What a lovely way to take them further. I would never have thought about flopping the sketch either! This made my day.

Eva said...

Oh my goodness...Amy, this is such a cute little card...love the sweet little turtles!

Marisa said...

Totally adorable, Amy. The turtle images are great as is the use of Jen's sketch.

justsomestuffimade said...

This is really a lovely card Amy - great colouring and it's sure to cheer your friend who's having a rough time. Best wishes, Ruth S

dpkennedy said...

These turtles are adorable! I love the soft colors! I love your take on the sketch!

Leigh OBrien said...

Perfect, Amy! I adore your turtles and the sketch on it's side and the layers underneath the strips...fabulous!

Dotty Jo said...

A M Y! This is just so clever and adorable... my dear, you simply rock! Jo x

ladybugg61 said...

All those fabulous layers, that pop of red with the brackets in back, absolutely EVERYTHING make this card a stand out! Love it, as usual. :-)

wendy said...

awesome as always...I love your spin on the layout very clever...

Conniecrafter said...

that is just too cute, this is sure to put a smile on her face, great layering and colors, perfect sentiment!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! Love this card!!