Saturday, April 2, 2011

It's A Good Day - April SFYTT

Ready or not, it's April already, which brings a brand-new Sketch For You To Try!

 We have some goodbyes and hellos this month ... farewell to Leigh and Amy, who are stepping down from the team, and a very warm welcome to Terri Moore, newest team member! We also welcome the April guest designer, Jen Shults!!

This month, we're being sponsored by Unity (yay! big fan!!). Be sure to check out Jen's post for details on the sponsorship (prizes, deadlines, "rules," etc.) To enter, just link up your sketch creation to the linking tool at the end of Jen's post. Remember, those who complete every sketch in 2011 will be eligible for a grand prize at the end of the year.

I chose to work with the sweet It's A Good Day set from Unity's Itty Bitty Collection. What a great image! The papers are from Crate Paper's School Spirit collection. I think everything is pretty straightforward, so I'll skip the details this time and just share a closer look at the texture from all the distressing and sanding...

Here's the April sketch:

And here are your links to lots more sketch inspiration:

Jen del Muro with guest designer Jen Shults
Amber Hight
Carole Burrage
Jodi Collins
Kelly Lunceford
Kerry Johnson
Megan Lock
Sony Christoph
Susan Liles (sitting out)
Terri Moore

Wishing you a fantastic weekend doing what you love with those you love!

Stamps: It's A Good Day (Unity Stamp Co.)
Paper: Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Papertrey Aqua Mist, Crate Paper School Spirit designer paper
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Accessories: distressing tool, sanding block, May Arts burlap string, My Favorite Things notebook page Die-namics, Stampin' Up paperclip, Papertrey button, sewing machine, Fiskars corner rounder, foam adhesive
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Anonymous said...

Love all the layering Amy - what a great card!
Thanks for the inspiration, hugs, Ruth S

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

HOORAY! I am double-excited to see your AWESOME card using Unity and also knowing that my good friend JEn is your Guest DT this month-SO fun! Love your card, lady! miss ya!

Luanne said...

Fabulous card! It has a wonderful rustic look to it. Great textures and I love that bicycle stamp too! TFS~ :-)

Terri said...

Thanks for the warm welcome. Love what you did with the sketch. I especially like the distressing.

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is awesome! I absolutely love the paper combo with the cute images! Great job!

Allison said...

Awesome card! Love the colours and papers!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

So fun & shabby, Pickler! Perfect for a little guy. Hugs!

Megan said...

GORGEOUS!! All your cards are dreams--they look like they're in a DREAM. I love what you did with those three dots! Brilliantly executed, as always.
Signed: your biggest fan :)

Judy Rozema said...

How wonderful this is! LOVE all the layers and the way you put the papers together! You are so inspiring!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Such a charming card! I love what you did with the dots! Great idea!

Tessa said...

Super cute!!! You are so talented!!!

Jennifer Shults said...

This is so cool Amy! I love the distressed edges and that's gorgeous funky paper! Those hand cut circle are perfect for the dots in the sketch... I really like that idea! Gorgeous project!

Conniecrafter said...

How fun, love the vintage feel!