Saturday, June 4, 2011

June SFYTT - Maisy Ketto


Any ideas how it got to be June already? Eeek, what happened to May? And April, too, for that matter? The good news with it being June already is that it's time for a brand-new Sketch For You To Try! This month, our sponsor is Stamping Bella! I'm super excited because on my mental list of images I wish I had more time to stamp with, my Bellas would be at or very near the top!


I've used Maisy Ketto for today's card. Coloring is with Copic markers, finished with Prismacolor pencils. The papers are from Cosmo Cricket's Salt Air. The cardstock die-cut flowers and butterfly are also from CC. I tucked in a Verve sentiment (from Fairy Tales), which I die-cut using Li'l Inker's fabulous little Sentiment Flags die. Perimeter stitching is all by hand using both taupe and ivory threads. The string along the bottom is just some basic household string.

Here's the sektch:



The SFYTT sisters have been busy making gorgeous sketch samples. Click around and you'll see what I mean! Be sure to give Joanne Basile a warm welcome -- she's our June guest designer!!


Jen del Muro with guest designer Joanne Basile
Amber Hight
Carole Burrage
Jen Tapler
Jodi Collins
Kelly Lunceford
Kerry Johnson
Megan Lock (coming later)
Susan Liles
Terri Moore

We bid a fond (and hopefully temporary) farewell to Sony Christoph  this week. She's stepping down due to her current course load, which sounds positively monstrous. Good luck and hang in there, Sony!

To play along with the June SFYTT, just make a card or other project using the sketch and link it up HERE anytime before the end of the month. Those who participate in all of the 2011 sketch challenges will be eligible for a mega prize drawing at the end of the year. And remember, all future guest designers are chosen from current participants!

Cheers!




Stamps: Maisy Ketto (Stamping Bella)
Paper: Papertrey Kraft and Vintage Cream, Copic XPress-It blending card stock, Cosmo Cricket Salt Air
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Versamagic Thatched Straw
Accessories: Spellbinders circle, lacey circles, and Labels Sixteen Nestabiltiies, Stampin' Up corner rounder, paper piercer, needle, thread, foam adhesive, Li'l Inker Designs Sentiment Flag die, Cosmo Cricket Salt Air cardstock die-cuts, Papertrey button, household string
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

30 comments:

Chris said...

totally adorable!

Amber Hight said...

LOVE this Amy! Fab embellishments and papers, I'm in awe as always:)

Kerry J. said...

Gorgeous Amy!! Hand stitching? You go girl! Love the vintage look.

Tanya said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I love how you used the sketch!

Marja Rolfes said...

Lovely card!! Very cute!
xxx
Dutch Tulip
Marja

Marisa said...

Love Kettos :) Fabulous card using Jen's sketch and this darling image.

Jackie Pedro said...

This is marvelous, Amy!! I always love how you layer your nesties!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is marvelous, Amy!! I always love how you layer your nesties!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Terri said...

Super cute! Love that image and all the other elements you used too!

texasjodylynn said...

Adorable card! Love your coloring.

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Oh my goodness, girl. HOW CUTE is this?!?! Love how you colored her up and your layers are fantastic!

Vickie Z said...

How adorable and perfect is this!!!

Crafty Cath said...

Totaly love your take on this sketch. Thank you for reminding me that you can incorporate coloring and great design together! I've missed casing your style!

dpkennedy said...

I love the soft colors on this and all of your layers! Your coloring of that sweet Ketto is wonderful too!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

I was thinking that very same thing! If time goes by this quickly, Christmas will be in 2 weeks!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Dang it! I hit enter instead of tab. I love this stamp! beautiful card, as always :)

June Houck said...

I love when you use that Cosmo Cricut line. That image is really cute, but it it your fantastic coloring skills and your talent for combining elements is always perfect. Love this card :)

Playing with Paper said...

This is adorable!! I love the image and your coloring is just wonderful. Love it!!

Oliwiaen said...

What a sweet image! And the sentiment makes a perfect match!
Another wonderful sketch interpretation :-))

evik said...

such a pretty card you've got there! I love your work!

Lou said...

Hi!this is truly *gorgeous*,what a sweetie and amazing colours/design-just love all!!
hugs Lou.xx

Jennipher Lowery said...

So incredible Amy! Just the cutest thing ever and so perfect.

Amy Rohl said...

I miss playing SFYTT with you girls, so I'm going to do my best to play along this month!

Your card is just adorable as can be. I love every little detail as always!

Dawn Easton said...

So sweet, Amy! Your colouring is beautiful! Love your paper choices! I just can't seem to make that paper work for me....love what you did with it!

Amy Johnson said...

Such a cute card! I love your embellie treatment on the bottom of the card.

Star Ark Creativity said...

That is a cute card and I like the little girl on it. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day :)
Delama

dpkennedy said...

Oh, my Bella's are too neglected also. I love this Ketto image and your card is just beautiful!

Conniecrafter said...

very cute, neat citrus feel to it

Jessie/knightrone said...

It's just GORGEOUS, Amy!

Lynne Phelps said...

I just love the warm colors on this card. The way you use patterned paper and layers is just brilliant, and the image and your coloring is lovely! I have loads of patterned paper, now I just need to start using it. I wish I had your eye for blending patterns!