Friday, June 17, 2011

Sweet(tea}



I love this darling image, Clementine the Teapot Girl, available at Stamping Bella, sponsor of this month's Sketch For You To Try. I adore anything with a teapot; add that sweet little girl with her precious pigtails and I'm a goner! Clementine is colored with Copic markers to coordinate with the Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe papers I chose. The letters on the sentiment banner were stamped with some old mini foam stamps from my stash. The layout is this month's Sketch For You To Try ...


To play along, just use the sketch, upload to your blog or an online gallery, and link up to Jen's June SFYTT post before the end of the month! Looking forward to checking out all the beautiful entries!

Here's a closer look at the coloring. I really need some help with pinks -- they never seem to come out quite like I want!



Keeping it short today ... fighting off some kind of bug (thinking maybe my youngest gifted me with his strep throat -- thanks, buddy!) and trying to deal with the bomb known as Last Day of School that went off in my house yesterday afternoon. How about you ladies? If you have schoool-age kids, are they out now? Anyone in a school district with year-round school?

Love to all!

18 comments:

Niki Estes said...

This is so cute, Amy! Beautiful coloring! I always love the like touch of distressing you add to the edges, too!

Becky said...

This is the sweetest image..Gorgeous card.

Marisa said...

Fabulous as always, Amy. No issue with you pink colouring from here. Adorable image and great use of Jen's sketch.

I have another 1.5 weeks before the kids are out, but already missing my regular stamping time LOL! Love having them all to myself though and think I have enough planned to keep us busy along with some lazy jammie days thrown in :)

Marja Rolfes said...

Aw Amy! So cute, this image and the card also!!
xxx
Dutch Tulip
Marja

Kacy @ Copic Marker said...

Very cute! Hope you feel better soon! :)

Denni said...

Beautiful and Adorable all twisted together perfectly!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Super card. You did an awesome job with the pink. I am going to have to try the banner idea. Drink lots of water, rest and send the kids outside to play.

Crafty Cath said...

Sweet, this sure is. It's knock your socks off sweet! OMG I am so loving the pink coloring. I only "saw" this as teal in my mind so it's refreshing to see your softer shading. And your distressing adds such a shabby chic feel - LOVE it! You're always so inspiring!

Dawn Easton said...

Sweetness, Amy! She's darling in those pigtails!!
Sorry you aren't feeling well, sure hope you can kick it soon! School isn't out until June 29 here and I haven't finished any teacher gifts yet...ack! Thanks for the reminder...lol

Luanne said...

Beautiful coloring on this one Amy! I love your little banner, and the foam stamped letters? Proof that you should never get rid of stamps..LOL Love it!!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Great picks on the paper! What colors did you use for the tea pot???

Ravengirl said...

What a great card! I only wish I could color like that :) No school age kids yet, my daughter starts kindergarten in the fall. I work for a school district and that "bomb" goes off for us next week! If you talk to the classroom teachers, they will say that there are many little explosions going on now.

Berdien said...

What a sweet card !! I love this stamp !
Best regards Berdien

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

I don't even know where to start on how CUTE this is, OMGOSH! I LOVE it- and Stamping Bella was SO excited to sponsor you guys this month. DARLING, AMY!!!!!!

Darlene said...

Ok Seriously Amy, could you have done a better job here? I LOVE the way you colored the tea pot but I am also totally in love with how you colored her hair!! This is just too stinkin' cute! Inspired once again, thank you!

Beautiful Greetings said...

Amy this is just the cutest! I have been an admirer for quite some time and I just have to tell you that your coloring rocks :) Thanks for the inspiration.

marilynwillauer said...

Adorable!!! Your coloring looks wonderful! Love your work. Enjoy your weeekend.

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Oh, nicely done! :) I love all your cards and layouts! Your photography is especially nice! :)

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