Thursday, February 2, 2012

Secrets



Pick up your tin can telephone, because I have a secret to share! For the next three months, I have the pleasure of being a guest of Jen Shults and the rest of the talented girls at The Deconstructed Sketch. I am so excited! Jen's sketches are always amazing and if her team's samples don't inspire you to stamp, nothing will! Serious, serious coloring skills in that bunch. Hope some of that rubs off on me!



The Deconstructed Sketch is posted weekly on Thursdays at 6 am CST. The first sketch of the month is sponsored and therefore has a time limit, but the rest are open-ended, so for those, feel free to join in whenever you can. This first sketch of February is sponsored by Saturated Canary. I had not seen these images before being given the opportunity to choose an image for today. Of course, now I'm seeing them all over the place, and I can spot Krista's artistry a mile away. I would have happily chosen her whole catalog if I could have!  Be sure to check out the Saturated Canary etsy shop, and if you're as smitten as I am, then play along for a chance to win two digis of your choice, courtesy of Saturated Canary. Jen has the link-up tool, along with the challenge deadline, here on her blog.

Sketch inspiration from the Deconstructed Sketch crew:




The image I used is Secrets, Ragamuffin Friends. I printed on Neenah Solar White card stock and colored with Copics. The papers are from Simple Stories' Happy Day 6x6 collection. The oval label die-cuts are from The Cat's Pajamas, and the letter stickers are by Jenni Bowlin. Scallop border die is by My Favorite Things, the brown pearls are Kaisercraft, and the flowers are a combination of Zva Creative and Recollections.

See you soon! And keep those tin cans handy. Just sayin' {wink}.


38 comments:

Lisa H. said...

soooo excited to see you join the Deconstructing Sketch crew....LOVE your work AND this card is no different. beautiful!

Victoria said...

Serious serious colouring skills in the card above, so you'll fit right in with the team! Absolutely stunning layout

Tina said...

wow this is so beautiful...amazing coloring and details...you always have amazing creations

Tina

Jennifer Shults said...

This is so so gorgeous Amy. I was anxious to see what you would do with this layout and your seriously rocked it. I love how you have the green panel extending off the edges of the card and that gorgeous flower twine combo. Just stunning!

Annette said...

I am totally blown away right now...this card is so so adorable. Wow your coloring is amazing and what a fun scene you have created...

Jenny said...

Your coloring is fantastic!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

AMY! OMG...your coloring is STUNNING on this!! I am blown away!!

kadie said...
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kadie said...

Amy, I'm SO EXCITED that you're joining us this term! AND you've made a FABulous debut; this card is AMAZING!! All of the details are perfection! Hugs, kadie

Marisa said...

No worries about you fitting in with the colouring, your's is amazing! Enjoy your DT gig as I know they will enjoy having you!!

Dorcas said...

THis is amazing, Amy! Such a gorgeous card!!

Oliwiaen said...

Love the sketch, the colours you used and the image is supercute! And really, you haven't the slightest reason to be ashamed of your colouring skills!!!

jen said...

Your card is amazing!! How did you lern how to color so well?? I would love to learn. Great job.
Hugs,jen

Country Mouse said...

Wow!! This is one beautiful card!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!

Country Mouse said...

Wow!! This is one beautiful card!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!

Sabrina said...

So Sweet, Amy!! I just love your colouring!! I need to remember to try text piecing too. Fantastic card!

Melody said...

Amazing coloring! You will fit right in the rest of the team!!

craftyb said...

This is simply gorgeous....amazing colouring!bx

Donna said...

Ha... Hope our skills rub off on you!! More like hope yours will inspire ours!!! This card is just amazing in every single way Amy!! So happy to have you join us for the next 3 months... Xx

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

This is just stunning Amy! Your coloring is just flawless!

Lisa Lynn said...

Amy your coloring is gorgeous! And you matched it to your papers perfectly. Love the bright flowers.

Susie said...

Look at that coloring!! It just pops with color - beautiful! I think you're going to hold your own in that department. I also like the lettering used for the sentiment. It fits well with the composition. Cute as a button *smiling*

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your Copics skills are unbelievable! The hair...WOW! And I love how you did the banner at the bottom! Great card!
Mackie

Susi Kelly said...

Love that I have another opportunity to see your beautiful work through another Design Team - congrats, Amy! I so adore your cards, which usually have tons of elements to feast the eyes on, that I forget just how AMAZING your colouring skills are. Cards like this one remind me. Another beauty!

Lisa S. said...

Hold the phone! ;) WOW Amy, you can color and my ? is, "is there anything you can not do?" Obviously the answer is no because your color debut is spectacular!
Congratulations and I'm looking forward to the next card.

Debi said...

Cute, Cute, CUTE! I love how you think out of the box even with a sketch, how the layers overlap and extend off the card. I would've never thought of that.

BettyBee said...

Amy, this is just fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing this team... new to me, and I love them :) Your coloring on these friends is just superb... your color choices are so inspiring. Great layers, and textures, too. As always, I love to see what you have to share. Happy creating!

Vickie Z said...

Girl....you have serious coloring skills too!!! Fabulous card!!!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Awesome!

Kathy Jones said...

WOW Amy, this is gorgeous!!! I just love the border layering and the cut up sentiment and your colouring is STUNNING!!!!

LindaH said...

WOWZER! Your coloring is so bang on here I'm at a loss for words!

Conniecrafter said...

Awww that is the sweetest image and I don't think you could get any better on your coloring you have mastered it already, awesome work!

Sandy said...

I love this! Anyone who pickles paper instead of pickles is alright by me!!
Sandy

mochamama said...

Love it love it love it Amy, the colors just pop and the layout is adorable....so is the image! HUGS

Pam Varnell said...

You are just too modest girl. I hope some of your magical mojo flows MY WAY. The coloring on this is probably some of the best I have seen anywhere. This card just makes me smile. If only our children could be entertained with paper cups in this electronic age we're in these days. Love it Amy!!!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

There's not much you can't do, is there? :) I was so happy to see your name amongst the DS gals... I'm hoping to tackle this sketch before the deadline, I'm feeling inspired after seeing your beauty here!

nwilliams6 said...

I totally love your take on this sketch - wow!

Pet73 said...

What a pretty card! And the colouring is great!