Whimsical Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Good Morning!

I just have to say thank you to everyone who played along on yesterday's TGF blog hop! What an amazing turnout we got! And a BIG personal thank you from me for all your sweet comments about my work. I am truly thankful for them and for you all. I have been in a very 'bah humbug' mood of late. Mainly due to homesickness and not having seen my parents in over 5 years, so it was really touching to read all your wonderful comments. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. :)

Ok, onto today's Whimsical Wednesday Challenge! This week's sketch is a doozy! You can see it over at the Whimsical Wednesday website and don't forget to leave some love for this week's featured Daredevil, Cassie Larson! I hummed and haaed over this sketch for the longest time. It looks a little tricky, but I ended up rotated the sketch and omited the the two strips that wrap around each side with the stars. Then I used a ribbon to represent the strip running straight across the front of the sketch.

The sketch really didn't show a place for a stamp image, and I wasn't going to use one, but I couldn't bring myself to do it and ended up coloring this cute Christmas package image from Whipper Snapper Designs.

We'd love to have you play along with us this week, but before you do, check out what the other girls have created with this sketch:

And this week please give a warm, whimsical welcome to our newest Daredevil Kris Palakiko!! Welcome Kris! We're so excited to have you on board Kris!
Yesterday, Rebecca sent me this awesome YouTube video of the muppets and if you love Queen or the Muppets, you have to check it out!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs 'Lovely Xmas Presents' and 'Season's Greetings'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Cool Caribbean, Sahara Sand, Old Olve, True Thyme, Ruby Red, Cranberry Crisp, Ballet Blue, Morning Marigold, More Mustard
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - My Mind's Eye
Access: Ribbon, Buttons, PTI Rustic Button Twine, Machine Stitching, Dimensionals, Stickles, Stampendous Crystal Snow Glitter


Kate said...

I honestly think that this is one of my favorite cards to date!! I love the simply stated holiday images and the checked ribbon. So great!! I am still trying to figure out how I can get this into a quilt image. LOL Can't wait to see you guys again. I'm making a fab christmas gift for Syd that I will share with you once I have more work done on it. :)

Keep up the great work.

kadie said...

Rockin' video!! I had an Animal drum when I was growing up and my mom said she thinks I used to bang extra hard on it because I was afraid of Animal and his face was on the drum. Is that considered Muppet abuse? LOL!

This card is SO beautiful! I really love that you made it long and gave it a perfect bow! The buttons are a sweet touch too.

I'm glad yesterday helped a little bit...sending you a big hug and hoping that you will continue to be filled in little ways until the time comes when you're reunited with your mum and dad! Luv ya, Girlie!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Awww this is too sweet-LOVE how you flipped the sketch. I'm sending you BIG BIG hugs, my sweet friend. It's very hard to be away from the people we love and I tell you what I am grateful every day for being close to my parents. Even tho there are some months I see them like once a month because we're busy w/ school, lessons, etc..just knowing they're HERE is HUGE. I will hope and pray that you will see them soon! That's what cyber-friends are for...and you have a LOT of those because you are WONDERFUL and I LOVE YA!!!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Sandra.. I love your coloring.. My heart hurts for your homesickness.. I know it must be so hard to be away from your family.. Hugs to you..

Kris said...

i LOVE the warm feeling of your card!!! makes me feel very much at home! thank you for the sweet Welcome! i'm so happy to have joined all of you!!! hugs, Kris

Rebecca Ednie said...

Awwww girl. So sorry u r homesick and miss your family! I can't imagine being so far away from my family. Sooo glad the video helped.

I couldn't figure out those little strips with the stars either. I can't wait to check out if anyone else got it! Your card is so pretty. I love your work. Sorry I don't comment more often!

Lorie said...

Hi Sandra!
This is such a sweet and pretty card, and I'm so sorry you're feeling homesick! Sending you big hugs!

Love ya,

Danni said...

This is fabulous!

Cassie said...

oh man, oh man - this is just uber-gorgeous!!! that bow! your coloring!
i'm desperately wracking my brains for some "aussie strine" that would work in this comment but I'm drawing a blank -

Heather Schlatter said...

Sandra this turned out so super cute I love your coloring as always, and how funny that we both did a tall and skinny or long and skinny card this week I think we were the only ones as far as I have seen!!!!

Great job on this classy card!!!!


Randi said...

So cute Sandra! I like your take on the sketch! And, that gingham ribbon is gorgeous!!
I'm sorry you're feeling blah. You need to go visit home! I don't want a sad Sandra!
Well, if you're feeling blah, I would've never guessed it from the beautiful creations you've been churning out!!
Big hugs!! ~R

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Sandra this is so lovely and simply stated. I love the big ribbon and the addition of the ribbon. Your coloring is perfection.

{{{BIG Hugs}}} I hope you can get back home to see your side of the family soon.

Darla said...

This is beautiful Sandra! I love that stamp image - and you did a fabulous job coloring and shading it. I love how you interpreted the sketch. It took me some time for figure out what to do with it. Wonderful all around!

Shesjetlagd said...

Oh Sandra, I'm sorry that you are feeling kinda humbug-y lately... but I do know the feeling... so, I am sending you (((BIG HUGS))) and hope that you feel better soon. I also hope you are able to find a way to make a trip out to see your parents sometime soon.
Oh and almost forgot - Your card is sooo purdy! Love how you interp'ed the sketch. :)

Kim R. said...

I love how you flipped the card. That's a good idea. I'm glad that I wasn't the only one that struggled with the sketch. You did an amazing job!!

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