FFF: It's A Sketch!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Good Morning and a happy Friday to everyone!

I hope you all had a great week! I'm looking forward to this weekend for two reasons; New Moon DVD comes out tonight and Saturday looks like it's going to hit 70 degrees! Woohooooo! Can you say AWESOME!! :) It's a pity that it has to end so soon - Monday going to be a brisk 49 deg! Yikes! I guess summer isn't quite ready to stick around yet. :(

Today's Farm Fresh Friday challenge is a sketch by the fabulous Farmer Mary! I love sketches!

But I have to admit that Miss Mary's one had me running scared this week! That center vertical panel completely threw me and I had no idea what to do for it. I eventually decided to camouflage it by picking a very subtle piece of matching paper. I chose to use little Marlene from the Sweet Messages set and colored her up with my reinkers and aquapainter brush. I was so excited to get this Basic Grey paper last weekend at my LSS. I actually went looking for the new Green At Heart and Kioshi collections but couldn't find them, so I ended up caving and buying them online. Can't go wrong with Basic Grey right?? :) I love how Marlene and the Origins collection go together so well!

All the panels were sponged with Distress Inks 'Frayed Burlap' and machine stitched with black thread. The inverted scallops are done with decorative scissors and I scattered some adhesive rhinestones around the card because, well....it looked pretty! :D The sentiment is from a There She Goes set called Birdy Wishes.

Want to see more creations with the sketch? Then check out what the Farmer's and Critter Crew created with it:



Thanks so much for stopping by today and this week! I didn't get a chance to window shop on Etsy this week :( so no Etsy Friday Finds this week - sorry! Have a great weekend everyone!


Supplies
Stamps: The Greeting Farm 'Sweet Messages', There She Goes 'Birdie Wishes'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Pretty In Pink, Close To Cocoa, Old Olive, So Saffron, More Mustard, Soft Sky, Cool Caribbean, Going Gray
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - Basic Grey 'Origins Collection
Access: Buttons, Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, Adhesive Rhinestones, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals

14 Comments:

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Sandra this is adorable!!! You did a fabby job with the sketch and I love that paper and the sprinkle of Rhinestones. Your coloring is gorgeous. I think I ended up using paper from the same pack. Love this cutie in Greens and Golds.

Seoulscrappin' said...

I love this card ... I don't have any stamps from this company but think I am going to have to invest in some. Totally fabulous card!

Randi said...

What an amazing version of the sketch!! I LOVE this card Sandra! The dark vintage-y papers and colors are stunning! Love how you colored Marlene's image.
Have a wonderful weekend!! I'm going to miss you over at the Dare!

Mercy said...

oh, sandra...this is simply perfection! beautiful coloring, dp, and distressing...awesome job!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Sandra your card is DARLING!!! I love the colors, and the dp and of course your oh sooooo SWEET image!!! Beautiful job hun!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Kim said...

Beautiful combo of papers and colors and your little guy is so gorgeously colored!

kadie said...

I LOVE that you used this stamp for the sketch and paired it with that sentiment! It's perfect!! And there's just something about leaving a white edge around an image that I LOVE too! Beautiful job with the hints of black...they really make this layout pop! Have a great weekend, my friend!

the whimsical butterfly said...

STUNNING! I LOVE that sentiment, too and your coloring/DP's is perfect-just perfectly balanced and put together! LOVE it, Sandra!

Judy McMullen said...

Beautiful card,Sandra! And I love Basic Grey papers and especially these Origins d.p. And such a cute, cute image and sentiment! Enjoy your sunshine!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh PERFECT!!

Heather Schlatter said...

Sandra,

This is totally wonderful you really used those origins papers well and your coloring is amazing as always!!!

I love your take on the sketch!!!

Sorry I got my post up late today had a bad headache but much better now!!!!

Love this!!!

Heather

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card! I'm excited to get NM this weekend too!

Tasha said...

SO beautiful! Loving the mix of papers and the fab sentiment
love tasha xx

WickedPixie said...

Beautiful! :-)Traci

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