Guest Designer? Me?!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

My regular readers probably know by now that I don't normally post on a Saturday...unless it's for something special, so you know I have something to scream from the roof tops today!!

For the month of July, I get to play along with Jen del Muro, of I{heart}2stamp fame, and her Sketch For You To Try posse! Waahoooo!!! I can't begin to tell you how excited I was when Jen emailed me this week! Some of my all time favorite card making idols are on this team as well as design team mates I have the pleasure of stamping along side with every month! Score!

The image above is this week's sketch. It's a fabulous one right? I see lots of possibilities with this much so, I may have to make another one next week! :)

We're heading out this morning to pick strawberries and the crew will stage a mutiny if I hold us up, so without further adieu, here's the card I created with the sketch!

I have seriously been neglecting my Whipper Snapper stamps!! My mission this summer is to dig out all the stamps that haven't seen ink in a while or no ink at all and, well, USE THEM! :) I have a very loud conscience.

This cute little scene is from Anna Wight's Beware of Bears set. It was a no-brainer as to which paper I had to use for this image....Cosmo Cricket's Mr Campy of course! Why mess with a good thing right?! :) I colored up the image with my reinkers and aquapainter brush on some Strathmore Bristol Vellum (remember, it's not really vellum!). Then I sponged around it with some Antique Linen ink from Distress Inks to age it just a tad and paper pierced the edges. For the card base, I sponged the panels with various Distress Inks and machine stitched them to some coordinating cardstock. To add some interest, I matted the largest panel twice and distressed it's edges with my edge distresser. The brown ribbon was calling my name so I caved and used it! I made it into more of a knot-bow instead of a proper bow, just to not make it so girly! The sentiment is from a coordinating set called the Great Outdoors.

Of course, before you get started on your creations, I know you're going to want to see what Jen's girls have created with this sketch too! Here's a list of their blogs:
Ok, that's it from me. I'm off to pick me some strawberries! :) Thanks so much for stopping by on this beautiful Saturday morning! Hope it's gorgeous where you are! Oh, and happy July 4th to all my American friends!

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs 'Beware of Bears' and 'Great Outdoors'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Old Olive, Certain Celery, Morning Marigold, Going Gray, Not Quite Navy, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - Cosmo Cricket 'Mr. Campy Collection'
Access: Ribbon, Spellbinders Labels One and Four Nestibilities, Pebbles Inc. Candy Dots - Brown, Machine Stitching, Paper Piercer, Sponges, Dimensionals


scrapn_momof2 said...

Gorgeous card! I love the papers and the colors used.

Theresa said...

How very cute! It reminds of me when I was a kid and every 4th of July weekend we went camping.

Hope you had a great day picking strawberries.

Lisa Summerhays said...

I love the Mr. Campy papers. Great sketch! Love the stamps you paired up with the paper.

Alyssa S said...

I'm a fairly new follower on your blog, and I just have to say that I love your style! Congrats on being picked to be the Guest Designer on SFYTT - you were picked due to your amazing talent!

This card is outstanding! I love all the little details that make this card pop!

Gabriela said...

Honestly! This comes as no surprise to me whatsoever. You're going to have to try a lot harder to surprise me. You are a FORMIDABLE artist and people are noticing. Congratulations on your Guest Designer gig at SFYTT. Your camping card is sensational. I'm so happy for you.

Jessica Diedrich said...

How super cool! LOVE Jen's sketches! Your card is absolutely gorgeous, girlie!

Judy McMullen said...

Congrats, Sandra, on the guest designer for SFYTT. I love her sketches and you've greated a terrific card with it. So appropriate for this time of the year! Love it!!!

Christi Flores said...

Congrats!! Your card is wonderful!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Congrats girl!! You and your card ROCK!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Congrats Sandra! Love this card!

Amber Hight said...

GORGEOUS card my friend! Your coloring blows me away every time I see it!!! Welcome to the team:)

~amy~ said...

woot woot Sandra!!! Love your card...hmmm...thanks for inspiring me to bring out the Mr. Campy line!!

Crafty Jenn said...

Wow Sandra! This card is awesome! I love, and miss my Mr. Campy paper. *sigh*

Congrats on your SFYTT guest dt spot! It's obvious why Jen contacted you!

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