Card Patterns 160....Guest Designer!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Saturday Everyone!

By the time this post goes live I'll be back home from my work trip to Sacramento, CA. It's been a long, long week, but a successful one. We managed to draw up the warehouse with all it's storage rack and conveyor, but including travel time, I have clocked 75hrs! I am beyond exhausted! My Little Ray of Sunshine has a dance class this morning, so it's back to my regular routine for me! :)

A few weeks back, I made this card using Card Patterns #157 sketch that ended up winning that week's challenge! My prize for winning? A guest designer spot with Card Patterns #160 sketch challenge this week! :)

You can head over to the Card Patterns blog to check out the sketch and all the details, but before you go, check out what I created with it! ;)

Since it's Easter Sunday tomorrow, I had to make a card to give my little girl for the occasion! I used the Egg-stra Special mini set from There She Goes because it's one of my favorite Easter sets that I own!

I pretty much followed the sketch to a tee, but instead of flowers, I used buttons. And I just centered the sentiment a little to balance out the card. The vertical element was made using a strip of scrap paper and using my Labels Eight Nestie on the bottom of it. If you click on the card, you many be able to see the row of adhesive rhinestones I added to match the detail on the sketch.

I colored this sweetie with my SU reinkers and aquapainter brush on Strathmore Bristol Vellum. I first colored the background in with Cool Caribbean, then her skin with a little of the Creamy Caramel ink. Then her dress was colored with Morning Marigold and a little bit of Really Rust in the areas of shadow. Her hair was colored by layering Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.

I hope you can play along with this week's sketch too! Have a fantastic Easter weekend!

Stamps: There She Goes 'Egg-Stra Special'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', SU's Creamy Caramel, Pretty In Pink, Morning Marigold, Sahara Sand, Cool Caribbean,
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - October Afternoon 'Thrift Store' collection
Access: Spellbinders Oval Nesties,


Anna-Karin said...

This is such a sweet card! Love the stamp and your great colouring. The buttons, especially the heart one, are so cute. Thank you for being our guest designer this week!

~amy~ said...

super duper cute...congrats on the guestie spot!

Tricia T said...

I love how you used the labels eight nestie! I'll definitely be casing that idea!! TFS!!


April said...

Super cute card Sandra!!! THANK YOU for posting the re-inker colors and what you used for skin and hair.... I spent many hours the other day going thru all your previous posts trying to decide if I should buy stampin up re-inkers or tombow markers... ??? The tombows won out, but I am still going to gather the other supplies too.... THANKS!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Congrats! I won last week so you will see
My guest Dt card soon too! Hope you get lots of comments and new blog visitors.

Sandra MacLean said...

Oh April! If you EVER have a question about any of my cards, just email me! I love getting questions! :)

April said...

Thanks Sandra!! Your coloring is phenomenal!! I love what you can do with a little ink and and aqua pen!

Marlena M. said...

Your card is darling Sandra! I love the papers and sweet image.

Arielle H Gordon said...

I love this, Sandra - it's just GORGEOUS!!! Your coloring is amazing!

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