Wednesday, 13 March 2013

It's Sketch Time

Woo Hoo I woke up today and it's not snowing! In fact the sun is shining, so I'm feeding the washing machine in between typing this. What a difference a bit of sunshine makes. Maria has chosen a sketch for this weeks Stampotique   challenge. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy a good sketch, and this is a VERY good sketch :-)
Here it is 
and here's mine, can you see the snow in the background from Monday?
I've used Distress dabbers for my splatty background - this was very therapeutic 'cos I was having a bad day lol. The circles have been sprayed with dylusion inks, and the fabulous birds painted with them. I defy anyone to look at these birds and not smile, they are just so cheerful.
I think France's Banner will make it's way into everything I do from now on!
I've used Kira's Stack of Birds and Birdy Bonnets, together with Fax To Wolfgang.
I had great fun making this and it just happens to be my Mum's birthday today so guess what card she's getting :-)
Please join in with our challenge, just follow the sketch ( you can flip it or whatever) then link up and we can come and have a nosey.
Thanks very much for looking x


  1. Love your tag, the background is fantastic. No fresh snow today, the sun is shining, and its -11° - I will have to wrap up well when I go for my walk! Hugs, Valerie

  2. This is soooo wonderful Sue, so colourful and such fab stamps, looks like you had fun making this!! Big hugs, Sam xx

  3. Love the splatters on the background along with the washi tape strips. Great elements on this sketch.

  4. love the bright colors! it's so happy!

  5. Fabby card Sue. Love the bright colours

  6. oooh thanks for reminding me how theraputic stain splatters are!
    combining all those elements really made a happy card!

    PS: love that you love the banner, and love how you use it ;)))

  7. oh wow! this is gorgeous! soooo colourful and gorgeous

  8. Glorious colours, and the washi is wonderful - what a fab, fun card!
    Alison x

  9. Love it when artists look at a sketch as only a starting point, and equally so when they remain true to the sketch, as you have done here, Sue! You have used your elements to show off both color and stamps. I love France's "banner" stamp, too, and am impatiently waiting for mine to arrive! And, yes, those birdies *did* make me smile! ;-)

  10. Oooh, I missed the lovely stars' details on FB and Stampotique designers's blog !!... Always better to go and see on blogs.. I LOVE this card Sue !!!! Fabulous background, stamps (these birds are so funny, they are on my wish list of course) and so beautiful details... A great interpretation ! Hope all is fine now. Big hugs, coco xx


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