Jan 1, 2012

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 149

Good morning - It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of this post to enter your card. The links will close in two weeks, next Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time), and I'll select my most favorite card to feature on my blog on Saturday and the winner will be a guest designer on a future Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. So, as long as your card is linked by 10 PM next Friday, your card will be in the running. Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC149 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

We're changing things up here for 2012 {new year = new look} and instead of a weekly challenge, we'll be slowing it down a bit and creating a new challenge every other week.  Now you have 7 days longer to make a card for the challenge.  If you're like me, that short 7-day week gets away from me way to quickly - you should see all the sketches I have earmarked on the to-do list, LOL!

Edited:  If you ever wonder how much time you have left to upload your submission, you can look at the bottom of the challenge post and Inlinkz will show you how many days (or hours) are remaining until the challenge closes.  

WANT TO BE A GUEST Sweet Sunday Stamper?  I'll be picking my favorite card or project after each challenge and that winner will have a special guest spot as a designer on a future Sweet Sunday Challenge.  I'm SO excited about this!  You can enter as many different cards as you'd like before the following Friday deadline, so get stampy!

Now, on to this week's challenge.  If you saw the sneak peek on Facebook, then you know there is a sweet prize this week!  Woot!!  Sparkle Creations is sponsoring this week's challenge and that means you have a chance to win 2 - TWO - adorable stamps from the store.  Sparkle has graciously offered to give away:





On Friday, January 13th, I'll be randomly selecting one winner through a random number generator, so enter as many times as you like - you just need to make a new card each time you enter and add a direct link to the blog post or online gallery photo of your project to qualify.  Sound good?!?

So, to celebrate Sparkle Creations this week, I made a card with Ice Skating Chloe.


LOVE her!  I dressed her up all pink and turquoise, cause you can do that when you stamp, LOL!  I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored her with lots and lots of Copic markers.  The patterned papers are some of the few remaining scraps I have left of Holly Jolly Christmas by Echo Park.  For the ribbon, I used the gathering stitch (setting E on the Janome Sew Mini) and sewed directly on the ribbon and then gathered it to pucker - then I glued it to the paper.

The Sweet Sunday Stampers have amazing sketch samples to show you today, so stop on by to see:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karen





recipe -
stamps: ice skating chloe (sparkle creations)
paper: blossom (bazzill), aqua mist (pti), choice snow white (te), holly jolly christmas (echo park)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, rose satin ribbon, pearl pearls (kaisercraft), sewing machine, thread, foam tape

24 comments:

Lynn Put said...

Happy New Year Karen! Lovely card using this sweet image! I really like your pretty pastel color combo and gathered ribbon!

Candace said...

Karen, your card is adorable! I love the sketch this week, and I love the changes! How fun to have a guest designer contest, and I also love the extra week to play along! :) Thanks for always providing great sketches to inspire us. Happy New Year!!

~amy~ said...

your card is simply adorable!!!!!

Lisa H. said...

beatuiful card.....I'm getting crafty with it in a bit. love the new 2 week time frame, yes, the 7 day week sure goes fast. thanks for keeping your sketches going....always love them. Happy new year!

zehra said...

Awesome coloring, this year I want to learn how to color with copics

Kathy D. said...

I think the girls answered it above but I'm confused is the challenge one week or two weeks? I read both above so just wanted to make sure cause I love using your sketches....they are just perfect! If so I like the extra week as I agree that weeks seem to fly bye!

Vicki B. said...

Super sweet Karen, that little ice skating girl is adorable and your coloring is fabulous as always!!! Happy New Year!!!

Dana White said...

Karen she is so sweet. Love the guest idea for this year! Happy New Year

Jennifer said...

Very pretty card, Karen!!! :) Love the colors!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Marianne said...

Beautiful Card

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOVE your card--love the colors and your coloring for the SCRS image!! LOVE your stitching too--love it all:) Just uploaded my card for the SCRS DT!!! <3

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

What a fab sketch! Thanks for the continued fun.

Leslie said...

Happy New Year to you! Love this sketch and will certainly be using it again! Your card is so pretty - soft colours, the pearls, the ribbon (thanks for the tip on that too), all so, so pretty!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, love this sketch and had fun with it!

~amy~ said...

such a sweet card...love your sketch!

Sparkle Smith said...

This is just adorable!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

What a sweet card. I wish I could master Copics half as well. The changes to SSSC sound like a fantastic idea. Looking forward to playing along in 2012.

Heidi Brawley said...

Great sketch! Happy New Year!
Hugs, Heidi

Debbie Carriere said...

I almost forgot to link up :). Great sketch, Karen. Adorable card, too!

margie c {The Bumble Girl} said...

What a super sweet card! Thanks for another wonderful sketch :)

Michele L. said...

Hi Karen,
First happy new Year.
Second- I love love your sketches
Third- I am beyond excited about this 2 week sketch. I feel like I'll have more time to play and most likely will always submit a Riley card along with the sketch! Thank so much for this.

Shannon White said...

Happy New Year Miss Karen! I just Love your sketches and was thrilled to see you had changed up the time line, I know I will be able to play along a lot more often now Yay! 8-) Your Card is Soo Adorable! Love the Sweet image and the Pretty color pallet you chose too! Just Beautiful! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Jennifer Shults said...

Awesome sketch Karen! I can't wait to use it!! LOVE the new sketch look!! That tag is FANTASTIC!

Lisa T said...

I love the colors on your card! The ribbon is gorgeous, too. The stamps are so adorable! Whoever wins them is a lucky stamper.