Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 165-Happy Birthday

It’s time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Karen’s created another fun sketch for us to try with a big image panel and lots of layers.

Here’s my take on the sketch. I used Rag Doll Emma:  Happy, one of the leaning rag dolls from Clear and Simple Stamps for my focal image. The big sentiment that comes with the rag doll set filled the panel nicely. Instead of stamping the outlined word with the matching solid image, I colored it with Copic markers. The die cut rag doll image is colored with a bunch of different Copic markers and set next to the words with foam tape.

For the other two large panels on the card, I mixed and matched a pair of coordinating patterned papers. I used solid cardstock scraps for the trio of long, narrow strips at the bottom of the card. A sparkly chipboard star with a pink twine button accents the trio.

To play along, just create a card based on the sketch and link it up on Karen’s blog. For lots of inspiration be sure to check out what the other Sweet Sunday Sketch stampers and our special guest stamper have created for you this week. Here’s where to find them:

Amy White, guest stamper
Dana White
Dawn Easton
Jackie Pedro
Karen Motz
Lynn Put
Melissa Hubert
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick 

I'm heading out of town today for a few days on a big crafty adventure with a bunch of other amazing bloggers, courtesy of Michaels. I have posts planned to keep you busy while I'm away, but I'm sure I'll have lots of exciting things to share when I return later this week. 

Materials Used:
Rag Doll Emma: Happy stamp and die set, Perfect Little Black Dress ink, I’m a Princess Pink, Simply Blue-tiful, Green with Envy, Coral Necklace and A Blanc Check cardstock, Copic markers (YG0000, YG01, YG03, YG05, E000, E00, E11, E31, E35, RV00, R81, R83, R85, Y21, Y32, B01, B02, B04), Coral Necklace button, Divine Twine pink baker’s twine (Clear and Simple Stamps); Hip Hooray “Girl”—Happy Day designer paper (My Mind’s Eye); Mint Dot designer paper; (BoBunny); glittered chipboard star (Recollections); foam tape


  1. Super cute, Lori! I adore how you used the die cut and popped her up over the sentiment. SO cute!

  2. So sweet, just love that rag doll!!! It is adorable!!

  3. Lori this is such a great take on this sketch. I have never see these images before. Can you say, LOVE?! They are so stinkin' cute. Your coloring is stunning!

  4. Awesome card with the sketch. Love now she is leaning on the sentiment

  5. Sweet card Lori! Your coloring on this cute image looks fantastic and I really like the pretty colors you used!
    Looking forward to hearing about how your Michaels trip went!

  6. Very cute! Love the star accent!!


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