Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 163-Go Bananas

I've been sitting on some exciting news for a little while now and today, I can finally share it!  I'm joining the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge team!  I was thrilled when Karen invited me to join the team and I couldn't wait to get started on my first sketch.  And, here it is . . .

Here's my card for the sketch.  I used the Go Bananas set from The Cat's Pajamas for my card.  I stamped the set's monkey pair on a long white panel, colored the images with Copic markers, then used a sponge with some light blue ink and a cloud template to add a soft cloud-filled sky backdrop.

The image panel is set on a piece of green dotted paper along with a strip of dot embossed kraft cardstock.  Instead of using a strip of ribbon or cardstock across the cardfront, I wrapped some yellow baker's twine around the card and secured it with a big button.

I hope you'll join us and play along with this week's sketch.  Be sure to link up your creation to Karen's blog so we can check it out.  For lots of inspiration to get your Sunday morning off to a great start, be sure to visit the rest of the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge team.  Here's where you can find them:
Dana White
Dawn Easton
Jackie Pedro
Jen Shults-this week's guest designer
Karen Motz
Lynn Put
Melissa Hubert
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick

Materials Used:
Go Bananas stamp set, Neenah white cardstock, Divine Twine yellow baker's twine (The Cat's Pajamas); Creme de Menthe cardstock (Gina K Designs); So Saffron and Crumb Cake cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Mint Dot designer paper (BoBunny); Swiss Dot embossing folder (Cuttlebug); green button (Michaels)


  1. Oh Lori, this is so cute!!! Love the addition of the twine with the button!!! Looking forward to playing along with you on the sketch team!!

  2. Welcome to the team Lori! Your card totally makes me smile, it's so fun! Your monkeys swinging from the vines is adorable!

  3. Lori this is adorable!!! Love how you used the sketch. Your coloring is amazing. Sooooo excited to be working on the team with you.

  4. So cute Lori, love those monkeys!! Welcome to the Sweet Sunday Team!!

  5. What a fun image and I love the twine/button combo!!! Welcome to the team!!

  6. Congrats! Wonderful card, so fun!

  7. Yay! Congrats Lori! Your card is just Adorable! Love the fun image and your Awesome fluffy clouds too! 8-)


  8. Congrats on 200 challenges at the color throw down. I didn't see a post for it so I hope it's OK that I'm putting this here.

  9. So cute, Lori! I love those little monkeys and your card is darling! Welcome :)

  10. Awe- love it Lori!! COngrats on joining the SSSC DT!!!

  11. awesome and congrats. always love your cards....this one is CUTE!!!

  12. Lori these monkeys are too cute! LOVE the twine in the button


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