Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 169-Hello

It’s time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!  Karen's sketch for this week is a square card that I did up in a clean and simple style.

Here’s my take on the sketch. I used the photo from the current Paper Smooches Sparks challenge as inspiration. I created my own fall colored tree with the Gently Seasoned set, stamping the branches in several different colors of ink. For a whimsical touch, I added some gingham strips at the bottom of the panel as grass and a tiny wooden bird nestled in the branches of the tree.

The image is set on a kraft panel with a green strip across it. I covered the green strip with a coordinating dotted green patterned paper and added the “hello” sentiment from the Chit Chat set on a strip of cream twill. A trio of copper brads alongside the image finish the design

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, Tracy MacDonald, have created for you this week. Here’s where to find them:
Dana White
Dawn Easton
Jackie Pedro 
Karen Motz
Lynn Put 
Melissa Hubert
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick 
Tracy MacDonald, guest stamper

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Gently Seasoned and Chit Chat stamp sets, Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Rhubarb Stalk, and Bamboo Leaves inks, Simple Stories Harvest Lane 6x6 paper pad, Jillibean Soup Soup Staples II-Green Salt designer paper, May Arts ivory twill

other: Kiwi Kiss, More Mustard, and Very Vanilla cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); copper brads (Michaels); wood veneer bird (Studio Calico)


  1. Lori, this is wonderful! The rolling grass hills and the fabulous fall colours are fantastic!

  2. I love this set too! Your little birdie is perfect!

  3. Super fall card, love that little bird in the tree!!!

  4. This is simple and sweet with those gorgeous fall coloured leaves!!

  5. So sweet, and I love the colors! Wonderful card!

  6. What a great card Lori! I love your tree image with the multi-colored leaves and sweet wooden bird!

  7. This is a beautiful card, Lori! I looooooove that tree--love the papers--LOVE it all! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge;)

  8. What a sweet little bird. Lovely card!

  9. What a perfect fall card. Gorgeous.

  10. Lots of great fall colors here Lori. :-) That cute little birdie in the tree is adorable and I love your paper piecing on the grass. It was a pleasure to guest with you girls this week. Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog! Hugs!

  11. How adorable is this, Lori?! Love, love, love the krafted layer. Never thought of doing that. It's usually my go-to base. LOL! Sorry I didn't get around sooner. I was off playing with Mickey & friends @ Disneyland. :)


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