Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 182-Ahoy There

It’s time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Even though spring has just arrived here, I'm thinking ahead to summer already with my ocean themed design using stamps and dies from The Cat's Pajamas.

I made a simple scene for my focal image with the whale from the A Whale of a Time stamp set and the CutUps Wave Border die. I die cut two navy blue cardstock strips with the Wave Border die and arranged them at the bottom of a light blue circle to make a background for the whale. I’ve never had much success when I’ve tried to color this whale image, so I paper pieced it with a scrap of grid patterned paper. Much better! I adhered the paper pieced image to the panel with some foam tape.

I mixed and matched three different papers from a patterned paper pad for the cardfront. I used a simple blue woodgrain to cover most of the cardfront, then used a bolder circle pattern and a  grid pattern for the panels on the cardfront. The grid pattern was subtle enough that I could stamp the set’s “ahoy there” sentiment on it in navy blue ink.

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 have created for you this week. Here’s where to find them:

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

Materials Used:
A Whale of a Time stamp set, CutUps Wave Border die (The Cat’s Pajamas); Memento Tuxedo Black and Nautical Blue inks (Tsukineko); Night of Navy, Real Red, Bashful Blue, and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Play Date 6x6 paper pad (My Mind’s Eye); circle dies (Spellbinders); silver brads (Michaels); foam tape


  1. I LOVE this Lori!! Gorgeous take on the sketch - that whale is obviously having a whale of a time in the fab scene you've created!

  2. He is so cute just sitting there on the water - how fun is the hat?! Love the papers and the paper piecing - so sweet!

  3. Love that fun whale with the bright polka dots in the background!

  4. Fantastic card, love the layout! Great papers and the waves are so cool.

  5. So fun, that whale is super cute!!!

  6. I simply adore this set. Every time I see it it just makes me smile. L*O*V*E your take on the sketch and the papers you used.

  7. So happy to be a part of your challenge this week!

    You made the most adorable card! Just look at that happy guy swimming along! I can't wait to get out there when the weather is warmer! :)

  8. LOVE this Lori!! That TCP whale is perfect for this sketch :) Great job!!

  9. Goodness this is so adorable! Love your fun colors and paper pieced whale!

  10. This is so sweet and I love the scene you created


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