Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 194-Ahoy Matey

It’s time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! I created a whimsical nautical themed design using stamps and dies from The Cat’s Pajamas. My card also fits the current TCP Tuesday paper piecing challenge. You can find all the challenge details here, but hurry, since the challenge ends tomorrow!

Instead of coloring, I paper pieced the whale image from the A Whale of a Time set using a combination of patterned paper and solid cardstock. I set the whale on a light blue panel with a pair of navy blue strips die cut with TCP’s CutUpsWave Border die along the bottom.

The simple scene is adhered to a striped patterned paper panel over a panel of red star patterned paper and a strip of navy blue ribbon. Once it was in place, I added a pair of shimmery white clouds, made by cutting apart a strip of clouds cut with the CutUps Cloud Border die. I stamped the “ahoy matey” sentiment on the larger of the two clouds 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
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Lisa Henke
Lynn Put
Melissa Hubert
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick

Materials Used:
A Whale of a Time stamp set, CutUps Wave Border and Cloud Border dies (The Cat’s Pajamas); Memento Nautical Blue and Tuxedo Black inks (Tsukineko); Real Red, Night of Navy, and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Sea Glass cardstock (Avery Elle); Rough and Tumble 6x6 paper pad (Carta Bella); navy blue satin ribbon (Michaels); foam tape


  1. great card, Lori. love that whale and the waves....super sweet!

  2. Lori, this is so cute! The paper pieced whale swimming in the waves is perfect!

  3. This little guy just makes me happy, happy, happy! I love the colors you chose for this sketch.

  4. This is adorable! Your colors and patterns are perfect with this fun little sea scene!

  5. So adorable Lori, love that cute whale!!!

  6. Cute, cute, cute!!! I love his little sailor hat and the papers are perfection!

  7. Another fave!!! This card w: the perfect color combo -- waves -- & cheerful whale --- adorable !!! :)) :))
    Really really like this cute card!!

  8. This is as CUTE as can be!! I LOVE that you paper pieced the whale! I have this set and have never inked it up...thanks for the inspiration!!!

  9. This is so sweet. The paper poi exes whale is awesome.


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