Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 200-Sending Happy Thoughts

It’s time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Today’s a special day since it’s our 200th, yes 200th, sketch! That’s a lot of fabulous sketches and inspiration, isn’t it? In honor of this milestone, Karen will be giving away gift cards to My Favorite Things to a few lucky challenge participants, so be sure to play along with us and link up your creation. 

Sending Happy Thoughts-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from WPlus9I used the sketch to create a feminine, floral design.  I used the new More Fresh Cuts stamp set from WPlus9 to make a floral cluster at the bottom of the oval panel. These flowers work beautifully with the companion Fresh Cut Florals set or on their own, too. I didn’t have any specific plan in mind for arranging the flowers when I started. I just die cut a bunch of flowers and leaves using the coordinating dies, then stamped away in coordinating colors of Memento Luxe inks. Once the inks had set, I played around with the arrangement until I found something I liked. The “sending happy thoughts” sentiment from the Strictly Sentiments 2 set is stamped in the open space on the oval panel in dark pink ink.

The stamped and decorated panel is adhered to a pale pink panel over a piece of coordinating green patterned paper. I added a matching green cardstock tab to the top of the panel, dressing it up with a pair of tiny pearls. The finished panel is adhered to a dark pink card base.

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:
from i {heart} papers: WPlus9 More Fresh Cuts and Strictly Sentiments 2 stamp sets and More Fresh Cuts dies, Tsukineko Memento Luxe Pear Tart, Angel Pink, Rose Bud, and Tuxedo Black inks, Echo Park Here and Now 6x6 paper pad, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, and Kiwi Kiss cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); white cardstock, white self-adhesive pearls  (Michaels); Die-namics Pierced Circle Stax die


  1. How pretty! Love your color combo and lovely flowers, it makes me wish for spring.

  2. Fabulous cluster of flowers!

    Happy holidays to you!

  3. Lori this is gorgeous. I love the font on this sentiment and these colors are just so happy!

  4. Lori this is so pretty. Love the soft colours. Merry Christmas to you and your family

  5. I love this. the colors are beautiful and I just adore those stamps.

  6. So pretty! Love those flowers. I went to order Fresh Cuts Florals last night, and they were out of stock. They must be popular. :)


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