Sketch Frenzy Friday 090211

Howdy all!! Welcome to Friday!! Sorry to have been absent from stamping & blogging all week! Taking a vacation I guess :) But, Friday means another Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch & Mini tour so back to stamping for me!! And, it's my sketch this week too! Fun, fun!!

Here is the card I created

based on this sketch I also created!!

When creating the sketch I had several of these fun new backgrounds in mind. Well, Medallion was around last year, but Hello Doily, Sunflower & Sweet Floral are new. So much more than a "background" and so much fun to work with!! I chose the Sunflower to play with tonight. The card base is Soft Suede Textured with accent layers of More Mustard and Cherry Cobbler. The Sunflower was stamped in Black Stazon on Confetti Cream card stock. I colored the Sunflower with Watercolor Crayons in More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler &  Soft Suede. I tried to replicate an actual sunflower that I grew this year that had a ring of red among the yellow. I first colored in the front petals with More Mustard. Next I went over the background ones (they appear black in the picture) with Cherry Cobbler and added the "ring of red" over the More Mustard. Lastly, the center was done with Soft Suede. In the center is a fun new Soft Suede button from the Holiday Mini catalog. Can you say HUGE??  but fun!! I knotted a Very Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon in the center and attached with Mini Glue dots. At the bottom is a Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots ribbon upside down-the dots were too much. The saying is from Pursuit of Happiness and I just can't help using it with this stamp!! It's like they were made to go together!!

Thanks for stopping by today!! Continue on our the tour by clicking HERE To see what Kim has created this week!! Make sure to play along with us this week! Remember, the main Sketch Frenzy Friday blog and all member blogs are linked in my right sidebar if you happen to get derailed at any point. Hoping to get back into stamping mode this next week!!


Tammy Fite said...

Gorgeous card--love the coloring!!!

Deb said...

Very pretty! I love the ring of red! And those huge buttons are really fun! Great job and great sketch!

Creative Apple Scrampers said...

LOVE your card! Amazing techniques on our tour this week! You ladies are amazing!

inkedx2 said...

Very pretty! Love your colors. That stamp is on my wishlist.

Kim Innis said...

Love the sketch and love your card!

Patrice H said...

What a great way to highlight this stamp it is so going on my wish list!!!! What beautiful card!