Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #1

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Welcome to Paper Sweeties' premiere Sketch Inspiration Challenge #1!  Debbie was just so anxious to see what you all could do with the adorable, Paper Sweeties stamps, that she put together a little, monthly, sketch challenge to bring all your creations to the forefront.  Here's where this month's sketch led me.
I started this card by spritzing a piece of White cardstock, through a butterfly template, first with Patina Glimmer Mist and then with Pink Bubblegum Glimmer Mist; ink distressing its edges; adhering it in the top portion of a piece of Kraft cardstock; and machine stitching, with white-threaded, zig-zag stitches, around its edges.
I then stamped the pennants, in Jet Black ink, over the misted portion of my prepped piece; paper pieced them together; and dressed up their ends with kraft, adhesive butterflies, embellished with aqua pearls.
The "Celebrate your day" sentiment was stamped, in White ink, in the bottom right corner of the Kraft, cardstock piece.
A length of seam binding ribbon was then wrapped, around the prepped piece, between the two cardstocks; tied in a dressy bow; and embellished with a mini aqua button, laced with a couple of hemp twine bows, as well as a stamped, in Lucky Limeade ink, on ink distressed, White cardstock, and hand cut, sentiment star, which was secured with a mini clothespin, before adhering the entire thing, with foam tape, to the Pool Party, cardstock, card face, to complete the look.
Okay, y'all!  Now, it's your turn, and I cannot wait to see what you all come up with!  Here's this month's sketch to help get you started.
You have until the close of the month EST to get your takes linked up over at the challenge link above in order to be in the running to win two, Paper Sweeties stamp sets.  Yea!  And if you don't have any Paper Sweeties stamps sets, to create with, yet, no worries!  Debbie has enabled a ONE-DAY coupon code (SKETCH #1) for 20% off your entire order.  Double yea!  Then, we'll have a brand new sketch, for you all, beginning December 1, 2012.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to stop by the Paper Sweeties Blog to see how some of the rest of the team, too, have interpreted the sketch.  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Hand Stamped By: - sentiment star, Pennant Party - pennants, & So Sweet of You - sentiment (Paper Sweeties) Paper: Kraft & White (Wplus9); Pool Party & aqua star (SU); bright pink text (Jillibean Soup); lime star (October Afternoon) Ink: White & Lucky Limeade (SU); Tea Dye, Antique Linen, & Jet Black (Ranger) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); adhesive kraft butterflies (Maya Road); aqua pearls (The Hobby House); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); seam binding ribbon (Prairie Bird Boutique); aqua button (SU); Pink Bubblegum & Patina Glimmer Mists (Tattered Angels); butterfly template (Jenni Bowlin); mini clothespin (Canvas Corp.)


Tracy said...

This is so sweet Jinny! Those banners are super cute. :-) Love the cotton candy colors too. Hugs!

Lynn said...

The banners and tiny little butterflies are oh so adorable!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are AMAZING!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee this! LOVING the colors and love love love the banners!!!

Annette Allen said...

oh i love this..the stamped background is AMAZING...great color combo and super fun design..

Debbie said...

Absolutely sweet inspiration for our inaugural Sweeties Sketch challenge, Jinny! Thank you so much for your wonderful creativity :)

Laurie said...

Gorgeous! I love that big bow!

~Tammy~ said...

This is precious!