Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #5

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hey, y'all!  So excited to be here sharing a brand new Sketch Inspiration Challenge #5 from Paper Sweeties!
I started this card by stamping the Sweeties, in Jet Black ink, on a piece of Oatmeal cardstock; coloring them with colored pencils and mineral spirits; and dressing them in clothing prepared in the same way, hand cut out, and placed in their present positions.  Sophie also received a few Chocolate Chip ink freckles.  I then stamped the banner, in Jet Black ink, just above them and paper-pieced it with a mustard, polka dot, patterned paper, before machine stitching, with double, yellow-threaded, straight, machine stitches, around its edges and adhering it in the top center of the Pool Party, cardstock, card face.
The sentiment tag was laced with a denim ribbon, tied in a bow, which was embellished with an aqua, crinkle ribbon, tied in a knot and a yellow, fringed ribbon, tied in a bow, and topped with an aqua button, laced with a hemp twine bow.
It was then adhered, with foam tape, just below the colored Sweeties to complete the look.
Now, it's your turn!  And here's this month's sketch to get you started.  You have until the close of the month, on Sunday, March 31, 2013, to link up your takes, over at that challenge link above, in order to be in the running to win a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties Shoppe, which will be laden with brand spankin' new Easter goodies TODAY.  Woohoo!
Instead of the regularly scheduled March new stamps being released on the 15th of the month, Debbie bumped up the release schedule so that the Easter theme stamps can be ordered for the upcoming Easter holiday, spring events, and more!  In addition, to help celebrate the March 1st new stamp release, Debbie is offering FREE SHIPPING, from March 1st through March 5th, on your Paper Sweeties orders.  Use FREE SHIPPING coupon code at checkout to redeem your discount!
Also, please be sure to check out the February contest and giveaway winners here.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a fantastic Friday!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Abigail, Sophie, Emma, Rah-Rah! - Sophie's top, You Are Special - Abigail's top, & Pennant Party - banner (Paper Sweeties) Paper: Oatmeal & White (Wplus9); Pool Party (SU); mustard polka dot (October Afternoon) Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU); Jet Black (Ranger) Other: yellow thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); sentiment tag & aqua button (My Mind's Eye); colored pencils (Prismacolor); mineral spirits (Inky Antics); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); denim ribbon (SU); yellow fringed ribbon & aqua crinkle ribbon (Hobby Lobby)


Lynn said...

What a sweet little party of friends! Adorable!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooo cute!! LOVING the banner and the sentiment is PERFECT!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

So sweet! What a great friendship card, I love the buddies sentiment!

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Jinny, this is such a sweet card. Love the cute image and bright colors. ^_^

Lisa said...

Awww they're adorable Jinny, love their rosie little checks!!

Linda R said...

Awww.. Such a sweet card. What a fun sketch. I love what you did with it.

Wishing you a happy weekend.


Ashley Horton said...

Another adorable card Jinny!! Love that cute stamped image, and the stitching! And the mixed ribbon embellishment is so cute!

Maria said...

So so sweet with those little gals all together! Love the banner and sentiment, too! Such an adorable card...LOVE IT!!!