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Sunday, July 3, 2011

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Good Morning Peeps!!

 It's Sunday which means it is time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

Here is the sweet sketch that Karen has for us this week:

No matter how hard I tried not to, I ended up changing the sketch just a bit. My piece along the bottom, the one I used for my sentiment, ended up being thinner than the sketch. I tried not to do that, I started out with it being wide, but I keep trimming it down til it was narrow. So I curled and trimmed the ends to make it a "flag". For the rest I followed the sketch fairly well, I think! :)

I am loving the new Stampin Up in color called "Wisteria Wonder" it is my favorite, of the moment anyway. I started my card with a base of Wisteria and then followed with some whisper white. The DSP here is from the "Flirtatious" Speciality Pack. The stamp set I used is one of the new hostess sets. This one is called "Simply Soft". I stamped with black stazon onto watercolor paper and colored with my aqua painter and some wisteria and old olive ink. I added some crumb cake ink around the flower and splattered it a bit with some Early Espresso ink.

I used the new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch to make my layered flower. I punched four layers and crumpled them all up and added a pearl brad to the center and smooth it back out a bit. I added some little leaves and white satin ribbon around the flower and the sentiment is from the "Something to Celebrate" stamp set.

I hope you can find some time to play along with us this week, I would love to see what you come up with, create a card or scrapbook page with this sketch and then go to Karen's blog and link up your project for all of us to see.

OK, let's see what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Sketch Team has in store for us this week:

Well, thank you for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!!



Lesley said...

Hi Vicki,
I love the softness you created by watercolouring the image! So pretty! The thin banner looks lovely with your creation, I really admire your fabulous style!

Karen Motz said...

Stunning! Love that flower accent and the new SU colour is gorgeous!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous, Vicki! I am loving that colour!!!

Karen Giron said...

I love the smaller sentiment flag - it really fits with the style of your card and I'm so happy you changed it! This is absolutely beautiful!!

Marisa said...

A wide sentiment panel would not have worked with your card so well done trimming it down :) Lovely focal image and colouring and your punched flower is wonderful.

Dana White said...

Oh the purples are stunning- love this card VIcki

Allison said...

So beautiful! Love the colours and layout. I actually bought this in the preorder and have still yet to actually use it!

Jen Tapler said...

Oh Vicki! Your creations are always so beautiful! I so wish I could do soft and pretty like you!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my, Vicki, this is totally wonderful. What a great color and the vintage look paper is terrific. I'm thinking that I will have to get that stamp set because the image is fab! Awesome card, as always!


Theresa said...

Hello Vicki, this is stunning. The colors are wonderful. Love the image and the paper you stamped it on. It's just so soft and soothing. Beautifully done.

Wendy J. said...

This is just lovely, Vicki! Reminds me of a quilt somehow. Love the colors. You did great on the coloring. Lovely!

Lynn Put said...

This is beautiful Vicki! I love the soft lavender, the layered flower with pearl center and the embossing you've done.

Sue said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and softness of this card.