Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mercy's and Jen's Sketches

I have really been on a sketch kick lately......why should I tax my poor old brain when there are such talented stampers out there creating sketches for me to use.....Whoohoo!!!!
The Color Challenge on Splitcoast today was a real challenge for me...I'm not used to using such bold colors but they really grew on me; the colors were Crushed Concord, Cherry Cobbler, and Old Olive. The sweet little Pure Innocence image from MFT called Boy and His Dog Snow Adorable was colored with copics and the background papers were from Basic Grey's Sugar Rush. I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch #96 and the die cut snowflake and button with twine finished it off.
Stamps: Pure Innocence by MFT
Paper: Whote, Old Olive, Crushed Concord
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Snowflake Die , Button, Twine, Nestabilities, Copics

I bought this adorable set called Ship Happens from the Cat's Pajamas a month ago and finally had a chance to ink it up...well I didn't use much ink because the majority of it is paper pieced. The papers are from basic Grey's Pyrus set...aren't the colors gorgeous!!!! I used Jen's awesome SFYTT sketch, sewed around the edges and added the ribbon and buttons. It sure does pay to keep things forever because the old Stampin Up! Blue Bayou ribbon matches the paper perfectly!!!
Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas
Paper: Kraft, Really Rust, White, Basic Grey's Pyrus
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky for sponging around the image
Accessories: Buttons, Twine, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Sewing Machine
This is also for a few other challenges:
3. Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge - diecut/hand cutting
4. The Pixie Cottage - stitching
5. Papertake Weekly Challenge - 3 of something
Thanks for visiting..have a great day!!!!


Vicki Dutcher said...

Joan - gorgeous (straight!) stitching! I aspire~~ Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Sadilla said...

very nice card, lovely colours and pretty images...
thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage

Crystal said...

These are FABULOUS!!!!! I LOVE the image on your first creation how cute!!! And your paper piecing on the second FANTASTIC Joan!!!

artish said...

great stitching, love the twine threading on your buttons! thank you for playing at the pixie cottage!

Lynn McAuley said...

What sensational cards, Joan! I adore that bundled up boy and his scarf-wearing pup!!

Fabulous stitching with these penguins in a teacup!! How cute is that!!

Thank you so much, Joan, for sharing your remarkable work with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's stitching challenge!!

debbie said...

Love your take on the sketch. I agree that sketches are great, and my brain is older than yours so I should be using them also :)

Maria Matter said...

fabulous cards Joan!
such a cute little fellow all bundled up for winter!
Love the warm colors on the second card, great paper piecing too!
You have such a way with buttons too Joan. I just pop mine on, but you really make yours part of the character of the card! Impressive!
hugs & blessings!

redwasher1 said...

Joan, both of your cards are just fabulous!! Great stitching also!
Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Tanya R said...

What an adorable card. Love the image and the stitching is fabulous. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Joan, I love your cards and I love using sketches too!

Monique said...

Wonderful cards Joan.. Your stitching is fab and the paper piecing looks wonderful...Your first card is so cute!!

Denise @ kc242 said...

What cute cards! Love all of your lovely details on both of them! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pixie Cottage.
Pixie Cottage Dt

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Wow, how beautiful are your cards! Love both, that little guy all bundled up and not happy he has to wear everything, how many kids have said that. Your second card, the paper piecing and stitching oh my goodness, gorgeous and cute all in one.

Adrina said...

Great cards.
I like the buttons and the colours of the second one!!
Thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage.
Hugs Adrina

Helen F. said...

Such adorable cards, Joan~~love the sweet images on both! Great job with the sketch (I totally agree with you there too :)

Liz Williams said...

Love your penguins in the paper pieced cup. So cute.

Joanne Travis said...

Both cards are really fabulous, Joan! I love the penguins in the cup. I don't know why I love penguins so much, but I do!!

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness, they are both fabulous but I love, love the paper pieced card.

Sandy Ang said...

They are such cute cards !

Pat (mspfd) said...

Totally precious creations. Your mojo is in high gear, girl! The bold colors on your first card look fantastic.... you combined them perfectly with your sweet image. Talk about a knockout creation....
Perfect paper piecing on the new Cat's Pajamas image... You did a bang up job with your colors and design. Great mix of patterns. Talk about super cute!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

SWEET colors on that first one, and that set name on the second one just CRACKS me up every time I hear it. LOL!