Friday, February 19, 2010

Special Friday Sketch!

Where do you find your inspiration? There are many places for me....A photo, a sketch, a purpose....
A photo...
Here is a beautiful photo that I found on one of my favorite blogs....Melissa Phillips' "Lilybean's Paperie". What gorgeous inspiration, I just LOVED the subtle color combo!

A sketch...
You can scroll down and see Taylor's sketch challenge, I flipped the sketch on it's side and had my twill flowers act as my "square" panel. The twill flowers I made with regular 1" twill (that I had tea dyed). The blue panel is a gorgeous background stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms called Vintage Chintz. The music paper is from our piano bench...one of the books that is in pieces anyway. The stem of the flower I gathered with a basting stitch and I cut a couple of petals out of my white twill which I then airbrushed with my YG91 copic marker.

A purpose....

Taylor is kicking off a dragonfly card drive. You can send in cards featuring a dragonfly image in exchange for an entry to win a $50 gift certificate to the TE Store. She'll be giving away one $50 gift certificate per 50 cards she receives.
The cards are being donated to the neonatal intensive care unit at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. This is where Taylor's sister in law and a good friend from high school work as labor and delivery nurses. They give cards and memorabilia featuring dragonflies to families who lose a child in birth or during the early stages of life.
What a meaningful calling! Complete details you can find on Taylor's Blog.




Here is the sketch so you can play along in TAYLOR'S challenge.
Don't forget to see what the rest of the sketch crew came up with:
Jami Sibley: More is More
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity
Melissa Sauls: In Stamping Mode
Rachel Sztonyk: Gingerbread Gallery
Alice Lihsuan-Wertz: Alice's Little Wonderland
Lisa Hjulberg: The Craft's Meow
Lori Craig: Make a Difference

We are checking out some of the olympic buzz this weekend! I am so looking forward to heading into the city! Wishing you a fabulous weekend!

14 comments:

Jami said...

oh my goodness I just really want to touch those wonderful flowers! Such a beautiful card! Have a great time at the Olympics, eh?!!

Lori Craig said...

WoW! I want to touch them, too! This is gorgeous, Sherrie. I love it!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Sherrie! Love what you did with the sketch... those flowers are gorgeous!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What beautiful flowers, Sherrie...a simply stunning creation!

dustypenny said...

Beautiful card and flowers!

Rose Ann said...

I love your gorgeous card, Sherrie...and your flowers are amazing!!

Alice Wertz said...

your twill flowers are gorgeous!! this is such a beautiful card!

Meahni said...

Love your twirl flower. Do you share somewhere how to make it!

doristhedonkey said...

ooooh, I adore those fabric flowers, and me having a 'rose' moment too at these days!
have great weekend!

reeree62@aol.com said...

Sherrie, to say this is gorgeous is not even enough! WOW wow wow! How in the worls did u create those roses??
I am a card "Angel" to an elderly woman with severe dementia, the caregivers say she loves thing w/texture that she can feel... I'd love to be able to make a card w/these for her!

Mary J said...

What can I say? W-O-W! Clever flower - I'm trying to come up with an idea to use up my velvet ribbon - wonder if this would work?

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty and the flowers are so cool, like the colors!

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh my, this is just LOVELY!!! I love everything about it and I love how you got inspiration from that gorgeous photo. LOVE IT!

Gingerbread Gal said...

Lovely Sherrie! Those flowers are incredible. Fabulous work!
:) Rachel