Friday, July 9, 2010

Sketch Friday!

So many fun things to share with you in today's card! First of all....if you scroll down, you can see the sketch.....even though I had the sketch on my computer RIGHT BESIDE ME....I deviated.
I saw those sections across the middle and knew what I wanted to do with the coffee cups and garden pea pods...but then I didn't want to cover it with this fantastic sentiment. Sooooo here is my very LOOSE take on this sketch.

The coffee cups are from a very oldie but goodie set called "hot stuff" from My Favorite Things. I stamped them directly on my kraft card stock and then colored them with my copics. This is always such a neat look instead of always coloring on white or vanilla card stock.

A little aside...... notice the staging for the card. Well, since I have a new DSLR camera I have ventured outside of my make shift light box into my kitchen for this card shot. I even shot it in a manual mode.....gasp......I'm still learning the jargon (ISO, F-stop, shutter speed etc.) but it is sure fun to play and in natural light the colors are way more true!
Here is a little close up of the fabulous new sentiment that is in a set that is in the triple scoop promo at MFT HERE.
I also used 2 new die-namics dies. Those sweet little felt rolled flowers are actually a die, you just roll em' up and glue em' on! I couldn't resist adding the little coffee beans to the centers.
The other die is the Framed Greetings Die and yes, lots of different sentiments you can use in the centers of these!

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
Melissa Sauls: In Stamping Mode
Alice Lihsuan-Wertz: Alice's Little Wonderland
Lisa Hjulberg: The Craft's Meow
Lori Craig: Making a Difference
Rosie Hughes: Love my Craft Room

Notice the new girl on the sketch list.....WELCOME ROSIE to the sketch crew!
Have a great weekend...try to stay cool!


Lori Craig said...

Super sweet! Love the 'loose' take. :) Those flowers and coffee beans are too sweet. I've been thinking about you. :)

Barbara said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the coffee beans on the flowers and the pea border is wonderful!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Sherrie... your take on the sketch is fabulous! Love the colors and the coffee theme. :o)

Jami said...

You crack me up Sherrie! Your card is BEAUTIFUL even if it looks nothing like the sketch! Love it from concept to comepletion!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I have a weak spot for coffee cards and yours is so cute! Love the peas.

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh this is absolutely beautiful Sherrie! And your photograph came out just perfect! My hubby has a nice slur as well, but when I took pictures with it, they just came out crummy. You should post some pointers of what you're learning. :)

Alice Wertz said...

this is so cute!! love those little coffee bean flowers!

Rosie said...

Love what you did with the sketch. Nice colors...awesome card!!

Eve said...

I also luv the Coffee themed stamps! It's very interesting that you put peapods, like a border. I'd never thought of peapods stamps with Coffee stamps! Nice touch to color the sentiment in different colors! Very Nice Creation!