Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Finally! An Update and A New Card for Sweet Stop Sketch 11!

Things here have been really crazy! In the last two weeks, we have gone thru:

A) a brushfire burning in the heavily wooded area behind our property for three days,
B) a snakebite to my youngest child's ankle,
C) a trip to the ER and stay in the hospital for said child,
D) a whole lot of thankfulness to God that my son is ok and my house did not burn down!
So, if I have been especially quiet the last couple of weeks, now you know why!

Here is my latest creation, using Sweet & Sassy Stamps "Birthday Buddies" set. My inspiration for this card comes from the Sweet Stop Sketch Spot Challenge #11. If you have not had a chance to participate in any of these, hurry on over there and take a look!

The CS is SU Yoyo Yellow and Brilliant Blue. The green is DCWV, olive 12 x 12, textured. The DP is also DCWV, not sure of the name but I will try to get it and add it later. I added some red crystals on the corners for some bling!

Isn't this little guy just too cute? I colored him with Copics (C1,3,5 and E00,02) and detailed him with white gel pen and Glossy Accents. The balloons are colored with Copics in the R, Y, and B families. I used a MS border emboss/punch to jazz up the horizontal strip of Brilliant Blue CS and added some skinny red ribbon from Wally World.

The sentiment is also from the same set, it has several to choose from. You may not be able to tell from this photo, but I embossed the image and sentiment with clear embossing powder after I stamped it. It really makes the sentiment POP!

Blessings!

6 comments:

Staci said...

Wow you have been a busy lady. Hope all is well and that your 4th is a good one. Love the card, as always, so cute.

kisatrtle said...

Wow...that's a handful of summer fun if I do say so myself.

What kind of snake?

BTW I love the little mouse...

word: subily-not quite sutle

Korin said...

Adorable card Shannon! So glad things are finally looking up for you. You have been in my thoughts and prayers!

eiyiyi said...

Great card Shannon. I love that little mouse!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Shannon.

Hugs Riet.x

Susie Sugar said...

Absolutely Lovely sooo Funky and a lovely fresh colour !!
Hugs Susie xx