Monday, August 24, 2009

Roses On Paper Design Team Challenge - Sketch and Punches

It's Design Team Challenge Day over at Roses on Paper Challenge Blog and I've so missed doing challenges with my sweet DT sisters! It feels so good to be back with you guys! Our sweet and terribly talented and always challenging us sister, Peta, threw down the challenge to do a sketch and incorporate punches! I love the sketches but punches are something I don't pull out any where near as much as I'd like to but I did my best today for you, Peta! Make sure you stop by our blog and take the challenge! Also visit my ever so talented Design Team sisters and see their fabulous creations. I promise you won't be disappointed!

Sketch Saturday is one of my favorite sketch challenges to follow so I chose their new sketch. I thought this image was perfect, Teddy Bear's Picnic, from the new Belles N' Whistles Stamps created by the ubber talented Elisabeth Bell. There's just something so enchanting and magical about sitting on a blanket with your favorite things and enjoying the day. I can't remember how many times I did that with my stuffed animals and dolls. My imagination ran rampid with what I was feeding them. Grapes, peanut butter sandwiches and there was always Cherry Kool-Ade. Nothing refreshes me or takes me back to my sweet childhood like a good swig of Cherry Kool-ade!

This sweetie is colored with copics and highlighted with Stickles and a glitter pen. The Prima flowers are highlighted with, well, Stickles, and I used the small brads from the Junebug line from BasicGrey. Love this line so much that I used the papers for it as well! The sentiment is from the Showtime set from The Greeting Farm. I added a bit or rick-rack and a couple of pearls in the corners and just love her.

I wanted to show off my Cherry Kool-ade! I colored the liquid in R29 and added some Glossy Accents to it. Love the glassy look it gives the glasses!

Is there nothing more precious than a little girl feeding her animals? And don't they just look so hungry? Takes me back to so many picnics I used to have with my stuffed animals and dolls. I just love the innocence and purity of this image!

I hope all of you get the chance to spend a little bit of time with your favorite things. Just remember what it was like to have that wonder and innocence of a child in you and revisit that place and time. It's wonderful to honor those special times. So after you visit our blog and enter our challenge, go have a picnic!

Card Ingredients:

Teddy Bear Picnic by Belles N' Whistles, Sentiment by The Greeting Farm, Prima flowers, Junebug paper and brads by BasicGrey, Stickles, atYou Spica Glitter Pen, Glossy Accents, copics, EK Success corner punch, SU border punch, SU Scallop Punch, Paper Maker circular punch, ribbon from stash


Michele Roos said...

Gorgeous card Susan. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Suzanne J Dean said...

So sweet Susan--love all the colors & spica glitter, just darling! Have you decided what to pack for Florida yet (just throw some flip flops & a bathin' suit in w/ your craft stuff & you're ready, LOL!)


Mae said...

I want to attend! How sweet...I just love bears. Beautiful card.

Hels Sheridan said... gorgeous...and the colouring is divine...thanks for sharing hun x

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! This is just so super sweet!! I love that one!! :) And your coloring is fabulous!! TFS! HUGS

Iris Wiechmann said...

Wow Susan this is stinkin' cute! :-) Beautifully colored!!!
Yay Susan is coming to Florida!!! Can't wait!!!!!! :-))))

Big hugs,

Lilian said...

Your card is just ADORABLE! Love the details and the delicious looking Cherry Kool-aide! Have a lovely day!

Lynn said...

Hi Susan, this is one of the cutest cards I've seen. The image is just beautiful. As always, you've brought the characters to life. Love the Kool aid too. Thanks for sharing.