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Saturday, July 7, 2012

July Sketch For You To Try-- {Happy Summer}

Well, it's the first Saturday of the month and ya'll know what that means--A new monthly sketch from Jen's Sketch For You To Try! I'm pleased to tell ya'll also that this month's sponsor is My Favorite Things. As a design team alumni from MFT, I was tickled to use some of my stash (which reminded me that I need to post more of my MFT cards that I've made for Scrapper's Boutique on my blog here--I have quite the pile going! Remind me later to do that.)

Here's a look at the new JULY sketch:

And here's a closer look at my card:

I used an older set I already had (my order hadn't come in yet when I made this--I was ahead of the game--who'da thunk?) called PI and the Pinwheel. Isn't she cute!? She's really holding a pinwheel which is part of her stamped image, but I made a real one instead. put it where the stamped one would have been, and backed it with a sparkly silver star from some American Crafts POW paper (I LOVE THAT STUFF!). I used my Copic blender on her shorts to add those faded lines when they wrinkle, plus a few highlights here and there. Since it is also a sample for Scrapper's, I kept it pretty simple, although every time I look at it, I think it is crying out for some sewing around the edges and maybe up the middle of the pleated navy strip! What do ya'll think?

Ok, I KNOW ya'll want to see more inspiration from all of my SFYTT sisters, including our sweet new Guest Designer (that I picked out myself!), Holly Flores--learn more about her and how to play along in our fabulous sketch challenge on Jen's blog HERE. So here ya'll go:
Amy Sheffer
Megan Lock
Amber Hight
Carole Burrage
Jodi Collins
Kerry Johnson
Jen Tapler
Becky Carafa
Tracy Schultz

SUSIE Q-TIP: Don't forget that pleating paper is a healthy way to add dimension and texture at the same time on your card or project. You want to be healthy, don't you?

Stamps: PI and the Pinwheel (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Kraft, White, Rouge, Navy, Silver POW (American Crafts), Let Freedom Ring (Pebbles)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Star Punches, Pinwheel CutUps Die (TCP), Copic Markers, Silver Brads, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: A2


  1. So super cute!!! I love the POW star behind the pinwheel

  2. This is so adorable! Love the real pinwheel with the background star, so cute! Thank you so much for picking me for guest designer! It' a dream come true.

  3. Fabulous take on the sketch, Susie! So many wonderful details as always!

  4. Lovely card and take on the sketch! Such an adorable image and I love the star behind the pinwheel. Just fabulous! TFS

  5. stunning card!! your coloring is perfection. thanks for sharing.

  6. Lovely! Perfect card to welcome summer.

  7. Loving your card, Susie!! And I never thought about doing the wrinkles in her so smart!! Love the pleated paper w/o stitches! You da bomb!!!

  8. Hey, Suzie Q! Hope you & yours are staying cool this season! LUV your PI card, as always! Luv how U pulled together color combo, image and Texture 4 a great balance & eye(&spirit!) appeal...just makes me smile, that's 4 sure! The PI is SO cute! I finally bought some copics... can U share what ones you used on the PI girlie? Her skin tone is perfection in my book! Thanks, Susie! Oh, and I luv the paper pleating w or w/o the stitching! ;) ~Terry Y


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