This week has just flown by! (I say that a lot, don't I?)
It's already time again for our Sketchy Thursdays challenge!!!
This week's sketch is sponsor by Pixie Cottage Stamps and our DT were lucky enough to get to try some of the HUGE, suitable-for-layouts PCS stamps.
To give you an idea just how huge this particular stamp is, this is a 4-1/4" circle and I still had to cut some of the image off!! Isn't it just darling??? I love the pouty baby lips! I colored both the image and the Prima flowers with oil pastels using my fingers. When it comes to shading I'm so not good with tools. Gotta go with the hands.
Isn't this paper GORJUS????? Is a new DCWV Stack called Vintage. There are some awesome images in there including a few Anne Taintor-like gems. Lots of yummy sparkle, too.
I also created this layout with the current These Are a Few of My Favorite Things challenge in mind: "these are a few of my favorite memories". My daughter was not a quiet baby. For her first 6 months she cried ALL THE TIME and pretty much refused to go to anyone other than mommy. So some of my fondest memories of this time are when she slept, LOL!!!!!
Did you notice the flower centers?? I just can't keep away from those Martha Stewart microbeads!!!!! There are gold and kelly green ones on the flowers to mimic the flowers on the paper.
Hop on over to the Sketchy Thursdays blog to check out what the rest of the DT made for your inspiration and play along with us for a chance to win some tasty goodness from Pixie Cottage Stamps.
I have to make special mention of the layout this month's Guest Design Team Member, Sandra made for this sketch. OMG - you MUST simply go over and take a look. It's freakin' awesome!!!!! The woman QUILLED a ton of flowers for Pete's sake! I now MUST learn to quill, LOL!
Details: Paper - DCWV, Stampin' Up!; Stamps - Pixie Cottage Stamps, EK Success, Karen Foster; Ink - StazOn, Colorbox; Prima flowers; Martha Stewart microbeads; Stickles; oil pastels, thread; unknown ribbon.
Thursdays are also host to a sketch challenge on the Design Dollies.
I am so loving Kristy's sketches this month in particular. I love all the fun fonts she's included for the titles.
I started out going in a totally different direction for this sketch and as I was looking through a box of pics I came across these of my son circa 1-year-old in his adorable cowboy costume. I loved this costume and was sad to see him outgrow it. It was so plush and soft and just stinkin cute.
I mean, seriously, is this just about the cutest cowboy ever?????
Jump on over to the Design Dollies blog, too, to check out what the rest of the DT made for you.
While you're over there, be sure to check out the DT Call!!!! I can't believe I'm already almost 2/3 of the way thru my term. Three months goes FAST. I have been so lucky to work with this amazing group of gals, both the Founding Dollies (Adina, Kristy, and Leah) and the DT (Ellen & Nicole) and I'll be sad to see the term end. This site has some of the most amazing challenges out there and the prizes are killer!!!
Details: Paper - DCWV, K&Co; Flair Designs vellum quote; Deluxe Designs word tag; Petals & Possibilities metal star; unknown star brads and grommets; twine.
Well, there you have it...two sketchy inspiration possibilities.
Hope to see you play along!
p.s. Probably by the time you read this post my counter will have tipped over the top of 20,000 hits!!!! I am so completely honored that you all stop by and thank each and every one of you!!!!! Virtual hugs!!!