zaterdag 31 januari 2009

Sketch Saturday

Hiya Ladies!!

I can't believe how late I am with my card for Sketch Saturday!!! I had planned to do it yesterday but then we had guests and they stayed way later then I had expected and I just didn't get around to it. But it's done now!! If you haven't checked out the SS blog yet you should because this week is sponsored by Pollycraft Designs!

Pollycraft produce wonderful, exclusive stamps and downloads, offering free delivery on all UK orders. They have a gorgeous new collection... 'Sharing Sherbert'. These will be released on Monday the 2nd Feb.And Paula is offering 2 fabulous stamps from this new collection as a prize this week!! Check out the blog for pictures and details!

On with this weeks fantastic sketch by our talented Jo:

When I first saw this one I was like OK.... this is nothing I would have come up with on my own. But that's the nice thing about sketches... you brake out of your regular routine. I decided I'd use this weeks sketch for a birthday card for my siter in law Angela. Angela is the kind of girl who likes things that most people would never buy :). When I'm in a store with my husband and we see something very bold that we'd never buy in a million years we joke around that that would be a nice gift for Angela... and it probably would :).

I had this Sassafrass paper I had left from a workshop I'd joined a couple of months ago and I thought that would be the perfect base for a card for Angela. And since there is an owl on the paper I thought I'd use Q.T. Hooty by Pink Cat studio. Here is my card:Now I have to tell you... it's not like my usual cards, it's way to bright and busy but I think that fits Angela :).

A close up of the cute little owl... gotta love him :).

And a close up of the sentiment.
Now you can hate this card... but I did it with my sister in law in mind and I'm hoping she'll love it :).
Don't forget to check out the blogs of my SS Design Team friends who did all make it in time :S.... And I hope you'll join us this week... don't forget there is again a great prize!!!
Have a great weekend everybody!!!

12 opmerkingen:

  1. oh Mariska your card is very very GORGEOUS !!!!! and very funny !!!
    I love it !!!!
    very nice coloring just pretty !!!!

  2. Mariska, I actually love this card!! I think you did an awesome job with the sketch and all the added layers! The flowers and buttons are just adorable and that letter A is the perfect touch! This sketch kind of intimidated me when I saw it, but after seeing your card, now I feel like I can actually attempt! Always love your work! Have a great weekend!


  3. Oh Mariska this is fabulous, I just love it - gorgoeus image and details hun.
    Have a great weekend
    Tracie :)x

  4. I was late with my card too. It's so frustrating when you plan time to craft and then 'stuff happens' and the plans go to pot. Nothing like a deadline to get me going... my card only just made it in the nic of time!
    Love your card... no, I really do! The little owl is coloured to perfection. Lots of details to savour. I don't think you could make a bad card if you tried.
    Sandra xx

  5. Wow Mariska, this card is just beautiful such a cute image and i love the wonderful dp. Hugs Nikki x

  6. Wow... Mariska
    what a wonderful card with such a great image and colouring!!!
    Hugs Gisela

  7. Mariska, this is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    I totally missed your blog while I was away, I just love everything you do!!!!


  8. Just darling! I love all your details and QT is adorable!

  9. Very pretty card!! I love the layers and all the embellishments you added to it.
    Jodi =)

  10. Wow, Mariska!! Your card is awesome!! I lovin' that cute little owl with the big eyes!! So adorable and I love all the details to your card, the paper, colors, everything!!

    That sketch looked really hard but wow, you knocked it out of the ball park!!


  11. Gorgeous!!
    Love the colors, your coloring, the layout, the paper...

  12. Aloha Mariska,
    Thank you for stopping in on my blog. I truly appreciate it! I love your work. Very beautiful. Enjoyed my visit, thanks a bunch!