Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #271

It's another Sketch Saturday challenge sponsored by Simon Says Stamps!  $25 to use in their online shop may have your name on it.  You just have to play along with our sketch this week!

I am using a digi from Sassy Cheryl Stamps.  It's called Patience Secret.  I think this is the cutest! The sentiment comes with it and the second line is, "for her secret is patience."  It's a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson.

I seem to be on a blonde hair coloring kick lately.  I used a new color combination on this girl.  I started with Y23, Y11, E50 and then added some E33.  I like to see contrast rather than blended hair, so the E33 helped bring in some darker tones.

This sketch was a tricky one for me!  I had to draw the shape.  My years as a first grade teacher came in handy.  I remembered our container of pattern blocks and that the hexagon can be made with 6 triangles, so all I had to do was create the right sized triangle.  Don't look too closely though, because all of my sides aren't even.

Since you aren't looking too closely - I'd be grateful if you didn't notice the bleeding around the hair ribbon from my Copics.  I tried to push the ink with my colorless blender, but I am using Walmart cardstock and it's trickier to do.  I promise you don't notice it much on the card.  (Darn that camera eye!)

I pulled our my V00 for shading on her face because her shirt any bow use violets.  The other colors I used were E000, E00, E11 & R20.  The grass is an assortment of YG Copics -YG67 is the darkest.

Have fun with the sketch; I can't wait to see your creations!

Challenges Entered:
Divas by Design - BINGO challenge (distressing, pearls, embossing)
Creative Inspirations - something old (the blue dotted paper) and something new - (the digi image)
Totally Papercrafts - summer fun
The Alphabet Challenge - micro/mini - (the ladybugs and the ladybug dot on the sentiment)


  1. This is the cutest Cathy - love how you colored her. Awesome. Deb

  2. Aw this is adorable - love your colouring!

  3. A very cute and pretty card. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.

    Cathy DT

  4. Fabulous card - adorable image so beautifully coloured.
    Thanks for playing along with The Divas and TPC this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  5. Thank you for sharing gorgeous creation with us @ Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  6. Hi such a pretty card, glad I found it - your link too me to Totally papercrafts challenge, you might want to check it.
    Thanks for playing along with Alphabet Challenge.
    Avril x

  7. Adorable, love the image and the shape you have used for this card!! Lovely way to use up some scraps!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM


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