Saturday, January 25, 2014

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #294

Welcome back for a new sketch at the Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog.  The Etsy shop, Milk Coffee is this week's sponsor.  I am using their image,  Charlotte Valentine Date.

I was shopping at Marshall's last summer and happened upon a package of cute little corked bottles with beads, sequins and heart confetti.  Thinking it would be good for something, I spent $1.99 and used some of the supplies in this Valentine shaker card.  You can see the hearts and seed beads in both pictures.  I have three granddaughters, so one of them will get this card. Now I just have to make two more!!

I decided to keep practicing coloring folds in the dress.  Let me tell you that getting my eye to see them a lot of work!  The whole light source thing can do me in at times!  It's much easier if I can look at something, but I was going from my own brain on this.  It took SEVERAL tries, some in black and white with pencil and others using markers.

I'm not sure about the bottom of the skirt.  The ripples seem like a little too much as I look the right now with a fresh eye!  Fortunately, I can be patient as I work through the process!  

Have fun with Alex's great sketch this week and upload your cards at Sketch Saturday.

Challenges Entered:
Make It Monday - anything goes
The Pink Elephant - Color challenge: pink, red, your choice
Party Time Tuesday - Use ribbon
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - friendship
Creative Inspiration - use ribbon
Divas by Design - anything goes
Crafting by Designs Weekly Challenge- Get Your Girl On
4 Crafty Chicks - Bling
Digitally Sweet - anything goes
Card Makin Mamas - interactive card


  1. This is so pretty with beautiful colouring. Love the orange and teal.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Your card is absolutely delightful! The image is super sweet, but it is your color choices that really makes it stand out. So glad I saw it on MIM!

  3. This is so pretty! I love shaker cards (although I have yet to make one!) You have inspired me to give it a try soon! I love this sweet little image and your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at 4Crafty Chicks, hope to see you again next week.
    Tina - DT member @4CC

  4. I think your colouring is amazing and the folds in her dress look really realistic. Love the shaker window too. Gorgeous. Niki xx

  5. This is so cute!! I love that shaker and your colors POP together! Thanks so much for joining us at The Pink Elephant this week!

  6. This is such a great card hun! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this week! xxx

  7. Soooo ADORABLE Cathy! Great coloring! I think this one needs to go to Quinn (- reminds me of the picture of Quinn that Danielle posted on Facebook on Quinn's birthday last week).
    Stay warm!

  8. Beautiful card. Your colouring looks great to me. I'm sure your granddaughter will love it. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet.

  9. Absolutely adorable, amazing coloring! I spotted your artwork on MIM!

  10. OMGoodness! I love, love, love this! So pretty and adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting By Designs.
    Hugs, Sharon/DT

  11. Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Party Time Tuesday!

  12. Your card is gorgeous! Love the confetti that you added to your card along with the beautiful image. Your coloring is just wonderful. Saw this at MIM.

  13. Thank you for Linking Up at Pause Dream Enjoy. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

  14. Wow, I love the colors you used. They immediately caught my eye at Make it Monday. Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. What a delightful image, beautifully coloured, so pretty
    Hugs Julie P

  16. Fabulous card and image Cathy. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  17. Lovely card,love the colours ,thanks for sharing.

    hugs paula x

  18. Cathy this is stunning, your colouring on the pleats is beautiful, I need to work on those lol. Popped over from mim. Joey x

  19. What fabulous idea for our sketch this week. Love this Cathy! Hugs, Vannessa x

  20. Such a cute image and gerat colouring... it's so great to see how fantastic all of you worked with my sketch :-).

  21. Hi there, What a sweet card! love the layout and beads as well.

    Have a great day
    Rachael :-)

  22. Your card is absolutely delightful what a fun idea to make it a shaker design.

    Hugs Diane


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