Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #320

Another new sketch for you at Sketch Saturday.  This one was designed by Vannessa.  UK based company, Sir Stampalot is sponsoring us this week, so play along for a chance to win their fabulous prize.

My card uses a free digi, Sunflower Sprite, available from the current "Sprite Delight" challenge on the Aurora Wings blog.  By the time I was done coloring, the tones evoked a more fall than summer feel.   They reminded me of going to the farmer's market in September and seeing the deep colors of yellow and orange sunflowers.  They make a stunning, happy bouquet!

Choosing the papers was my biggest challenge for this card.  I think I made it harder for myself because of the color Copics I used for shading around the sprite. Wanting to use something other than BG000, I turned to B60 & 63.  Honestly, I wasn't all that thrilled with it, but it's good to experiment!

 I used PTI's Lemon Tart for the main yellow and stamped the leafy background with SU's Daffodil Delight ink.  (Lemon Tart ink was too light.)  Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Rectangle die gave some detail to the yellow bg and the sparkle is compliments of Stickles!

Copics Used:
Yellow sunflower -
Y15, 19 &24 with a bit of YR68
"Spotlight" card/ Little Miss Muffet
Orange Sunflower - YR04, 65, 68, E99
Orange Center - E41, 44, YG00; outer ring E41, 44, 47
Leaves - YG00, 03, 11, 23, 67
Sprite's Bloomers - E41, 44, 47
Skin - E00, 21, 11, R20
Colorless blender pen for the tips of the leaves & on her face.

Challenges Entered:
Aurora Wings #5 - Sprite Delight (until 8/16)
Through the Craft Room Door /- AG
Crafting from the Heart #28/- AG
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #45/ - AG
Crafty Girls Challenge #23/ - AG
Scribble and Scrap #23/ - AG
That Craft Place/ - AG
Little Miss Muffet #90/ - AG


  1. I love the rich colors of this sprite, Cathy. And I love how you picked them up again in the buttons. Stamping over the lemon tart with the daffodil ink was just perfect! I often find getting the right yellow a challenge, but you solved it!

  2. So cute...lovely card. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  3. What a sweet card Cathy. Love the cute image, the fantastic coloring... the touch of sparkle looks great.

  4. Aww, this is tooo cute. Love how you colored your image and the dp you used are great. :D Thank you for joining us at Scribble and Scrap Challenge.
    Deborah DT

  5. Just precious!! Wonderful coloring and design, Cathy! Thank you so much for joining Aurora Wings' Sprite Delight challenge. Good luck!

    Mitzi xx
    Artist/Owner AuroraWings

  6. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 43 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  7. Wow. This is fabulous. Your coloring is amazing - almost looks like you 3-D your image.

  8. Great coloring! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls xx

  9. Love the little flecks of glitter. A gorgeous card. Thanx so much for joining us for our Sprite Delight challenge at Aurora Wings

  10. Cathy, this is gorgeous and your coloring ROCKS! Love the late Summer/early Fall feel of it and you've done a fabulous job with the sketch. Thanks so much for joining our Sprite Delight Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD


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