Monday, September 26, 2011

Sunshine, Smiles, and Sketches by Carly...

Happy Monday, everyone - hope the week is off to a wonderful beginning.  
It's a great day to be alive, right?

You all know how there are times that you're not pleased with your creations, and times that you love them?  Well today is a 'love them' kind of day!

Today, I have a project for you that I created by enlarging one of the new fall release digi images from Clear Dollar Stamps, Sunshine & Smiles.  

As soon as I saw the image, I knew that I needed wanted to create with it.  I enlarged it to about 4" x 6", colored with Copics, matted on brown and set aside.  Created two covers with chipboard, and covered them with some DP from Close to My Heart (thanks Dawn Lotharius!) which I received some time ago in a blog candy.  I cut some linen weave ivory paper that I had in my stash for the inside...
 
...and bound everything with my Zutter Binder, which I hardly ever remember to use!  The last step was to tie some twine around the bottom, and use some ribbon scraps at the top.  I think it turned out very nicely, and must find someone special to send it or give it to....  anyone out there need some cheering up?

Next up, is a card made just for Sketches by Carly.  When I saw this sketch, I was like....YIKES!  What a tough sketch - great job Carly!!!  I was totally stumped!  



Then, my stubborn-ness (new word) kicked in, 
and I thought, "hmmm, can't let a little old sketch beat me", so here's what I came up with.  

 
The image is a Sweet 'n Sassy digi.  All coloring is with Copics, Snowflakes are punched with an old snowflake punch that has no name on it.  Used some frosted Stickles on all of the upper DP dots, and on the snowflakes, snowman, and snow itself.  The small sentiment is Hero Arts.
Again, thought it turned out really cute!

Thanks so much for stopping by - I'm off to see what YOU have been up to...saw lots of eye candy pop up in my reader a bit ago.

Hugs and blessings...Patti J.

Food for thought: Where you go hereafter depends a lot on what you go after here.

31 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

Wow what a beauty Patti

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Wow girl! You are on fire...both of these are as cute as can be...but that sketch just about knocked me out of my shoes.
Glad you could use some of that paper. I REALLY need to start unloading- I mean passing on some more

Rachel said...

I love the sentiment! I think daffodils are the flowers that God gives me. Tulips are actually my favorite flowers, but any time I see daffodils, I think about how they grow out of what seems like nothing at the side of the road. So in college, I started believing that God had them grow there for me, so I could see them when I was commuting to and from school. Though the image you used is of sunflowers, I'm still reminded! Love your project! Makes me really want a BIA. I'm holding off on that for now though. Saving money, and my future hubby and I won't have room in our small apt for extra things.

Deedee Anderson said...

Beautiful job with both projects, Patti! I love how you used the sunflower image. Such beautiful coloring, and the papers are so cheery in the background. What a fun gift that will be for someone -- I think you might have talked me into getting a binder. Good for you for being stubborn and making Carly's sketch work for you. Your snowman card is so sweet! Thanks for sharing these beauties, my friend! :-)

Seleise said...

great cards! love the interpretation of Carly's sketch! super cute snowman image!

Melisa Waldorf said...

I agree!!! I LOVE the colors and image!! Great coloring and idea. DD loves sunflowers, I think I'm going to hop over and get this one. FAbulous mini album / journal!!

Iris said...

That is image IS amazing and your notebook is amazing too! Love the snowflakes and the snowman! Great take on the sketch! Amazing job again!

Glenda Atkins said...

Love them both Patti !

The Other Patti Sue said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous creations... your such a talented lady!

Donna said...

Both are awesome, esp. love the sunflower notebook but of course I'm partial to sunflowers.

Amanda Mertz said...

What a sweet little book. The sunflower image is perfect! Great job on the sketch too...the snowflake work perfectly! TFS!

Carly said...

Hu Patti!:)
I agree, it was a tough sketch but your card turned out great!!!

xxCARLYxx

Betty Benton said...

What a great notebook and card! Always enjoy looking at your "stuff" -- terrific creating!

Lorie said...

Hey lady...you really knocked it out of the park with both of your creations! Great job!

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty and you used your Zutter - yea - the notebook turned out great and love the christmas snowman card but then you know I love snowmen.

Olga said...

both are fantastic but I totally love the notebook!!!!! Nice sketch too!

Kathy W. said...

Oh Patti, both cards/projects are wonderful. Excellent job with Carly's sketch..thanks so much for playing with us.

Pam Sparks said...

fabulous and cute Patti! I'm not doing good about using the bind it all anymore either! About wore the blue one out, bought a pink one and it's never been out of the package! bah! Love the Fall scene you colored and created with... fabulously Fall and then you hit Winter too! What a cute snowman... I love Christmas lights on everything! Wait until you see the Oct. CC Designs release! tease, tease! snicker, snicker! hehe

kssdesigns said...

Love them both but I really love what you did with the fence posts on the sunflower card. Don't you just love copic markers!

Patti P. said...

Patti, I love both of these...the book is my fave as I adore sunflowers (have them in my kitchen) and this would be a fantastic gift. Great job with the sketch...I always love snowmen. Tfs

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Two awesome creations! Nah, you would never let a sketch whoop ya! Great job!

Bonnie Weiss said...

You sure nailed the sketch challenge and the sunflowers are so FALL ... love them both.

Auntie Em said...

Your mini-album is so fresh and pretty! Sunflowers are always a favorite. The little bows on the top are a sweet touch.
You certainly nailed the card sketch. I love the pearly snowflakes and the cute little snowman all lit up!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Curt in Carmel said...

Super Wonderfullness here! The sunflowers are really beautifully colored. And that sketch would have given me absolute fits. But you nailed it with a hammer Kiddo! Great stuff! Best, Curt

Grace said...

Both are adorable Patti! LOVE the binder you made! Great idea and love the sunflowers and pretty dp! I'd be totally stumped with that sketch too but I'd say you rocked it! Missing you and just had to come say hi!
hugs,
Grace

Joan Ervin said...

Super cute cards, Patti...the new CDS digi is soooo cute and you did a fabulous job on the sketch card...love how you used the snowflakes for the squares...sooo clever!!!

Sue said...

Sunflowers and snowmen, two of my favorite things. Wow, these are so nice!

Hugs
Sue

Chelsea said...

Love those sun flowers!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh girl!! I ADORE your mini album!! Those are so fun to put together!! :)

Your card is gorgeous hun!! I love the way the sketch turned out with your snowman!! LOVE that sparkle!! :) Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Audrey Frelx said...

Patti, I just adore both of them!

Shirley said...

Whoever gets that note tablet will be figuring out how to reload it. What a keeper and the Christmas card is so pretty and wonderful too!