Thursday, 17 March 2016

Quin's Birthday

Welcome to another Freshly Made Sketch Challenge!  This week, our hostess is the wonderful and talented Kim Singdahlsen.  Kim has a fabulous sketch for us.  Check it out:

All I saw when I first saw the sketch was clouds, so I decided to create a wee scene.  This card was made for my niece, Quin, who turned 9 last week.

I die-cut the clouds and hills and lightly sponged the edges.  I then adhered them to a white panel cut slightly narrower than a card base size.  Onto that, I adhered the sentiment, using my T-ruler as a guide to getting the individual letters straight.  The little girl and sheep were colored with Copics and adhered with foam tape.  Lastly, I created some shadows with grey Copics.

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I'm entering this card in to the current Seize the Birthday challenge and, it might be a bit of a stretch, but I'm also linking to HLS March CASe the Designer.  I was inspired by Kim's beautiful outdoor scene and while I don't have separated panels, I have broken the card into thirds (clutching at straws much? LOL)

Products used:

Stamps:  Green Pastures, Ewe are the Best (MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT), Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn Distress
Cardstock:  White, Hawaiian Shores (PTI), X-Press It
Dies:  Green Pastures, Ewe are the Best, Pop Up Birthday (MFT), Landscape Trio (Mama Elephant), Stitched Hills and Slopes (SSS)
Accessories:  Copics



Hannelie said...

How gorgeous is this Karren! Love your take on the sketch... FAB!

Linda Callahan said...

Love your sweet scene! You do have a way with ink girl! This is fabulous!

Stampingcountry said...

Cute card! Your coloring is over the top beautiful.

Amy O said...

Adorable! I love the scene you've created, and of course your coloring is amazing. Sweet card, Karren!

Rosemary said...

super cute take on the sketch!! I bet your niece just loved getting this card!

Jen Brum said...

This is such a fun card Karren! I love that sweet little girl and her sheep! Totally adorable and amazing colouring (as always!)! Love the clouds and the hills! Such a great take on the sketch!

Kim S said...

Charming!! I bet your niece loved it. I love your soft colors on the clouds and the rolling hills!

Inkyfingers said...

I don't mind how many straws you are clutching Karen, I love the pretty outdoorsy scene you created. So fresh and clean!
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

OttawaMom said...

Adorable card! I love those die-cut clouds and beautifully coloured images. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Jen Mitchell said...

Wow Karren, this is a fantastic birthday card! I'm am sure that your niece went crazy over it. And she now has a KJ masterpiece that will be worth millions some day! Seriously, this is a wonderful scene and as always your coloring is amazing!

Narelle Farrugia said...

She makes me smile! What a sweet little image - I bet Quin just loves it!

Gloria Lee said...

Such a beautiful birthday card!
Your idea is so brillaint!
Just love your card!
Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers March CASE challenge!