Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Happy Mail

It's time for another sketch at SugarPea Designs so check out this week's sketch:

I went back to the first SPD set I bought - Happy Mail - for my card and focussed on the mailbox to come up with this card.

I stamped and colored the mailbox before cutting it out with a Zig Zag Stitched Circle die.  I also colored and cut out the letter three times.  With one of them, I cut it in half and popped it in the box.  The other two were placed on the card base for the flag accents on the sketch.

For the background, I took a Desert Storm card base and sponged over a Donna Downey stencil with PTI's Fine Linen ink.  For the horizontal strip, I sponged Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade inks onto a panel of watercolor paper before dropping water onto it.  I then flicked Spiced Marmalade ink on before sponging over with the same Donna Downey stencil.  I cut the two sentiments up so they would fit to the left of the mailbox.

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Products used:

Stamps:  Happy Mail
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT), Fine Linen (PTI), Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks
Cardstock:  Desert Storm, X-Press It, watercolor
Dies:  Zig Zag Stitched Circles
Accessories:  Copics, Wink of Stella, Donna Downey Stencil



Dotty Jo x said...

Love your card, Jo x

Rosemary said...

so fun... love your take on the sketch and of course your fabulous coloring!!

Susanne Vargas said...

This is absolutely sweet! Love it!

Nora N. said...

This is adorable!! Love your take on this sketch!!

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE those tiny envelopes!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Fabulous coloring!!! Love how you interpreted this sketch!!!!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Oh my goodness, Karren, this is sooo cool! Love the background that you made for your image panel. Outstanding! But then, when is your work not outstanding! :D

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Super cute Karren, love how you played with the sketch!