Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Playing with my Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Winnings!

 Happy Tuesday, hope you are all okay. I've had to go back on an arthritis damage medication for awhile that initially makes it harder for me to focus and it also messes with my motivation to do anything. So for the time being I'll be struggling. I beg your patience with me, I will go back to normal after a couple of weeks. For now though I'm very introverted and off to myself. 
For this card, I was struggling to line up the vertical strips just right (thanks to my meds) so I gave up and just made them wonky on purpose. I stamped the focal image with Memento Ink and colored with Promarkers. The round circle mat is a Spellbnders Hem-Stitch die and the bow is a Stamplorations die. The solid yellow card is KIMemories and the patterned paper is Urban Lily (it's all very very old). 
Thought I'd show you the Patterned paper. Really Retro! I like the colors so I thought I'd use a sheet to layer on my yellow base mat and match/blend colors for my image off it. I am pleased with how that turned out. 😌
So, a few months ago I won the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 December challenge and the prize was this stamp set. It was sent all the way from the UK. Royal Mail! I am excited to have it because I think it's adorable and I don't really have anything like it in a "real" stamp. But I sure need to practice coloring to see what works best for me. Until I do you'll just have to suffer with my boring utility coloring. 😊  I hope to try water coloring next.
The layout design is based on the current sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, as a thank you and show-off of my fab prize. I will try to make a card with the mice on the mushroom using one of the sketches in the next challenge. 
Once I finished coloring the focal image, I gathered up my gold shadow and metallic glitter gel pens and accented the bow, butterflies and birdhouse top. I then used an ancient Technique Tuesday border stamp on the vertical strips. I love that far away they look like zig zags but a closer look reveals it's a leafy vine that I also colored with Promarkers.
A close up to show the glitter gel penning, Nuvo clear gloss dotting and gold shadow pen work.
At left is the inside and a Crafty Secrets and Papertrey Ink stamped sentiments. At right is the card back, a Technique Tuesday/Sweet Stamp Shop siggie on some of the KIMemories card.
And a final view. Thanks for visiting and I will visit blogs just as soon as enough of my brain returns! Enjoy and if all else fails, just keep creating! xoxo
Thank you so much for my stamp set, Anne and SSW2!
This definitely qualifies as I am showcasing my prize - it truly is the stamp of the moment!
My Moonbeam Meadows Stamp Set Prize!
(No Dragonfly this time)
Spring day Scene in the Sky
On top of my card base I have 4 layers plus the sentiment strips/bow.
I used the colors and flowers


anne said...

I just love this card Aimes, it's so lovely and great to see what you made with the prize. So sorry to hear that you are struggling at the moment and hopoing that you feel better soon. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Anne SSW2-DT

Kathie said...

Wow Aimes, I love your card and it works perfectly with my sketch and who said those lines had to be straight. I love that you've used your prize as there are some very pretty stamps in that prize pack. I can't wait to see that image coloured in watercolours I think it will turn out really pretty. Sorrrrry to hear you aren't feeling the best here's to a speedy recovery. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2~DT

Becca Sadler said...

Aimeslee: This is darling! And for me, I grew up with the big flower power patterns that were popular in the 70s! :) So I love the background paper! The stamp set is adorable too and great for springtime cards! Thanks for layering and participating at MTTC! --Becca/DT

Alyson Mayo said...

Ya know what - wonky works! Love the background and your colouring of that image is spectacular.

brenda said...

I can totally identify with the problems you are facing Aimeslee, I too am on some new meds for yet another autoimmune condition and have been partly off grid for a week or two. I do hope your body soon settles.

But your card is totally delightful with the promise of bright Spring days, thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping April challenges.

B x

OlgaB said...

I just love what you have done with your project using our sketch!
Hope you are feeling better soon!
Thank you for joining SSW2
Hugs from Africa!

Cazro said...

A beautiful card, the collection of different elements has made it unique and original. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Galz. We look forward to you entering our challenges, Caz. DT.

Johanna said...

I can relate to arthritis pain and think you did a good job on this card in spite of it. Lovely colouring.

Lynda said...

Another vibrant and fun card - love you added the wonky strips to cope and manage - good luck with your struggles - I hope you manage to create still. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

Jane said...

Awww! What a sweet little bird house. Love your use of vibrant colours on this beautiful card. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

valscraftings said...

A beautiful card Aimeslee, love the cute little bird!

Thank you for joining in at Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges
DT Val x

Ella's Design said...

Great card, Aimeslee! Love your choice of papers and image, and a jaunty angle always works for me when I'm struggling to get things lined up...and we wouldn't have known if you hadn't told us!
Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at Passion for Markers! Lisa x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Your card is GORGEOUS, I love the colours and the sweet design, the stamps are so pretty, love the wonky stripes, they look like they are supposed to be like that.
I'm sorry to hear that Arthur is playing you up Aimes and that medication is on the cards again. Healing thoughts and prayers for you.
Faith x

Crafting Queen said...

Such a sweet image, lovely card. Thanks for joining We Love Stamping and Stamping Sensations. Anesha

Marina said...

How pretty and colourful this card is!Thanks for joining in at Inkspirational Challenges.

Laurie said...

So much fun detail and color here! Who wouldn't love to get this birthday card?? Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

Cards By MI said...

Super cute card with lovely design. Thanks for joining us over at PFM this week.
Love n hugs

The Crafty Den said...

What a sweet card Aimeslee. The image is adorable and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Aimslee, this is a lovely card, gorgeous colours and I love the sweet image.
Hope you're feeling better now.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday, Avril x

Mervi said...

Stunning and gorgeous card.
Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping April Challenge;-))m