Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday and LOTV Challenges

It was my birthday recently and Joey and Sue had both sent me a voucher to spend at the Ally Pally ( they had to convert them to cash lol ) I chose several LOTV stamps with it :-) Thanks so much girls xx

When I saw what the theme was on the Lili of the Valley Challenge , Here Comes Summer, I had a choice of stamps to use ,,, the BBQ bear ,,, bears with flowers ,,, oohh the choice was so difficult, but in the end decided to go with this gorgeous one with a bear on a deck chair :-)

I followed Arlana's lovely sketch on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge :-)I stamped the image onto vanilla SU cardstock and I must admit I did have a bother colouring it, either my pens were slightly dry or the paper is much more absorbant than the white I generally use. Anyho ,,, I think it looked OK in the end. The papers are from a Beach Fun pad from American Traditional Designs ,, I have had this forever and not used it ! The flower is prima and the central one is from Wild Orchid Crafts, sprayed with glimmer mist, as is compulsory :-) I added a few dots of stickles, unfortunately the camera has picked it up too much, the little bird isn't quite so sparkly IRL :-)The ribbon was a gift from Debby and the sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp Exclusives set I then saw a 'wish you were here' stamp in the same set and that got me thinking ,,,,, postcard,,, so I went on the hunt for a postcard download and found this one free on the Tammy Tutterow site, so I made a postcard too :-)

edited ,,,, oops ,,, forgot to colour the canvas on the postcard deck chair lol ,,,, have done it now ,,, imagine it looking like the one on the card :-)

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