Saturday, July 27, 2013

SSS221...Exploring Mixed Media

Happy Saturday! Time for another Sweet Stop Sketch. This week I decided to use the sketch for something other than a card.

I was wandering through Michael's the other day and found a really cool framed canvas coated with black Gesso. Then I found a roll of laminate back burlap. And I knew I wanted to use the Grunge Borders stamp set on the burlap. I pulled out some trading card size adhesive back canvas sheets I had in my stash to stamp the Proverbs verse from Precious Poppies. It much bolder in real life. I was kind of hard to get a good shot of the decorated canvas. I did some stitching with black thread and added some fun earthy embellishments. I stamped one of the butterflies from New Beginnings with white chalk ink to finish it off. I like how it turned out and will definitely find a place to hang it in my apartment. I am definitely going to do some more projects like this in the future. I had fun incorporating my other favorite hobby (sewing) with stamping.

Head over to The Sweet Stop to check out the full challenge and see what the other sugar babies created. Then take some time to play along with the sketch this week.

Have a fabulous weekend.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

SSS220...Old Fashioned Birthday

Another Saturday and time for another Sweet Stop Sketch challenge. The sketch this week has lots of fun circles and a Spin. The Spin is Doilies. 

I pulled out an older GinaK Designs set that has a large doily stamp and fun sentiments that look cross stitched. I also pulled out the MME Stella Rose pad because it has some fun doily prints. The blue base piece is a blue doily print. And there are doilies on the colorful strip with the twine. I also stamped the large doily with Pink Pirouette and then stamped the sentiment with Early Espresso over the doily.

It's your turn to try out the sketch and don't forget the doily spin. Head over to The Sweet Stop Sketch blog to get the challenge details and to see what the rest of the Sugar Babies did with the sketch.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

SSS219..My Beautiful Friend

I've been a little MIA the past couple of weeks. I enjoyed some much needed time off work to go camping with my mom. Camping is fun, but it was very hot and humid. I asked her if we could start going camping January instead of July. I don't think she went for it. LOL!

Anyway, it is Saturday once again, and time for another Sweet Stop sketch challenge.

I pulled out a new 8x8 paper pad I bought at Walmart last week. I love the fun colors and patterns. So that was my starting point. The sentiment is from the New Creature set. I used a square in place of the circle and the wooden cutout bird on a branch instead of a bow.

It is now your turn to try out the sketch this week. Take a little time to get creative and cool off if you are in a warm climate like me.

Make sure you stop by The Sweet Stop Sketch blog to see what the rest of the Sugar Babies did with the sketch and share a link to your project.

Make it a great weekend!