Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tweet Wishes

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 has presented Sketch Challenge #2-61 and here is the card I am submitting. The focal image and sentiment were digital downloads DigiStamp Boutique who is the sponsor of the challenge. In addition I decided to add this card to the Aud Sentiments Challenge #136, "Anything Goes."

The image was printed on white cardstock and colored with non-alcohol markers. Three sets of layers were cut from DSP, a ribbon was tied around the layers and the layers were adhered to the card base. The top layers was popped up on craft foam for dimension. A die cut sun was added and also raised to the level of the focal layers.
Black pearls were added for the canary's eyes and white pearls were colored with a yellow alcohol marker then adhered to the flower centers. Clear Wink of Stella was added to the canary and the sun. The inside was lined with a panel of white cardstock decorated with a yellow die cut border.

Be sure to stop by SSW2 and the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog for challenge fun!
Techniques: Die cutting, coloring
Size: 5" x 5"
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamp: Downloaded image from DigiStamp Boutique
Inks: Stampin' Write Markers in Mossy Meadow, Pistachio Pudding, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Smoky Slate; Spectrum Noir CT4 to color the pearls
Cardstock: Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
DSP: Five patterns from All Abloom stack
Dies: Verve "Scalloped Trim Trio Borders," Reverse Confetti "Sun 'n Clouds"
Misc.: Recollections pearls, ribbon from stash, craft foam


  1. Adorable! Love this DSB image and your cute papers. Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  2. What a cheerful card! Love your image and sun! Thanks for joining us at SSW2!

  3. Great card Mel...Love the Bird House Digital, the papers and colors. I'll have to visit DSB again, she has a lot of nice digi's. I have to do a SunShine Challenge, maybe I will scrap-lift some of your idea.

  4. What an adorable sketch card, Melanie! I love your DP and this sweet little bird and his birdhouse!! Great card, my friend! Hugs!

  5. Too cute! Love that little bird house and your background papers are fantastic. The ribbon adds the perfect touch!

  6. Oh, how sweet, Melanie. Love that ribbon! Thanks so much for honoring us by choosing to play in out "Anything Goes" challenge at Aud Sentiment this fortnight. Good luck and come play again.
    NanaConnie DT

  7. oh that is just so cute and really a great take on the sketch. Love it. Thanks for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments. Annie xxxx

  8. What a fun outdoor scene you've created here on your card (love that sun). So glad you shared this card with us over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 site. Hope to see you back next week.
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  9. What a lovely card, and such a sweet image. Pretty colours and design papers love that sun shinning down on the bird. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your creative talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  10. Awwwww, how sweet it is!!! Such and adorable image and wonderful papers. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


  11. This is such a sweet and happy card and your designer papers really make the image pop.
    Thank you for playing along with us this week
    Anne SSW2-DT