Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow DT sketch challenge

I made this card for my Sugar Creek Hollow design team sketch challenge.  I chose the barn swallow for my image and Blessings to you for my sentiment.  I know a barn swallow is not red but let's just say I used my artistic license because I wanted to use these specific DP for this card.  I love bird watching so I was instantly drawn to this stamp.  I thought I'd give my copics a break and used watercolor pencils to color him in.  I'm really starting to like sketch challenges.  It kind of speeds things along having your layout all planned before you sit down and start your card.  I usually make 2 cards when I make a card.  It's just as easy to do two as one but I always switch something up just a bit so that I can see each card is one of a kind.  The second strayed from the sketch a bit but it's still pretty close.  Hope you like them.

Card makings:
photo corners
silver & red wire
metal button
3 flower punches
Stampin' Up punch
water color pencils


Sharon Basel said...

Beautifully done as usual Renee - you have a special talent. I love your coloring with the pencils - such a soft look for the swallow. And your embellishments are wonderful. The card has a whole rustic look/feel to it that I love.

Primitive Paper said...

Hello my friend...I am once again back here and I must say that your card is just over-the-top this week. You have a great eye for mixing patterns and textures of DP and that is what makes your cards stand out. Your coloring on Hilary's little bird is just the perfect compliment to the softness of your card. Thanks so much for what you do. Glad I found you!!! Tracy

Heide said...

This is just fantastic! Wonderful color choice! I love what you did with the bird image!

Megan said...

So pretty Renee! The colors work so well together.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Renee!

This swallow is so adroable and the colors you have used for her is very pretty. Love the cornerflower-thing you have going there - I have never seen anything like it - sooo cool!


MrsK said...

Hey renee! This is simply stunning and i love how youve coloured in the swallow he is a beauty! hugz xx

Donna Moore said...

You nailed this sketch perfectly! Your colors and choice of image is simple superb! Lovely card!!

marsha said...

Renee, this is such a stunning card you have created! I love your combination of DP and the colors you used are just beautiful. The flower "thingy" is just OTT!
Hugs, Marsha

Lisa Atha said...

Wow! The details of this card are awesome! It is absolutely stunning! You certainly went over and above the call of duty!



MiamiKel said...

What a beauty! THis could even double as a beautiful holiday card! SUper cute, lovely coloring - wonderfully done!

Julie said...

Fabulous card! Great coloring and wonderful elements!