Friday, September 23, 2011

Big Hugs - TE Sketch Challenge 147

Hello everybody and Happy Friday!!!  I am thrilled and honored to be one of the guest stampers for this week's Taylored Expressions sketch challenge.  I really like this sketch and I think I'm going to be using it often in the future.

For my card, I chose the KISS method - Keep It Simple Stamper especially since I'm still battling those blasted migraines.  I pulled out my favorite TE petite stamp set Wreath of Love and stamped it twice on white card stock in memento tuxedo black before coloring it with prismacolor markers.  Once those were colored, I made a last minute decision to add the birds nest, so I stamped that twice and colored it as well.  Once my coloring was done, I die cut both of the wreaths using TE's Seasonal Wreath Die so I could pop up one later.  Since I didn't have a background paper to match my images, I decided to make my own by stamping both the wreath and nest in turquoise and green inks before creating a strip alternating the saying with hearts.  For my final touch, I added some silk rosebuds from my stash I had forgotten about until Wednesday night.

The whole card came out a lot better than I thought it would since I was stamping, and assembling, at 2am because I couldn't sleep.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Make sure to stop by all of the TE Sketch Crew and leave them some love.

For details on how you can participate in this week's challenge and have a chance to win a TE gift certificate, hop on over to Taylor's blog to check out all of the details.  Also don't forget to upload your creation to Splitcoaststampers and then link it to the TE forum.

Have a great weekend and happy stamping!!

Stamps: TE Wreath Of Love
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Tempting Turquoise, Glorious Green, PTI Pure Poppy
Card Stock: White, Stampin Up! Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Glorious Green
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Pop Dots, TE Seasonal Wreath Die, Stipple Brush, Silk Roses, Glue Dots, Staple, 1" Hole Punch


  1. How darling, Bonnie! I love your little rose accents too :D

  2. Cute card Bonnie! I love those TE wreaths and the little roses are a nice touch. Congrats on Guest Designer!

  3. What a pretty card Bonnie. Love the pretty wreath and the birds. The fabric roses look lovely! :o)

  4. Beautiful card, Bonnie! Such a pretty wreath :)

  5. Fabulous card Bonnie! So glad you could join us on the Sketch Crew!!! :)

  6. Bonnie! That is a great take on the sketch with the wreath! So glad you could join us! Hope you have a wonderful week! Hugs!!

  7. so cute & congrats on being on the sketch team- way cool!!