Sunday, September 9, 2012

sweet sunday sketch guest designer!

i was super-excited last week to learn that my vintage-laden "dress of paris" card was chosen as a winner at the sweet sunday sketch challenge, and even happier to learn that such an accolade earns one a guest spot with their uber-talented design team, the sweet sunday stampers! first let me show you the sketch, because it's fab and i know you'll want to play along:


and now here's my card, i've even STAMPED for this one, can you spot where?  (un hint: ou est c'est la tour eiffel?!)

(vintage: sheet music; patterned paper: basic grey; perfume label sticker: laughing elephant; eiffel tower stamp: hero arts (stamped on a scrap of 3m inkjet printer transparency with stewart superior india inkpad) dimensional sentiment sticker: pink paislee; diecuts: k and co; florals: prima; brads: my mind's eye; pearl flourishes: want2scrap; fabric tape: love my tapes; washi tape: recollections; adhesives: scotch gluestick, staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape)

lest you think i'm so intrepid that i stamped fearlessly right on top of my fancy french perfume label, let me assure you, there's a TRICK: i stamped in permanent ink on a scrap leftover from an inkjet printer transparency sheet, then cut the image out; thus i was able to take my time in choosing where i wanted to add it in to my collage! (note: because you'll be stamping on the reverse side of the transparency-- the pebbly bit, that's designed to hold the ink-- if your image has text it'll be BACKWARDS when you turn the sheet over!) luckily the eiffel tower is pretty symmetrical, so the "flipping" issue was no problem for me.

something else which is never a problem for me is adding in lots and lots of layered embellies; au contraire; in fact, that's kinda my best thing, lol! :) here's a close-up so you can see my collection of diecuts, fabric florals, brads, pearls, fabric tape, and... well... there's a little bit of everything, all stacked up on some lovely vintage sheet music!


i used the palette (and the aforesaid flowers!) for the current color throwdown (#208):



being generally, as you know, a big user and aficionado  of "light red" (lol, sorry, leslie!) i was pretty excited last week to discover a an entire card making blog being run by fellow fans of that color, called in the pink! this fortnight the challenge is anything but square, and you have to go see the absolutely drool-worthy cards being posted over there!

in the meantime, i hope you'll head over to the sweetest thing and grab this sketch, see miss karen's gorgeous card, and check out the rest of the AMAZING design team cards! then start plotting and planning your own card so that maybe ♥YOU♥ will be the next guest sweet sunday stamper!!! ♥

22 comments:

  1. Oh my word, Lauren, this is GORGEOUS! Wow!!!! Congrats on being the GD today for the Sweet Sunday Sketch!

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  2. This is stunning Lauren! I LOVE all the flowers and pearls!

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  3. Such a perfect Lauren-y card, complete with "light red." LOL! I can hear Leslie saying, "gah!" Wonderful sketch and the color challenge seems like YOU chose the colors. How wonderful and a match made in paper crafting heaven.

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  4. First and formost...a BIG congrats my friend!!!!!!
    Wow! What you have done with that sketch is amazing! This is just so beautiful! It is this kind of beautiful creativity that got you the win!!!

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  5. Huge congrats! and absolutely stunning guest designer card ... love those fabulous Laureny layers ... simply lovely.

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous Lauren! My jaw is still on the floor. :) Congrats on being selected as this weeks guest designer. So glad you could play along with us!! {{hugs}}

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  7. Oh my word, this is gorgeous! I adore all the layered flowers and the butterfly, and pearls, and well, everything! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week - great take on the sketch!

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  8. This is amazing!! Such vintage goodness, so happy you joined us this week as a guest designer!!!

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  9. Congrats on the GD spot!!! VERY exciting!

    LOVE this wonderful card! The image, embellishments, everything! So lovely.

    Lynn

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  10. So lovely! Congrats on your gdt spot. And thanks for that cool stamping tip!

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  11. WOW.. What a pretty card. I have to say you rocked the sketch. It looks fabulous. Congrats on you GD position. Well deserved my friend.

    Hugs~

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  12. oohhh how gorgeous! Love flowers and the bling, and the colors...ok the whole thing!

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  13. Oh my word, this is GORGEOUS! Love all those pretty flowers and the pearls. Really beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at the CTD. :)

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  14. Beautiful card and so full of layered goodies! So glad you were able to play along with us at Color Throwdown!

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  15. Hi Lauren...

    What a fabulous pink creation!! I love the retro feel of it and that clever use of the transparency to be able to place your tower perfectly!!

    Glad you found our challenge blog and joined in the fun! Good luck with this one and hope to see you again soon!

    Hugs
    Christine(aka Posh!)
    ITP

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  16. And I am the luck recipient of this beauty! I LOVE it ... thanks so very much!

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  17. congrats and oh my goodness...rockin' the pink like you do!

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  18. OOF! Again with the load-em-up! I did this sketch for a card to be posted at a future date, and mine looks NOTHING like yours. NO-THING. I think that's what I love about sketches, eh?

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  19. This is gorgeous! Love your cluster of layered embellishments--so pretty!

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  20. This is so stunning. So gorgeous design. I want to try to design like this for the Plastic cards, if you don't mind. I appreciate this.

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  21. Beautiful card Lauren! Love all of the flowers and pretty details!

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  22. This is so cute. I love the Paris stuff + pink. How much better can you get?

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