Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sarah Kay Sunday

Hey, I like how that sounds! ... Sarah Kay Sunday. Maybe I'll do that again next week. What do you think?

I'm supposed to be tackling laundry and putting all the Christmas gifts away...BUT these stamps were just calling my name! Well, when I finish writing this post, I WILL be getting right back to the housework. My house is so neglected and there are gift boxes EVERYwhere!

Anyway, the image on this first card is called First Kiss and it's part of the new Sarah Kay Collection's one of my VERY favorites! It's stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Neenah 80 lb Solar White CS and colored with the Copics noted in the supply list below. The dark brown mat panel behind the main image is up on Dimensionals. The flowers are also up on Dimensionals. I stamped some hearts from the SU Short & Sweet set on the inside of the card (pictured below) in Regal Rose ink. I also added some Pink Stickles to the girl's hat (center seam and ribbon at the top) and to her hair bow. The layout is Jen del Muro's SFYTT sketch.

The First Kiss stamp, Urban Prairie DP, Suede Brown Dark Prism CS, Brown/Pink May Arts Ribbon, Pink Stickles, and Kaiser Pearls are ALL available at Stamper's Dream! stop shopping!

Stamps: Sarah Kay First Kiss, SU Short & Sweet
Paper: Neenah 80 lb Solar White, Prism Suede Brown Dark, Urban Prairie DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cranberry Crisp
Copics: B32 Pale Blue, B45 Smoky Blue, C1 C5 & C7 Cool Cray, RV21 Light Pink, RV23 Pure Pink, RV34 Dark Pink, E02 Fruit Pink, E33 Sand, E35 Chamois, E51 Milky White, E57 Light Walnut, E77 Maroon
Accessories: Pink/Brown May Arts Ribbon, Kaiser Pearls, Pink Stickles, SU Pretties Kit Flowers (dyed with Cramberry Crisp ink), Dimensionals, Hemp Twine, Ticket Corner Punch
Card Size: 5.25" Square

My super talented and sweet friend Cindy (one happy stamper) stamped me some of these My Sweet Lili images and I couldn't wait to color her up. Thanks so much, Cindy!!

The image is stamped with Black StazOn ink on SU Watercolor paper and then watercolored with reinkers. I made a boo-boo on how I colored the bear's dress and bloomers (didn't like the colors I chose) so I colored those pieces again on a second image with some Copic markers, cut them out, and paper pieced them onto the watercolored panel...problem solved! Paper piecing is great for that! LOL!

The Celery mat behind the main image is up on Dimensionals. The urban prairie DP strip and main panels are faux stitched with my paper piercing tool, the SU mat pack, and a Chocolate Chip marker. The large flower is from the SU Pretties kit and I dyed it with Cranberry Crisp ink. The sentiment is sponged with Regal Rose ink and the flag end was done with a square punch on an angle. I added some white gel pen along the bottom of her dress and the buttons on her back. The layout is Taylor's TECC48 Sketch.

My Sweet Lili and the Urban Prarie DP are both available at Stamper's Dream.

Stamps: Sarah Kay My Sweet Lili, SU Warm Words
Paper: Certainly Celery, Urban Prarie DP, Making Memories Cosmopolitan DP (the solid brown)
Ink: Black StazOn, Cranberry Crisp, Soft Sky, Basic Brown, Blush Blossom, Really Rust, Marigold Morning, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose
Copics: YG03 Yellow Green, E47 Dark Brown
Accessories: SU Pretties Flower (dyed with Cranberry Crisp), Green Button, Hemp Twine, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Dimensionals, Square Punch, White Gel Pen
Technique: Watercoloring, Faux Stitching, Paper Piecing

Okay, now it's really time for me to get back to work. Enjoy what's left of the weekend! {smile}


Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness....BOTH cards are so sweet Denise! Wish I could colour like amaze me! LOL at your house...sounds like mine and you know what? I haven't done a flippin' thing all day...haha

Anonymous said...

Great cards, Denise! I agree with Dawn, your coloring is so amazing! Love the cards! TFS

Jackie Pedro said...

I third the coloring...amazing!! These are the sweetest images and I just love both cards!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I cleaned yesterday so that I could stamp today(but didn't get much done stamping-boo)!! These are both so super cute!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Gorgeous Denise! You WOW me everytime with your colouring talents! These Sarah Kay stamps are so howyou show them off!

silkeledlow said...

Fabulous cards - Denise!!! Well you know I think your coloring skills are superb....hopefully one day I can even get close - LOL!!!
The images are soo darn cute and your brought the best out of them!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Both of these are just so charming Denise! As always, your coloring is fabulous! And the colors you choose are always so perfect and sweet!! Love your sketches too! WOW!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

OMGosh! Those are both just absolutely adorable! Yep...Sarah Kay Sunday sounds good to me! Fabulous in every way! :-)

Leslie Miller said...

Both of these cards are just so darling and ultra-sweet! Beautiful coloring!

Jetstudio Designs said...

Beautiful Sarah K cards! I really like how you colored them.

I could see you doing a Sarah K Sunday that would be great!

Amy Johnson said...

Yes, I love the title Sarah Kay Sunday! Good idea. Both cards are simply ardorable! I love the colors and images of both. I really love the button/prima treatment on the second card. Great job!

Denise said...

Love it! I'll definately be back for Sarah Kay Sunays!! These cards are the sweetest things~ You must be sick of hearing this- (yea right!)- FANTASTIC COLORING!! I can't stop looking at them!! oh yea, the house.....
Hugs and Smiles~ Denise

Monique said...

WOW.. This is beautiful! I love both cards!! The coloring is stunning and all the stitching ...Spectacular!
xx Monique

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! This is really totally gorgeous creations!! The coloring is excellent!! TFS!!! :)

Whimsey said...

Yep; Sarah Kay Sunday is perfect; LOVE the images, colors - everything!!!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

I love the Sarah Kays! Your cards are so sweet!

dpkennedy said...

Oh, your coloring on this is fantastic! Beautiful, sweet card!

Rose Ann said...

Both of these are just precious and wonderful!! I love your always!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh my, I've missed a few posts... These are so adorable. I just love how you've been coloring these images! And that faux stitching looks soooo real! Love them!

I got a card the other day that said "a clean house is the sign of a lazy stamper".... glad you stamped and shared with us! :)

hugs, Jami