Friday, 25 February 2011

AnnaBelle Stamps ABSC035 - Sketch Challenge

I was honoured to be asked by Andrea, owner of AnnaBelle Stamps, to be the featured stamper on the AnnaBelle Stamps blog for the month of March. I will also be the guest designer for AnnaBelle Stamps March stamp release on March 15th and 16th featuring a blog hop and prizes to be won, so don't forget to visit then!

For my card I've used the new February release stamps called 'Easter Hope', it won't be long until Easter is upon us so I better get in with some cards early. I stamped the tulip image onto white cardstock and again onto some scraps of pink and green DP and paper pieced them onto the first image. I'm not sure what brand the papers were as I only had a few scraps of them. The greeting was stamped then cut out with a Nestabilities circle die, then layered on another green circle then a pink Lacey Circles die-cut. I used my sewing machine threaded with pink to outline my stamped piece.

The butterfly is made using a Martha Stewart butterfly punch, I punched 2 of them, adhered one down on the cardstock then placed the other one directly over it and sewed down the centre of it. I cased the idea from THIS post on Little Birdie Secrets blog, although I just used 2 punchies instead of 3. The pink layer is edged with a Martha Stewart border punch, my green striped ribbon and the Lime Sprinkles (bling) is also from AnnaBelle Stamps store. The cardstock is from Bazzil and Pedigree Paper (white)

This sketch challenge runs for a whole month so do give it a go, you have plenty of time to do it and there are always prizes up for grabs!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Liz Weber said...

CONGRATS on the Featured Stamper and Guest DT Lyn.. Your card is so pretty and delicate. You have used this new stamp set just beautifully! Love the soft pastel colour scheme.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sue W said...

Just beautiful Lyn! You can't go wrong with pink and green ....and all these beautiful layers! Love all the stitching and your pretty bow!!!
So good to have you posting with us this month. x

Vicky said...

Congratulations Lyn, on the guest DT spot :) Your card is just so elegant, I love all the layers, texture, & colours :)

Sue Kohler said...

what a stunning card for your 'featured stamper' debut!!!! I love the soft and subtle colours, the paper piecing is perfect!! great to have you on board, I know you will wow us each week! :)

Carole Meisenhelter said...

this is absolutely fabulous Lyn! Congratulations first up, it doesn't surprise me at all that you should be invited to 'guest design'. I hope you enjoy the challenge and I know you'll impress many as you do. A beautiful card you've everything about it.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Congratulations Lyn on being a Guest Designer and Featured Stamper for AnnaBelle Stamps! How exciting!! :-)
I love AnnaBelle Stamps! I bought their Christmas Wish set just before Christmas and I really love it.

Love, love, love this card! It is divine! Love the soft colours and the paper piecing, and that beautiful stitching!

Ida said...

Congrats Lyn on being the Guest Designer for March and featured stamper. This card is so pretty.
Looks like you & I were on the same "wave-length" with our cards. The funny thing is I almost added a butterfly (wish I had now) as it looks awesome on your card.

Andrea said...

I love this Lyn! The colours are perfect Easter colours!
Have a wonderful weekend :)

Kathi said...

Congrats on being featured designer and guest designer.

Enjoy your gig.

Your card is fabtastic. I love the paperpieced tulip and butterfly.

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Congrats to you on being featured sweetie!! That is fabulous news and well deserved!! :) Your creation is so pretty!! LOVE the paper pieced flower!! TFS! HUGS

Monique said...

What a beautiful Easter card Lyn.. The paper pieced tulip and matching butterfly is so pretty :).. Great take on the sketch :)

Belinda said...

Yay for being featured and yay for the GDT spot! What a lovely card -- the paper piecing is just perfect!

Beth said...

Congrats Lyn well deserved beautiful card and take on this sketch.

Shirley said...

How wonderful and that butterfly is just the greatest too!