Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Paper Pretties - Weekly Challenge

Hey there everyone. I have been blessed to be asked to be a Guest Designer for Paper Pretties Stamps for the months of March and April. I am so excited!!!! Their stamps are so sweet and whimsical and I think they are just adorable.

It is time for the Wednesday Challenge over at Paper Pretties. Since it is the beginning of the month, the challenge is a Sketch challenge. Smiley
This lovely sketch has been provided for inspiration:
For my take on the sketch I used the Giving Thanks Sophia stamp:

I stamped the lovely Sophia on Hammermill with Memento ink. I colored her with Copic Markers:

RV000,RV00, RV02, RV04 for the dress, bow and flower (G00, 02 for the leaf)
E0000, E000, E00 RV00 for the skin
Y000, Y00, Y04 for her hair

Once she was completely colored, I added little dots of Copic Opaque White to her dress ruffles and neckline and to her bow. I then went around these with black multiliner. The sky was airbrushed with B00.

The doilie is airbrushed with the RV02. I mounted all of this on Pink Cardstock Paper. Usually I do White or Black cardbase, but I thought that the preponderance of pink would set off the image really well. and focus your eyes on the center. I Blinged it up with the roses and the welll... the bling. LOL. The Thank You is stamped on the same pink cardstock with versafine and then embossed. I arched this so that the center is popped up and the edges are flat on the white embossed cardstock. On the inside I added a layer of the same DP used on the outside and then a white center cardstock.

I hope you have a great day and join us in the challenge. For those of you stumbling on this post that did not show up here from the Paper Pretties Blog - you should race on over there and see all the lovely inspiration using this sketch... and then enter the challenge to win some beeea-uuuuuu-tiful stamps!

Can't wait to share more of the stamps with you all over the next couple of months. See you again soon!



  1. pretty card, welcome to the PP DT

  2. welcome to you!!! LOVE your card, the sentiment is so perfect for the little curtsey~ you can just hear her saying thank you!!

  3. Congratulations, Alaine! Beautiful card! Sweet image!

  4. Love your take on the sketch.. The flowers are a great touch!