Monday, 9 January 2012

Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #44

Hi there! I'm officially back!! Home sweet home, they say, and it couldn't be any sweeter now, after even the most indulgent of vacations :)
I was especially eager to get inky, of course, but more of it in a moment.
Seeing as a couple of things changed recently, I wanted to give you an update.

First of all, you might have noticed that the TSG badge disappeared from my sidebar. This means that I stepped down from There She Goes Design Team, with a heavy heart but a certainty that it had to be done. I picked up quite a few assignments in the last year; some came and went but the majority stayed, and I assumed that it's just too much for me to physically pull off.
I decided that I need to cut off on something and my choice fell on one of the oldest DT spots. It's been an extremely pleasurable ride, and I'm having withdrawals already...

The other reason why I need to scrape out some extra time, is because I'm hoping that I can make it into the Spellbinders 2012 Design Team. Hope is, of course, all I've got at this stage, although I'm happy to share that today the Round Two winners have been announced and my name is among them. I'm getting mighty nervous now! ;)

That being said, let me finally move to the new sketch for you! Very late but made with some extra love, since my eager fingers were itching to play :)
I wanted something light and in tune with my style, so I drew one of my all-time favourite sketches. I hope you'll like it too! It's heavily layered, but feel free to reduce it to the basics if that's what rocks your boat.



I haven't touched ink for half a month, which in my world is a BIG thing... I hope it doesn't show too much that my mojo grew lazy!

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Supplies: cardstock: PTI (Berry Sorbet), white; paper: Echo Park Paper (Victoria Gardens); stamps: Flourishes (Angelic Love); ink: Memento (Onyx Black), Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap); Copics; Nestabilities Circles/Scalloped Circles/Twisted Metal Tags & Accents/Fancy Tags; wrinkled ribbon; satin ribbon; lace: October Afternoon; rhinestone strip: Glitz Design; button: Basic Grey; edge distresser; Pearls: AnnaBelle Stamps

I combined my sketch, with the inspiration from The Ribbon Reel (Challenge #19 - Pink Polka Dots), and the New Year challenge at Flourishes (FLLCJANRW2).



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A few things to keep in mind if you decide to use my sketch:
- You're kindly asked to save the image onto your computer first, and if you make a card based on it, please link back to this post.
- If you upload your card to an online gallery, please use the code SSC44.
- Please share the link to your creation via the Inlinkz widget, so that I can come and check it out. I would love to see what you did with it!
- The colours/elements mean nothing towards the card. All styles, colours and supplies, as well as slight alterations of the sketch are welcome.
- A new sketch and sample is posted every Saturday, but you're welcome to play any time! Just leave a link in the comments section after Inlinkz widget closes.
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20 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Chupa, I love the beautiful cupid image, and the gorgeous layering and bow.Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

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  2. Chupa - First welcome back - glad to have you!!! Your Valentine's card is lovely! Love the classic / romantic feel with Cupid! Best of all - CONGRATS on making it through the Spellbinders first round! I will be keeping my fingers crossed! You would make an excellent addition to the team!

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  3. Welcome back Chupa! Absolutely gorgeous layered card. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

    I read your name on the list of those who had got through the Spellbinders round. Congratulations and wishing you best of luck x

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  4. Wow, lovely card Chupa!! What a fantastic sentiment :). I really love the papers you've chosen and the beautiful die cut layers. Thanks for playing along with us at The Ribbon Reel this week.

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  5. AMAZING sketch and such a GORGEOUS card!

    Hugs,
    Naomi

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  6. LOL, ok, now, I've actually read through the entire post! SO glad to have you back! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip!
    Girl, I know you don't want to get your hopes up and you want to stay modest but, you DEFINITELY have what it takes to get on the Spellbinders DT and you've got a GOOD chance!

    Hugs & Smiles,
    Naomi

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  7. This is beautiful. I love the way you used your sketch. It is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes.

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  8. Such a gorgeous vintage feel, love the romancy elements!

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  9. Beautiful, beautiful!! Oh I hope you make the SB's team! Your artwork is amazing!

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  10. So pretty, love the colors you choose.

    I want to thank you for the WIR card I received a couple week ago. It is gorgeous. And now so sad that you have stepped down from TSG. I am so glad to have this card as a reminder of your fabulous work.

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  11. Wowzers Miss Iwona! Your Sketch is Just Fabulous and your Card is GORGEOUS! 8-) I just love all the Pretty Pretty Layers, dp's and what a Darling Cherub! Just Love every Wonderful detail!

    Hugs
    Shannon

    P.S. So glad you had a Wonderful vacation. Welcome back! And I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you for your SB DT spot! 8-)

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  12. so glad to see you back and the fabulous Sketchbook sketch...eeeckckk..awesome! Luv your card too girl and another big congrats on the Spellbinders gig...you go!

    enjoy *~*

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  13. This is beautiful! Wonderful valentine and oh I do like this sketch. Thanks for playing in Flourishes New Years Challenge.

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  14. Love your sketch and hope to participate but for now I just want to wish you the best of luck making the Spellbinders DT because you deserve it. Your cards are truly an inspiration, your challenge blog rocks, and your Copic coloring is magnificent. So good luck Chupa and I'm looking forward to your DT announcement!!

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  15. Greetings from Croatia! I finally had the time to play with your sketch. You make wonderful cards, your sketches are super fun, and I know you will be on the Spellbinders DT. :)

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  16. This stunning! Love the rich, vibrant reds! Thanks for joining us for the Flourishes challenge!

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  17. Better late than never! I didn't quite get my card done in time... but I loved this sketch, so I made it up anyway:
    http://kdaycreations.blogspot.com/2012/01/little-latesketchbook-saturday-44.html

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  18. I loved this sketch and used it even tho the linky is closed....thank you for consistent and FABulous inspiration! http://nanceleedy.blogspot.com/2012/01/blushing-enchantment-pp78.html

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  19. A little late Chupa....:) but here's mine:

    http://christinecreations.blogspot.com/2012/01/perfect-adventure.html

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  20. Gorgeous as always!! Thank you so much for joining us at the Ribbon Real Challenge Blog.

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