Tuesday, February 1, 2011

happy birthday...

Hello and Welcome to Skipping Stones Design Sketch Challenge Day!


Today is February so we have an all new Guest Design Team...this month we have the fabulous Lea Lawson as our Guest Sketch Artist!  Check out this week's sketch:

I'm making an effort to use more of my 6x6'ers....notice I didn't say 'use up' my 6x6'ers...that would take a v-e-r-y--l-o-n-g--t-i-m-e.

So here's my card using the vintage Basic Grey Recess:


I think that this would be an excellent masculine card...the happy birthday sentiment, which is embossed, is from one of my favorite Skipping Stones Design sets, Grunge.  


Here's a close up of the center panel and blue strip, can you see it?!  I used Skipping Stones Design Timeless Textures on both of those panels, I embossed it in clear...the pattern is subtle but irl makes quite the nice impact on the card.   


I was inspired by Yvonne Yam's Guest Blogger, Dana...she threw out a challenge to stamp on patterned paper.  Love this particular technique because it can either make a bold statement to your project or a subtle one, like on my card...thanks ladies!

You won't wanna miss the fabbie goodness from the other gals on the Skipping Stones Design Team:


Today is February which means we have an all new line up for our Guest Design Team...

Lea Lawson - Guest Sketch Artist 
Angela Thomas - Guest Designer
Julie Masse - Guest Designer


Yahoooo for our Guest Team!!!


Thanks so much for stoppin' by!!!


42 comments:

  1. Stitch me up some birthday greetings and make me swoon - this IS a fabulous card, my dear! {God bless you for using THAT paper - *SWACK!*} Love YOUR work!!! Yipeeee!

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  2. this is so pretty, Amy! love that you stamped on patterned paper. love the distressed look, too. beautiful card!

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  3. I thought I new all the BG collections but I've never hear of Recess until you showed it here. Got to check it out, looks wonderful on your card.

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  4. Amy, I love the paper pattern...!! lovely!!

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  5. So Beautiful Amy!!!
    Love the colors and the pattern you created is FAB!!!

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  6. love it! I am trying to use up my old 6x6ers and the pile is not getting any smaller. Thanks for the inspiration I need to do Yvonne/Dana's challenge as well.

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  7. Definitely perfect for a masculine card but would also be great for anyone!

    Deanne :)

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  8. This such a great masculine card, so awesome to see one from you! Love the textures you created on the paper.

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  9. Love the sentiment banner, Amy. The colors are so elegant yet perfectly masculine.

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  10. Very pretty! I love those papers!

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  11. very pretty, Amy! The embossing looks great.

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  12. What a great sketch. I've never participated in this challenge but I'm thinking Today I should totally go check it out, I need a starting point! I love your card

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  13. What a pretty card you made Amy!!

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  14. What a gorgeoous card Amy.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  15. Awesome card, Amy! That must be the only BG I don't have...love that you set it 'free'!

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  16. great card, amy! love the masculine vintagey feel. great mix of DPs. thanks for sharing and happy february 1st! *hugs* steph :)

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  17. This is an unusual sketch! I do love your card and how the background comes out in the foreground. JUst lovely! Have a great day!

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  18. This is super pretty, Amy! Great use of those papers and of the sketch!! ♥♥♥

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  19. Such a cool card Amy!! It's the perfect look for the dp and sketch!! Thanks for the warm welcome - it's fun "stamping with" you! :)

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  20. what a cute birthday card! love your take on the sketch challenge. hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

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  21. Oooh, fabulous card! It's grungerrific!

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  22. Very cute! Love the old BG papers. :)

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  23. This is the perfect male card, perfect! Love the grunge to it!

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  24. This is such a gorgeous combo of color Amy. I keep buying those 6 x 6 pads way faster than I can use them. Love the idea of stamping over a pattern.

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  25. Love the idea of stamping on pattern pp! beautiful card Amy! Love it!

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  26. Darling card Amy!!! I love your embossed Timeless Textures!! Fabulous!! Have a super day!!

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  27. Stinkin fantastic card!!! Love the papers and that sewing!!

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  28. love it amy!! super duper job!!

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  29. Amy this card is wonderful I love that blue panel thanks for the detail shot!

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  30. This is lovely Amy! Glad you were inspired to stamp on patterned paper! :)

    Thanks for playing along with my guest Dana's challenge!!!! :)

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  31. This is beautiful, Amy! The layout is so clean, it works so well with those lovely papers!

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  32. What?! some BG paper that I don't have??!! lol
    LOVE it and the stamping makes it awesome.....must give that a try :)

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  33. Oh wow you have totally rocked this BG paper! What a fab masculine card! Its so cool
    love tasha xx

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  34. *happy sigh* How did I know YOU would rock this challenge Amy? This falls into my top 5 fave cards of yours. I just love it. Thank you so much for playing along with my challenge. You amaze me.

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Cheers,
~amy~