Saturday, 2 May 2009

Sketch Saturday #49

Hi folks!
Just nipping on quickly in between horrendously long shifts at work this weekend to share my Sketch Saturday DT card with you.  This week is Debbie's DT week and she has come up with a fabulous sketch.  Our fab new GDT for the next 2 weeks needs no introduction as it is the talented Jacqui whom we all know and love.  If you are craving more inspiration then check out my fellow DT as they have all come up with stunning cards following Debbie's sketch.  There also a prize up for grabs with this weeks challenge, so hop on over to the blog to see what you could win.  When I saw there was a lovely circle on it I new exactly which stamp I was going to ink up...
I wanted to try something a little bit different with this card and I'm sure you have already noticed that I have not used any patterned papers.  I stamped the base card with a swirly stamp using a stamp & stick glue pad ( have had it for ages so am quite surprised that it still works) and sprinkled over some glitter. I used my Nestabilities to cut the circle for the aperture on the next panel.  I also used the Circle Nestie as a template for the rounded edges.  (You can actually see the next step better on the top picture.)  I die cut some small stars.  Glued two together and stuck to the panel (for height) repeated this until I was happy with the number of stars.  Then, using wet glue, I adhered dark blue mulberry paper over the whole aperture panel gently rubbing around the stars with an embossing tool.  I used my latest Martha Stewart punch for the scalloped boarder and Quickutz die for the corners.  The stamped image is one of my favourite Hanglars.  I have coloured him using koi watercolours and glitter for his star.  As you can imagine the whole card glistens a lot more than I have managed to capture in the photo.
Hope you are all enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend....have some fun for me!
Ciao for now!
Sandra x


lisa said...

I love your card Sandra, it's beautiful and so unusual. The moon sits perfectly in your circle. The stamp is adorable.


Sandra said...

Hi Sandra....WOW,love your card,such a cute image and brilliant work on your's good to work without patterned paper now and then and you've done a grand job:0).
By the way...thanks for the,
Have a lovely Bank holiday weekend,
Take care
San x

Karen said...

Stunning cards Sandra. Love the colours and images in this one and the one below it. Gorjus !

Love Karen xxx

bastelkueken said...

I love your card with the hänglar boy. perfect styled

CraftyC said...

I think your card looks great Sandra, the dark background really works!

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Sandra this is just fantastic!
Love your beautiful backgrounds and your image is so sweet!
Hope you can have a break soon.
kim x

Vicki said...

Lovely card Sandra, he looks so cute sitting there.

Vicki x

Donna said...

Gorgeous little card Sandra, such a sweet image :) Donna x

Barbara said...

This is stunning Sandra, love the colours and the image is so cute and suits the circle perfectly.

Barbara said...

Hi Sandra, I've left a little something on my blog for you here

scrappyjan said...

Hello Sandra, LOVE your art and LOVE to play in your blog.. Stunning cards!

I have left you a little surprise over at my blog on today's post. So when you get a chance stop over a find it.
blessings, janny

tracie said...

oh wow hun this is fabulous, love the glitter swirls ~ stunning work as always hun.
Hope you've had a good weekend
Tracie :)x

Jacilynn said...

Gorgeous! Just perfect Sandra. Love that moon

Crafty Dawn said...

Love this what a wonderful card Sandra and you work shift too! now that's a woman for ya lol (mutitasking) as always lol

Love Dawn xx

POPPET said...

This is gorgeous hugs pops x x x

Caroline said...

ooooh how gorgeous is this? I love cards for the oposite sex they are much harder to come up with this is fab hun xxx

Jo said...

Stunning and so perfect for Debbie's sketch ;)
Hope you are having a great week
Jo xx