Monday, January 31, 2011

SFYTT January 2011

Good Monday morning! How was your weekend? Mine was nice and relaxed; I hate to admit I didn't get a lot accomplished, but sometimes that's okay too. We are supposed to get a BIG storm today; so far just a bit of light snow. Of course the kids were up early checking to see if school was delayed!

Today I have Jen del Muro's January Sketch For You To Try. There have been a few changes with the new year; the main change being there will only be 1 sketch a month and you have the whole month to complete it. Yes, I realize I am cutting it close! The sponsor for January is
The Cat's Pajamas, so I thought I would whip out some of my swanky stamps and CutUps and get busy....

I thought the sketch was a fun one; love square cards! I had 3 coordinating DPs layed out and decided to do one of the panels in vellum; I really hated covering up the pretty background DP. By using the vellum, you can add a layer of interest, but still see the pretty paper. I paper pieced the tablecloth and Sprinkle is colored with pencils. There is a lot of die cutting on this one; in the sentiment and the flowers. Since the paper is pretty busy, I embellished the card simply with Bella Dots.

Image/Sentiment: The Cat's Pajamas
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select, Simply Chartreuse, and Dark Chocolate, Crate Paper DP, The Paper Studio Vellum
Embellies: Bella Dots
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, CutUps "Flower Buttons" Die, QuicKutz "Uptown Girl" Alphabet, EK Success 3D Dots

Alrighty then, that's it for me today but I will be back tomorrow with a new sketch from Melissa at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Thanks for stopping by!



Imke said...

Angela, this is really pretty. Fantastic Colors and DP and the little flowers are great. Love the image !

Larissa said...

Fabulous card my friend! Love the idea of using vellum, that way the gorgeous dp is still visible! Love the sentiment.

Linda Palmer said...

Awesome card Angela! Love that pretty dp and the use of vellem was a great idea. Love this card.

Donelda said...

A great take on the sketch!! I too love your vellum piece ... I am never very good at using vellum! might have to borrow this idea!!

Amy said...

Oh, dear, how did I miss this darling card? The cat in her hat serving tea is just so cute, I love the sentiment, and that floral paper is perfect for the whole thing. Love it!

Becca said...

I love that the kids are always so eager for school to be canceled and the parents, not so much!

Love the dp on this one. Gorgeous colors!