Friday, September 5, 2008

1st Sarah Kay & Friday Sketchers Challenges

I'm back! It's been a very busy week with my girls starting back to school and me getting back to work. An especially emotional time for me as the girls didn't cling to me on their first day like last year. I keep telling myself that's a good thing and they're growing up but that didn't stop the tears from coming on my way back to work.

Here's a number of 1sts with this card. My 1st Sarah Kay image, 1st time using Prismacolours + OMS and 1st submission to both the Sarah Kay and Friday Sketchers Challenges. Now be gentle, I tried practising over the holidays with the Prismas on a few other images and believe you me its not as easy as most of you artists make it seem. Anyway, its not great but I think the colouring turned out OK. Practice makes perfect, right?!

I'm submitting this card into 2 challenges. Checkout the Sarah Kay weekly Sunday Challenge blog here. This week's challenge is to use purple and green which, although the picture doesn't show it well, runs through the dp. The layout is part of this week's sketch on the Friday Sketchers Challenge blog. Checkout the Friday Sketcher's blog here and join in the fun on both blogs.

Today's my day off but I gotta run as its almost time to pick-up the girls. I've got to get dinner going and another load of laundry....etc. Anyone else have this much fun on their day off!!

Hugs, Maria

Sarah Kay stamp, SU cs + ribbon, Wausau paper, Brilliance Graphite Black
ink, Prismas, OMS, stumps, floral brads from $1 store, Prima flowers &
Doodlebug brad and Little Yellow Bicycle DP called Plaid.


Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Maria, I love the colour combination and your beautiful colouring, I totally understand how you feel and too will be sure to cry when Danni starts nursery too, Did with Zoe too, Glad to hear the girls went off to school ok though and hope they had a good day, Have a great weekend, Hugs, Nikki x

Kathy said...

I know this sounds weird but sorry the girls didn't cry!!! I know what you mean though!! It is bittersweet!!
Anyway your card is very pretty and I love that yellow bicycle paper!! The colors are so pretty!! Nice job with the challenges:)Kathy

Heidi said...

Your card is so sweet - I really love it

Hugs from

Scrapmumur said...

This is absolutely gorgeous card!
Marvellous colours used.
Thanks for your participation FS.

Scrapmumur said...

This is absolutely gorgeous card!
Marvellous colours used.
Thanks for your participation FS.

mueppi said...

Your card is very lovely, Maria!!
I love your colouring and all details!
Hugs Gisela

Rachel said...

beautiful card. love the colors

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Beautiful card. Great that you could combine two challenges. Love the SK image, and the flower for the 2nd circle. The metal brads are great! Thanks for playing my sketch at FS!! Love from Holland,

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card and I love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at friday sketchers.
Caole ;D

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colour combo and the way you have coloured in the Sarah kay image. Great papers too.
Cathy xx

Heike said...

Gorgeous Card so cute, the Image is my Favorite SK. Your coloring is wonderful......


Sue said...

this is gorgeous and i love the bloom ann colour combo:)


100drine said...

Très jolie carte, magnifiques fleurs

Bev said...

Gorgeous cards Maria, love the beautiful colours and sweet image

hugs Bev x

MicHarr216 said...


I love everything about your card - the image, the flower, the colors. Fabulous job!


Jilli said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and your colouring is fab! Jillix

Simone said...

Wow, what a lovely card! I like it!!!

Mrs Wonka said...

I am still undecided on the Sarah K stamps but I am swaying towards them after seeing this simply stunning card!

Mrs Wonka x

darcy48 said...

What a beautiful card Maria! I love the purples and greensx

Kim said...

Oh that is lovely. The flower is fab. Kimx

craftyb said...

Hi Maria, poor's better that the girls are a bit more confident this year...I cried at my Nephew I'm a total whooz!!

i love your the colour combo...and I'm totally with you about the girlies making it look oh-so easy...i felt the same when I had a go!! It did get a bit easier with some practice...but I didn't invest in them...I enjoy the distress inks now!!

Anonymous said...

Love the card