Saturday, September 1, 2012

BIG news!

Finally, I can share my exciting news!  Last month I received a comment on one of my cards and then an email from Susan Liles.  Yes, THAT Susan!  She asked me to be the "September Guest Designer of the Month" for "Jen's Sketch For You To Try" (SFYTT)!!!  At first I thought she must be mistaken - me?  A guest designer?  Fortunately she (and Jen) didn't reconsider after all my questions :) and here I am....excited, delighted and honoured to be asked.  As a Canadian, I'm even more excited that the sponsor this month is also Canadian - Kraftin' Kimmie stamps!

This is Jen's Sketch For You To Try for September and there are five Saturdays this month so plenty of time for you to play along.

I love a sketch - I almost can't make a card now without one.  I do like to flip or rotate a sketch but for my first card this month I left it exactly as it was - can't promise that for next week - LOL.

I stamped the oh so classy Lana in Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with copics.

The pattern paper is MME Lost & Found Madison Avenue paired with some Pretty in Pink and Early Espresso.  I added a crown border layered over some Pretty in Pink satin ribbon and topped each tip with a sparkly rhinestone.  For a bit of texture on the Pretty in Pink layer, I used my Sizzix Flourish Texture plate.  The finishing touch for Lana was lots of glitter on her wrap.

I'm loving doing the insides of cards too, matching up the image and papers.

Here's the rest of the fabulous SFYTT Sisters for more inspiration:

Amber Hight
Amy Sheffer
Becky Carafa
Carole Burrage
Jen Tapler
Jodi Collins
Kerry Johnson
Megan Lock
Susan Liles
Tracy Schultz

I had so much fun with this sketch - I hope you'll play along too.



Carla Murphy said...

Leslie - this is FANTASTIC!!! Love all the sparkle and this super cute image. Colours are my absolute fav. Nicely done!!

Jen Tapler said...

This is so elegant and pretty Leslie! So happy to have you joining us and what a great card you created for it! Fabulous job with the sketch!!

morag dickie said...

Leslie - this is fabulous! I love the coloring technique- your blending is terrific. Can't wait to see what you do next week.


ANNA said...

You have always had an eye for the perfect combination and a love of glitter. This is proof. Great detail.
Good for you!

Karen Motz said...

Huge congratulations my friend! Your card is stunning! Love her sparkly wrap!!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

SUCH a gorgeous creation, Leslie!!! Lana looks fabulous and the glitter is PERFECT for her stole!! And the inside image is such a great finishing touch!!! So glad you're enjoying the stamps!

Judy McMullen said...

GORGEOUS! So beautifully colored! Love how you used the sketch...perfection!!

Anonymous said...

Hey GF!!! Congrats!! What an honour for sure!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Congrat's on being this months Guest Designer, you did an awesome job with this one, so fabulous with the image, the brown and pink, love it.

Dana White said...

Congrats my friend what a thrill!! Love your card Lana is perfect!!

whoistracy said...

What a sweet card! Love the pink & brown combo. So happy to have you playing along with us this month!!

Pauline said...

Leslie, congrats on being the guest designer this month. Your card is Fabulous!!! Love all the glitter, and your colouring is awesome!

Becky Carafa said...

This is so gorgeous! Love her sparkliness! Glad to have you join us this month!