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