Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Celebrate Independence - SSSC 161 DT Call

Good morning, my friends!  I have a new Mo Manning image that I've just been itching to color and layout on a card.  The image is called "Waiting for the Parade" and it has quickly become one of my favorites.  This week's Mo Manning Digital Challenge blog challenge # 139 is a theme challenge: "At the park."   I envision my little girl on my card waiting for the parade to come by at the park.  I hope this will meet with agreement for Mo's Challenge theme this week.

As an American living in Canada, I truly appreciate and celebrate the America spirit and holidays.  They mean so much to me and being so far away from family and friends celebrations makes it a bit bittersweet for me.  This lovely little girl reminds me of so many scenes of children lining the sidewalks on Independence Day (July 4th) just waiting for the parade to pass by.

I added a little special inside "Celebrate Independence" to coordinate with the outside scene:

You just can't imagine the SQUEEEEEL of excitement and also the anticipation I feel when Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge announced a "casting call" or DT Call for their weekly sketch challenge team.  SSSC offers such wonderful sketch challenges and I just couldn't let the opportunity pass me by like a parade on a street without entering my card in the casting call auditions.  I hope, I hope, I HOPE they'll like my style and what I've done with the sketch, because I adore their creative weekly sketches.  Such lovely inspiration for card making and stamping.  Below is the layout challenge sketch 161:

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Mo Manning Digital Pencil, Stampin' Up! "Sweets for the Sweet",  front "Celebrate" from Papertrey Ink, inside "Celebrate Freedom" from Stampabilities, Star banner #626 from a company I'm no longer able to read on the side of the wood block.
Ink:  Memento Paris Dusk Blue and Stampin' Up! Real Red.  Image colored with Copic Markers
DP:   Stampin' Up! and wild Asparagus
Accessories: Making Memories mini-star brads, machine stitching, Stickles glitter in blue, red and diamond.

I truly do find this such a wonderful layout that I have already started another card using the same layout challenge.  Wish me luck, please.  I'd love to capture Sunday Sweet Sketch Challenge's attention.  Just a super layout challenge blog.  Hope you will check it out too, if you haven't already done so.
Until next time,



  1. It's a beautiful card Jenifer, the image is adorable:)x

  2. oh wow this is totally gorgeous lovely colouring on this striking image just wonderful
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. Great take on the challenge with this stunning card and fabulous details, thanks for joining us at Mo's

  4. First...good luck on your DT call! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! Any team would be lucky to have you!! This card is just precious! Love your coloring and design...and those pinwheels are the perfect finishing touch!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  5. Nice challenge card! I like your image and coloring, as well as, the papers you chose. I think you have a great chance at making the DT or guest designer. Good luck! ;)

  6. What an adorable image - perfect for the 4th. The pinwheels are the perfect touch!

  7. Hi Jennifer! This card is so beautifully created. Super job with the sketch AND the image. :-) Best of luck to you for the SSSC DT call. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog and for playing along in my giveaway. Hugs!


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