Thursday, April 15, 2010

SKETCH 45: ALPHABETS!


Graphic cards and alphabets are all the rage, so it is only fitting that we devote a sketch challenge to using ALPHABETS! Use stamps, stickers, die cuts, whatever you like! While making my card for this challenge, I couldn't help but sing Alpha Pig's ABC song (from Super Why...I have toddlers, keep in mind!). LOL!

My card started with a Sweet Blush base. The patterned paper for the large rectangular part of the sketch is, of course, Webster's Lullaby Lane/Life's Portrait. I love the flowers and butterflies on this paper, and I tried to help the gorgeous paper stand out by distressing the edges a bit with some Pitch Black ink. For my alphabets, I applied some Pink Paislee Licorice Glitter Alphabet stickers. These are wonderfully sparkly, sturdy chipboard letters. I spelled "friend" because I intend to give this card to a dear friend of mine! ;) for my ribbon, I wrapped a length of black Raven Tulle and created a bit of a starburst/puff with the fabric. So easy and so much fun! I added a large pink Webster's Glitter Sparkler to the center of the tulle. I also added five small sparklers to the bottom to create the dotted row in the sketch.

I cannot wait to see what YOU come up with!


The Deets:
**Use the sketch above and try to incorporate your favorite ALPHABETS!!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC045.
**Post a comment with a link to your card right here on the challenge post by Sunday, April 18, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday).
**PRIZE ~ One lucky winner will receive a sheet of alphabet stickers of their choice!!

17 comments:

~amy~ said...

Super fabbie card!!

StampinCathy said...

This is one awesome card. Love that DP and that ribbon and flower is beautiful. Great bling too.

de said...

I am lovin this! I LOVE those new embellies! Payday hurry up and get here!

Lisa H. said...

oh, yes! this is gorgeous. love what you're doing with those papers. great card.

lynn said...

love the center sparkler with the tulle-they work together beautifully!

JenMarie said...

Super cute!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Oh my--this is super pretty! I love that tulle and the chipboard letters! WOWSA! Love it! I'm still working on posting my third card--a bit of delay on it since my father was in town! THANKS for letting me be a part of this!! I LOVE LIMELIGHT:)

Anonymous said...

wow... love the glittery letters and fab toule!

Emily Keaton said...

What a beautiful and fun card, Mandy!! Great sketch, too. Here's mine:

enjoy

I've had some great chipboard alphabet stickers for a while now and welcomed this nudge to use them!!! Don't want to be a hoarder ;)Thanks for a fun sketch and challenge!!

dahlhousedesigns said...

this is super wonderful... i love all the glittery goodness.

lisa a.

Becky said...

This is fabulous..I love the word friend, and that flower you created is awesome.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

CUTE card Mandy! Here's my take on the sketch: http://hearthugsdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/04/all-thing-unity-challenge-4.html

Maggie said...

Cute card, and great sketch as always! Here's what I came up with:
http://stampsinhallways.blogspot.com/2010/04/so-long-farewell.html

Scrapaddict said...

Love the elegance of your card! Mine is Here

StampinCathy said...

I hope I made it! I'm moving my stampin room and I have to run upstairs and downstairs to get the goodies to make anything. Maybe I should just move everything and not play. OH I can't do that! LOL
Here my card:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1681108?&cat=500&ppuser=66979

Ravengirl said...

I got my card made and photographed, but just didn't have enough time to get it loaded :(

Ravengirl said...

This is probably really too late, but here it is.