Friday, May 15, 2009

Loving Edwin at Friday Sketchers

Happy Friday, everyone!! I hope you have had a wonderful week and are looking forward to a marvelous weekend! Although it is warm during the day here, we are still having cool nights and chilly mornings...brrrrr...makes moving in the mornings a little slower!! lol But most of the roses are starting to bloom...I only have over 175 bushes so you know what I do to stay busy!!

Today is Friday Sketchers day where we have a brand new and exciting sketch for the next week. I hope you will have a look and try to join us. This week's sketch is by Claudia from the USA and it is quite interesting, at least for me.

Of course you can turn the sketch any way you wish and since my image was a vertical one I attempted to follow the sketch just as it is presented by Claudia. As a reminder, if you participated last week, please remember to check this week's post to see if you won any of the prizes and need to send your address to the person who will present their surprise and their respective card. Good luck to all the participants!!!

The winner of my card and surprise is Marit - MaritO's papirblogg. Congratulations Marit...please contact me with your address!!

Congratulations also to Tanja - Stampin' Piper who will be the Guest Designer at Friday Sketchers for the next 3 months!!

Here is my attempt at this week's sketch:

My 6"x6" card uses Bazzill CS for the base and PTI Pure Poppy and Lemon Tart for all matting. The DP was a gift and I think it may be a digital paper set. For the front of the card I used Loving Edwin from the Love Collection 2009 which you can find at Magnolia-licious. Diana's shop has the largest selection of Magnolias in North America and it is offering free shipping to the US and Canada with a $50 or more order; for less than a $50 order shipping will be only $2.50.

I stamped Edwin twice so that he could have as much dimension as the balloons. All coloring on the card is done with Copics. Since I needed for the image to be taller to fit the sketch, I added two more balloons and used balloon shaped buttons tied with embroidery floss. I used a Spica pen to give some shine to his buttons. I also added a little whimsey with buttons of a turtle with a blue propeller beanie and a porcupine holding a red balloon to go strolling with Edwin!! Aren't they cute?? I used candlewicking for the strings and finished the front with red brads to soften the corners.

The inside of the card uses either the same or coordinating DP from the front. The first panel is trimmed with yellow rickrack and bright enamel star buttons. The jotting panel is actually a magnolia stamp also--School Slate/Blackboard from the So Heavenly, Travel, and School Collection 2008, which can also be found at Magnolia-licious. I added a little bronze school clip to the upper corner of the slate which can be used for a gift card or note. Finally both panels were finished with tiny red brads.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the way I have used Loving Edwin and the School Slate and will let me know what you think!! Also, I would like to invite you over to Friday Sketchers to see the really wonderful cards made by the other members of the Design Team.

There is still plenty of time to participate in the Butterfly Wings Challenge and the DT Sketch Challenge over at Magnolia-licious -- both run through the end of May. Please mail the pics of your cards to

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you will return often to see what Tilda and Edwin are up to!! I wish for everyone an enjoyable and safe weekend!! Hugs!!


Candy said...

Wow Jacque I am the first person here tonight!! I guess no one else stays up this late but you and I LOL.

What a cute card!!! Edwin is having a blast with his button friends. I love the paper and all of the buttons you have used as well as the candlewicking. It is bright and so cheerful and your colouring is awesome!!

Big hugs, Candy

Froggy said...

That is too adorable!! I love it..the papers are awesome! :)

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Good morning Jacque, wow what a truly gorgeous card hunny, i am loving the adorable edwin image and those fabulous papers. Have a good weekend hun, hugs Linda x

Rosette said...

WowJacque.. what a bright and cheerful card!! I love everything about it! I hope to find the time to participate again this week.. who knows?! :))

Big big hugs sent your way! :)

Unknown said...

oh jacque what a wonderful colourful and so funny card, i love the idea with the balloon buttons, looks so pretty.
big hugs and a nice weekend, bea

Kerry D-C said...

What a FUN FUN FUN card!! Love the balloon buttons!!

Jeanette said...

Fantastic card Jacque! Just love how you have paired that sweet Edwin with those fun buttons. Just a stunner of a card!
On another note....175 rose bushes?!! That must look spectacular!
Hugs Jeanette

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Jacque, love the balloons and all the other accents you've used...the string is wonderful.
Have a great weekend.
Carole x

Laurel said...

Truly beautiful card Jacque! I really like the way you colored Edwin - he has so much depth. The bright colors of the DP blend so well. Inside is awesome as well. I would love to see pictures of your garden - I bet the 175 rose bushes is just the beginning of a stunning garden. Hugs

Claudean said...

Love the colors and the balloon buttons. Great job. Would love to see a picture of your rose garden. can't imagine taking care of 175 rose bushes..

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

this card is simply amazing. I can not believe how Edwin pops right off the white paper.
fabulous job hunny bunny :-)

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh what a FUN card, Jacque!! The bright primary colors are just so cheery! Edwin is adorable holding his balloons! Love it!

Diane said...

Gorgeous card Jacque and those buttons are so cool!!
You are fast becoming one of my fav bloggers!!
Love Diane

Rachel said...

This is ADORABLE Jacque!! Awesome job!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Jacque, what a fun card and such a wonderful sketch by Claudia!!! We don't see nearly enough of Edwin. You'll have to post a picture of your garden for all of us to see. Hugs, Christina C.

Cabio said...

Jacque, this is a colorful card. I love it. I love the DP you used. Another amazing piece!

Hugs, Cabio

Suzan L said...

Hi Jacque, It looks like Edwin is celebrating with his cute little friends that school is almost over for the year. Your card is really cute!! I love all the little details!!
Can you believe that summer is almost here!! Stay cool!! Hugs, Suzan

Sheri said...

Precious..papers..colors...buttons...and all the embellishments..too ..too cute!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Super cute & he looks "party ready"--love the buttons & bright colors!


Sheri said...

Hi Jaccque!!

Christine Riley said...

What a sweet, sweet card! I love how you used the buttons for balloons, too cute! :)
Hugs, Christine :)

Powerful Search Engine said...

Such a beautiful card Ilove the balloons hugs Pascale

Ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

WOW WOW WOW!! THis is the BEST! I love it! The colors are awesome!!!

Danni said...

That's alot of rose bushes!!
Fun, bright, happy card! wonderful job!

Jessica G. said...

Fantastic job on this sketch, Jacque! The bright DPs are perfect for this little Edwin and I love that stitching. Perfect coloring technique on his jeans, and the inside is darn near as awesome as the outside!!

Dawn B. said...

Oh my goodness this is adorable. He is so cute. You always pick the perfect paper. Really great job. I would love to see all those gorgeous bushes. May have to take a day trip...

Cami said...

What a fun, adorable card with Edwin. I love the cheerful colors and cute DP you have used. Great dimensions on your images and as always, your coloring is superb! Great fun card, Jacque. Love it!!!
Hugs, Cami

strawberry fields said...

A gorgeous card and such a wonderful blog
Thanks for visiting

mueppi said...

Wow...... Jacque
what a wonderful card with fab colors and great image!
Hugs Gisela

Carol said...

Love the bright colours and papers you have used

Great boy card