This is Marty’s MAY Sketch which was inspired by Heidi’s love of butterflies and the water. It was so exciting to see how this sketch inspired our talented design team. Please enjoy the creations & our thoughts about our art. Also, hope you will check out the blogs of our wonderful artists to see all of the beautiful work that they have featured.
Heidi Bound Gotham City Stampers
Marty’s sketch was full of so many of my favorite things! Butterflies, the beach, warm days and SUMMER VACATION! I love any excuse to use that Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch. I punched a scrap from my stash and added a little sparkle with Glimmer Mist. The sun was cut from my Cricut and the cloud is from Webster’s Pages. I LOVE the sand! I have a few different tubs of different colors-it is this cool sand that is mixed with adhesive. Hope you enjoy and look forward to warm Summer days ahead!
Eileen Bellomo Art Saves Lives
It was the sun in Marty’s sketch that really caught my eye, and inspired a very graphic notecard, which is a 5 1/2″ square. All the elements I used to create the sun were found in my scrap pile. I cut everything out by hand and then stitched it all together on my sewing machine. All I had to do then was layer some cardstock underneath, and of course, I couldn’t resist the final Prima flower embellishment in the center!
The card was such a quick project I had time to do another! This time I interpreted Marty’s sketch more literally, and did a summertime scene which includes the sun, the chair and the butterfly. Absolutely everything on this piece came from my scrap pile again. Even the background was a background “reject” which I repurposed with gesso, paint, tissue paper and stamping. Collage and paper piecing are among my favorite techniques, so I really enjoyed this one.
Michele Luxenberg Little Bird Creations Co.
Marty’s sketch brought me back to my previous trips to Aruba, Mexico and Hawaii. It reminded me of how relaxing and worryfree Matt and I were while just laying by the ocean…
and the wonderful smells of the ocean, the sand and the surf….
The beautiful sunsets that Matt and I used to stay on the beach and wait for.. that’s what this scene is supposed to depict.
For this card, I kept it simple– I only used:
Sakura Koi Watercolors
Stampin’ Up watercolor paper
Orange Cardstock (I think from Papertrey Ink but I can’t remember for sure!)
Connie Deibler Connie Stamps
Working from a sketch was a challenge since I’ve not ever done it before let alone for a design team! I loved the idea of the sun in the corner and I just discovered glass glitter and sticky sheets and thought it would be an appropriate medium. The glitter sort of reminded me of a gilded cage and the phrase all that glitters isn’t gold. The bird is looking at the cage and in my mind, was aware of the phrase as well. I hope you enjoy.
I used at SU Retired set Seaside Sketches - love this set!
Stamps – Retired Seaside Sketches, Retired Seaside and current set Farm Life (who knew, wheat sort of looks like sea oats!)
Paper - crumb cake card base, Chocolate chip, water color
Ink - black stazon, crumb cake, marina mist
Julia Smith Stray Dreams Blog
An A5 landscape card with an A5 front panel displaying the design. This is my interpretation, there were others but this is the one I have chosen to submit. Using scrapbooking papers from Basic Grey and Cosmos Cricket, they not current papers as I don’t buy many current paperpacks. These are chosen from my paper stash. In the background the papers are torn and distressed roughly, edged in distress ink and raised from the page. From the sketch I saw an umbrella, a boat but mainly a toadstool or mushroom!! For the right section of the sketch I acutally saw a person but my interpretation of that didn’t work out too well. So my sun became this lined drawing flower by Anita’s stamps, an old stamp I have had quite some time and the images on the right were fussy cut from Basic Grey Flavorful collection. The butterfly was also fussy cut and the whole impression left me feeling quite mellow!!
Sarah Rentz Polkadotrentz
When I saw the sketch I automatically thought of the beach and summer!
Kathy Vargas Creating the Hive
For the memory box I wanted to include a sand color with the summer colors.
The memory box decorated with acrylic paints, glitter misted the frame and attached baby’s name initial and Mariposa paper in the frames. Embellished with felt flowers.
I was thinking of summer, bright and yellow. I created a card for daughter’s baby shower this week. I wanted to create something bright and summery. Butterflies are my favorite motifs to add to my projects so adding butterflies was a natural choice for this card.
Inside pages of baby girl card.
Karen Patton Fiber Art Gram
Using Marty’s sketch I created a realistic card with a folded 8 1/2×5 1/2 piece of light blue Stampin’ Up cardstock. The beaches were torn from beige cardstock from Michaels, embellished with real sand and edged with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger. The beach chair and it’s “sand”, and three shells are from Jolee’s Boutique with added real sand. Flipflops and starfish are Citronella. Ocean water was created with daubers, Tim’s Broken china Distress Ink and Stampabilities White Pigment Ink. The sun, seagull, sailboat and girl are Susan Branch Seashore Sticker pack. Butterfly is Studio 112. I cut the clouds freehand from white cardstock and textured it using Frosted Lace Stickles. The card ws edged in Tim’s Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhesives used are Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Scotch Quick Dry Glue and a Stampin’ Up taperunner.
The scrapbook page was made using colors inspired by Marty’s sketch. The yellow/orange paper from Memories Forever-Scrapbooking, light blue Creative Memories-Photo Mounting and navy blue paper from Michaels. I used the Creative Memories Borderlines to make the scalloped edges on the light blue papers. The water drops are Raindrops by Cloud 9 Design. Butterflies were made with the Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and embellished with Stampin’ Up Hologram Embossing Powder. I stamped the shells from the Stampin’ Up Beautiful Beach set with Archival Ink Sepia on light tan Creative Memories paper and colored them with Derwent Inktense Watersoluble Ink Pencils. Adhesives are Scotch taperunner and Quick Dry Glue and Stampin’ Up taperunner. I edged the page with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger. The photos are of my first grandchild taken in March of 1997 when she was 16 months old.