Monday, April 8, 2013

OWH Sketch #167

     Hello, fellow Bloggers!  I am not sure how often I will get to post this week, since next weekend has lots going on, around here.   I was able to spend some time stamping this past Sunday, and  was playing around with the sketch from Operation Write Home.  It was a fairly simple one, however I did take a few liberties with it.  Here is what it looks like.

 
 
 
     My first card uses scraps, and stamps from one of my all time favorite stamp companies.  I got an email stating that they will be at a local stamp show this weekend, and I can't wait to see what's new.  I am talking about Stamps by Judith.  This is one of the very first stamp companies I started collecting back in the day.  Judith likes to color with Tombow markers, and I tried to hold true to her style, but I just had to add some sponging and Copic colors.


     My second car is again using scraps of a double sided papers called Smitten from K&Co., some Cocoa card, and a sticker from Marcerlla, that was staring at me from a bin.  My Mother's Day sentiment is from Clear Dollar Stamps.


     The third, and final card, is one I strayed with.  I did a rectangle instead of the sketch circle.  The carrots and grass are also from Stamps by Judith, and I found a really old sentiment stamp from D.O.T.S., which is now Close To My Heart.  Too funny, what we can dig up!

     That's it for me.  I had a real blast playing with these great old stamps.  Hope all is well in your part of the world.  Thanks for stopping!

14 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

I can see why you like these stamps. the are all very nice and you did a wonderful job presenting them. I love the bunch of carrots and it nice to deviate from the sketch once in a while anyway. I love the papers on your other two cards also and the sentiment on your second card is just beautiful. Three winners. Enjoy you week.

jimlynn said...

Great way to use those scraps and each and every one of these are fantastic? I've never heard of this stamp company but the images are fabulous!!! Have fun at that show this weekend - wish I was going with you.
Lynn

Linda said...

Three wonderful cards. The first is uber gorgeous!

Diane said...

I love your design paper in the first card! Very nice coloring too! The carrots are so cute too!

JoAnn Ross said...

Are they too great or what? They're all wonderful, but I really love how you colored the stamp on the first card and I'm so glad you jumped the sketch on the third because the image and the sentiment are so cute!

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Fantastic set of cards Mary Ann, and great takes on the sketch. I love the blues in the first one and your terrific coloring. The carrots are soooo cute the way you have them. Have a great time this weekend. Judith will be at my local Stamp Convention on the 27th and 28th and I'm looking forward to it. I just might have to get the carrot. Thanks for playing!

Olga said...

all of these are over the top, I love the bucket full of flowers! And your coloring is fantastic!!!

Carol L said...

WOW! I'd never heard of stamps by Judith, but you really know how to showcase them! The first card is FABULOUS, and I love your coloring on that pot of flowers while the background paper is gorgeous too! All of these cards look amazing! I'm going to have to check out her stamps now ;) Thanks for enabling my friend :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

She was my first adventure into creating scenes. The grass, bucket, and each twig is a seperate stamp.

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
How wonderful to go digging and find such beautiful stamps. I love all three cards my favorite is the carrot one. Your coloring is beautiful on all of them.

Patti P. said...

Hi Mary Anne, did you think that I had fallen off of the face of the world? Sorry to be so absent. Love all three of these and a great job with the sketch all around. No wonder you love those stamps, the carrots are adorable and I am in love with the barrel of flowers. A craft show for you, how fun....
hugs and have a wonderful week.

StampTramps said...

You've done Judith proud! I could sit and watch her for hours! Hope to see you shopping on Saturday. I can't pick a favorite out of these 3, they are all wonderful!

Kathy and Lucky said...

What wonderful cards, just love the images, the sketch and the colors, beautiful as always. Have a great weekend.

Becky said...

What beautiful cards, your coloring is fabulous on that first one and love the carrots :)