Monday, September 13, 2010

Kazan's Sketch 61

Can you feel it?  The cooler nights, a crisper morning air and just an all round shift that comes with the Season's changing.  It is wonderful living in a State that does have defined Seasons - I grew up in South Africa and it seems in our part of the country we had Winter and Summer only.  Leaves have started to change which is always something to look forward to since one of the most favorite pastimes for our family is to visit the Rocky Mountains and see the changing Aspen.   Fall also makes me more adventurous in the kitchen and with my crafting - basically the change from Summer to Winter brings out the homebody in me :) So it was with great enthusiasm that I sat down and played with Starving Artistamps latest sets: Backlit Blooms.  These HUGE stamp sets (about 5.75" tall) can be used as is - to make super jumbo sized cards or like I did, a  framed home decor project.  You can use part of the stamp images to  create smaller or standard cards.  Our Design Team had fun playing with their samples.  Here are their interpretations of the sketch using Starving Artistamps

Angie Tieman

Angie used Backlit Bloom's Holly Set for this festive card

Courtney Baker

Courtney played with Backlit Bloom's Orchid to make this serene card

Kelly Marie Alvarez

Kelly Marie used Backlit Bloom's Holly Set for her Christmas card

Regina Mangum

Regina made this beautiful card using Backlit Bloom's Rose set

Rosemarie Diehl

This striking card from Rosemarie was made using Backlit Bloom's Daisy Set

Stacey Schafer 

Stacy angled the center panel of the sketch and used Backlit Bloom's Holly Set for her festive card

Guest Designer
Sherry Wright

This week we are very pleased to welcome Sherry Wright as our guest designer.  Sherry's stunning card from Laura's Sketch 59 won her Card of the Week and this coveted spot on our team.  For her beautiful card Sherry worked with Backlit Bloom's Dogwood set which comes with the flowers and two sentiments.  You can see more of Sherry's amazing talent on her fantastically inspiring blog:

Sponsor of the Week

Starving Artistamps is so excited to be sponsoring 2 Sketches 4 You! This week the 2S4Y Team have been playing with their new collections Backlit Blooms

The Backlit Blooms series consists of six different stamp sets featuring jumbo silhouette flowers and simple sentiments for the biggest, boldest, fastest and easiest cards you will ever make.  These are the stamps you will reach for when you need to make a big statement in a hurry.

{Special Offer}

Starving Artistamps is offering all the 2S4Y readers a 20% discount on ALL the stamps on their website.

With so many new releases now is a great time to shop.  They have two awesome new DoodleFactory sets just in time for Halloween:

and so much more. You can find all their newest offering under What's New! on their website.


Want some extra chances to win free stamps? Tracey (owner of Starving Artistamps) is celebrating her birthday this week and is sharing her festivities by giving away a free new release set every week all month long!  Stop by their blog  for all the details.  Right now they are giving away a set of their new DoodleFactory Gourds and Pumpkins so get your comment in before Thursday to be eligible to win.   

Card of the Week

You guys are gonna love this!!! The lucky winner of COTW will win not 1, not 2 but 3 Sets of Starving Artistamps Backlit Bloom stamps: Rose, Daisy and Orchid

Contest Entry Details:
  • Please provide a link to your card by posting it on this thread using Mr. Linky
  • Deadline for all entries: Saturday September 18th at Midnight (US Mountain time)
  • Your card should be based off the sketch provided and can be of any theme. You may enter as many times as you like.
  • The winning card will be announced as the Card of the Week on Sunday, September 19th here at 2 Sketches 4 You.
  • International Card makers are welcome to enter
We are super excited to see your entries.  Have fun - see you in the Gallery!
Hugs Kazan & your Divine DT


cnelson said...

Such lovely projects and sketch!!

Micki said...

great inspiration :-) and great sketch :-)

Betty Wright said...

Fabulous sketch, Kazan! I think this is the first time I have played in your sketch challenge! Totally fun! Great samples by the dt!

Kim Sonksen said...

I think this may be one of my favourite sketches ever. Fantastic DT projects too

Ginger Claire said...

Girls - I love your sketches and the inspiration is always beautiful xx

TDJ said...

Great inspiration for Chirstmas Cards. It is so hard to get in the Holiday Spirit when it is still in the mid 90's here in Texas.

Марусина Мама (г. Минск) said...

this is the first time I have played in "Kazan's Sketch")))

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Great sketch, Kazan!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

pia u said...

thanks for this fun sketch it was simple but inspiring!

Luana said...

Great sketch inspiration!!! Thanks.

Kristy Smith said...

What a fun challenge!!! Thanks for a great sketch Kazan! =)

Unknown said...

Wonderful sketch & i love all the inspiration cards as well! Thanks a million:)

Karin said...

I just love the sketch and the DT - samples are a great inspiration, thanks.

Kelly said...

FUN! I love these sketches. So easy to whip up a card. I can't wait to start using them for Christmas cards. Need to find paper.

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome sketch and inspiration!!!

Regan said...

Wonderful sketch! I used it as inspiration to make my son's 1st birthday card! Thanks for sharing the DT creations - they are all lovely!

Unknown said...

I just post one more project for more than a sketch.

Linda L said...

Oh my gosh I had so much fun with this card. Just took my time and enjoyed every minute. Thanks Kazan for a lovely sketch.

Linda L said...

So sorry I loaded my card and comment twice....getting used to a new system here. Ooops!

suzARTe said...

Thankyou for another great sketch, had so much fun playing along this week. Love all the DT cards, gorgeous as usual

Suzanne C said...

Love the sketch! Very inspiring! Great inspiration from the Design team too!

Mrs. Nancy G said...

Thanks for the fun sketch! I'm linked.

Pankti said...

Thanks for a sketch and wonderful projects. I had a great fun making Diwali(Indian festival) card.

Hot Wheels and Glue Guns said...

cute sketch! I just linked my card!