Guest Designer for *Cheerful Sketches*!

Hey there friends! I’m so excited to share with you my project I’ve made for the September *Cheerful Sketches* blog challenge as a guest designer for this month! Please be sure to check out the original September challenge post for details and where to link up your project.

Here’s the project that I’ve made with the sketch photo and image that was provided to me:

This darling little image is by Colour of Love Shop called Li’l Fidget Unicorn Girl – A Daisy Thing and you can click on the link to see/purchase image in the shop if you’re interested.  They’re sponsoring the *Cheerful Sketches* challenge for this month, so be sure to check out all of the wonderful inspiration from the team over there!

Here is the sketch for September you need to follow:

I have used the sketch for inspiration on how to layout my card here after I colored her up and then cut her out with a circle die.  I also ink blended around the edges for a bit of color and then I found some pretty papers in my stash to cut out wih die and accent the circle image panel as well.  I’ve used a Spellbinders scallop circle die as well as a MFT older die frame no longer available.

I had some pretty fairy style papers in my stash and I’ve added those as well as more of the papers from my layered die cut circle from Brutus Monroe called Mermaid Skin Cardstock and lavendar cardstock from my stash.  I then added some pretty flowers as well as sequins and glitter over the design.

I’ve also stamped a “Make a Wish” sentiment in the bottom right corner of the card.

Here’s a closer look at the Copic coloring I’ve done on the image.  I’ve added some glitter to her unicorn horn on the top of her head and I’ve used several different gel pens to add dots and details to the image as well.  It was very hard for me NOT to use a purple color on her for the flowers…so I think it incorporated well into the design.

You can also see the wonderful shine over that Mermaid Skin cardstock I’ve used to!  It’s just beautiful when you’re holding it in person!

You can also see where I’ve taken some Ranger Stickles to fill the centers of the sequins and add additonal drops.

Sometimes it’s fun to just sit and color up gorgeous images like this and I think this was a really good one to practice along with the sketch!  I really hope that you’ve enjoyed it as well and has brought you some inspiration today!

Please be sure to play along with the talented people over at *Cheerful Sketches* this month!  Thank you for stopping by and I’ll be seeing you again soon!


  1. Creatalicious – #194 Anything Goes with optional: pearls and/or lace 
  2. A Perfect Time to Craft – #9 Anything Goes September
  3. A Bit More Time to Craft – #123 Anything Goes September
  4. Crafts Galore Encore – #79 Anything Goes September
  5. The Fairy and the Unicorn – Anything Goes + fantasy
  6. Love to Craft – LTCCB50 Anything Goes
  7. Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes
  8. Colour Crazy Craft – #35 Anything Goes + colouring
  9. Creative Fingers – #192 Anything Goes

28 thoughts on “Guest Designer for *Cheerful Sketches*!

  1. Absolutely beautiful and the coloring is stunning. Love the sketch – hmmm may have to think about entering. Love all of your embellishments.
    Can’t believe it is Labor Day – fall is just around the corner – time to get fall/winter stamps out of the closet. So much to do so little time. LOL


  2. Congrats on your DT position, Vicki. So glad to have you as a guest in our team.
    Your coloring of the beautiful image is wonderful. You made a wonderful card with the sketch.
    xxx Margreet


  3. What an adorable image and beautifully coloured Vicki x. Your card is so pretty and the colours and design are stunning x. Many congratulations on guesting too x.


  4. Congratulations on your GDT Vicki, and look at this beautiful card, the image is adorable and coloured beautifully, I love your card design, the green glitter and frame and the pretty flower, gorgeous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  5. What a gorgeous card Vicki!! I love that image and it’s colored beautiful, love how you added the extra sparkle to the flowers also, gorgeous!
    Hugs, Tammy


  6. Wow! This is so pretty! Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot! They are so lucky to have you. Goodness, can you believe we are already 7 days into September? Thanks for sharing with us!


  7. She’s just adorable and beautifully colored. The mermaid paper is so pretty, I dont know how you bring yourself to use it (i hoard my favorite papers). And I love the little dots on the sequins and the additional dots – I know you’ve done that before and I always hope to remember that since I love sequins. Beautiful card.


  8. This is just darling! I love how you’ve colored that sweet image and added the matching flower! The sparkle just draws the eyes into this precious little card! I love it!


  9. Stunningly gorgeous design. xx
    If I don’t comment for a few days it’s because blogger insists I use the ‘prove I am not a robot’ pest..xx
    like NOW!!


    1. Dear Annie, Thank you for your lovely comments, always!! I think you only have that “robot” thing on the blogger blogs. Since this is WordPress, you don’t run into that problem here. You can also check mark a box to have it remember your name and info for the next time you come back and you won’t have to fill it out after I’ve approved your comment which I already have long ago! 🙂 Hope things get straightened out soon for you! HUGS


  10. Such a pretty card! I love the shine and shimmer on the mermaid skin card too. Perfect. Thanks for sharing with us for this challenge at The Colour Crazy Challenge! Vic, DT x


  11. Gorgeous coloring, Vicki, and I love what you’ve done with that sketch! Wonderful job framing the image and I really like the metallic paper in the background. Beautifully done.


  12. Congrats on guest designing and your card is adorable and so well colored! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Love to Craft Challenge! XXO, Aimeslee DT


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