Friday, June 17, 2011

I'd Rather Be Stamping Card for a Sketch Challenge


I decided to really push myself and do a sketch challenge.  I really stink at sketches.  I don't know why, but they just baffle me.  I decided to go ahead and try this sketch challenge over at There She Goes.

Here's what the sketch looks like:
I'm pretty happy with my card.  I started off with a standard A2 sized card base in Kraft colored cardstock.

For the strip on the left I used some Die Cuts With a View paper from their Sweet Stack and punched it with the Stampin' Up Scallop Border Punch.

For the triangle on the right I used some Stampin' Up patterned paper.

For the center I used a Hot Pink layer that is 2 and 1/2 by 3 and 1/2 inches.  It's up on pop dots.

The vanilla layer on top of that is 2 and 1/2 by 1 and 1/4.  It's up on another layer of pop dots for even more dimension.

The stamp set I used is called Loads of Fun and it's from There She Goes.  I stamped the laundry basket in some Memento ink and colored it in using my Stampin' Up markers and an Aqua Painter.  I didn't want the colors to be too dark or harsh, so watercoloring was a great way to accomplish softer colors while still being able to have more variety than just using pastel shades.

I used a couple really cool and sparkly Sakura gel pens on this card.  I used the Pink Star color around the vanilla layer and the Copper Star all around the edges of the card, the border, and the traingle shape.  It's subtle against the Kraft color, but very pretty - it does show up far better in person than on camera.  I really must consider some other lighting to get better photos of my cards.

Thanks for visiting!

17 comments:

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, sweetie. You can't be any worse at sketches than I am; if you stink at it, then the room needs to be fumagated by the time I finish trying to follow one...LOL!

However, your card is really cute!!!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Love that the undies are hanging out on top, cute card :)

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [18 Jun 08:25am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

scrappinC said...

Cute laundry basket and your sentiment is great.
TFS!
Cindy Lou

Theresa said...

Hello Amber - not sure why you think sketches baffle you. This is awesome!! Thanks for playing with my sketch at There She Goes.

Theresa

girlia said...

This is so cute. Love the sentiment. Awesome!

Missy said...

Great card, love the laundry basket & sentiment. That's a complicated sketch but you did great!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So fun! Great take on the sketch!

duendes said...

Hello Amber,
I loved your very creative and colourful card!
Great work.
Hugs!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

I have an award for you on my blog!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [19 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Margie said...

Me too! Great take on the sketch, Amber! Love that stamp!

Tara said...

I love it! The stamp and sentiment is great and I think you did a wonderful job following the sketch!
Tara

Juls said...

fab card! Love the scallop detail!!! Hugs Juls

Kelly said...

Great card! You can't help but smile when you read the sentiment!

VICTORIA said...

this card made me laugh. I love it and its so true. I rather be in my craft room instead of doing the house work eventually I have to come out and do it. But that only when i know I gotta get it done. Very cute card Amber. Victoria :)

Marlene said...

Aack, that little laundry basket is so adorable!! I'd rather be crafting than doing laundry any day!