Friday, January 20, 2012

Stampin' Addicts Sketch Challenge 119

So I'm a week behind on sharing sketch challenges.  This is actually LAST week's challenge on Stampin' Addicts but I've had so many fun things to share that I haven't posted it here.  But there is no time limit to the sketch challenge.  You can play at any time and in any order.  So head on over and check it out!

Sometimes when I'm putting the sketch challenge together, I start with a card and then draw the sketch.  This time, I just sat down with My Digital Studio and started playing with punches until I found something I liked.  Then I headed to my stamp room to make a card based on what I drew.  It's more of a challenge for me that way anyway.  Here is the first card I came up with:

Colors: Wild Wasabi, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze.  Stamps: Kidoodle. Big Shot: Circles #2.  Punch: 2-1/2" circle.  Accessories: Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper, Markers, Brads, Mat Pack,  Paper Piercer, White Gel Pen.

I think that little octopus is adorable!  And I love how the circles in the sketch mimicked the circles on the Just Add Cake paper.  To make the faux stitching on the ends, I just used the template on the mat pack and my paper piercer to poke the holes and then went over it with a white gel pen.  I know it's a bit early, but this will likely be one of my projects for my Birthday Bash Stampin' Buffet in March.

After I made the first one, I thought about putting a flower in the circle spot and this is what I came up with:
Color: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black and Whisper White.  Stamps: Curly Cute.  Big Shot: Daisy Die #2.  Accessories: Brights and Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Packs, Brights Buttons, marker.
I saw a card with this color combination on Pinterest last week. (are you starting to see a pattern with me and Pinterest?) And simple white daisies are my favorite flower so it just came together.  Doodling is not something I do a lot, but I decided to give it a shot.  This card is being offered at my Valentines/Sale-A-Bration Stampin' Buffet next weekend.  I know it is neither Valentines or SAB, but it seemed like such a bright cheery card for the doldrums of January.  There is still time to RSVP for the class so let me know if you would like to come.


Yapha said...

Love both of these cards!! Those are such great colors for the octopus, and I love the stitching on it!

Tanya Boser said...

That octopus card is so full of fun! I ♥ it! ANd the doodling looks fab on your daisy card. Way to stretch yourself Paula!

Mickey Roberts said...

Both cards are just adorable. Every time I see the daisies on the cards I'm reminded of the line in "You've Got Mail" about the daisies being so friendly.

Shelley Z said...

The octopus is just adorable! But I LOVE daisies so that is my favorite!

Carmen said...

I want both of those cards! So cheery!