Friday, October 30, 2009

SG8 ~ A Christmas Candy Cane

Oy vey!  Talk about life getting in the way this morning!  Sorry I'm so tardy with posting my take on the Sketch Girl challenge #8.  Here we go ~

I was super excited when Annie sent this sketch!  Isn't it cool??  My mind was just whirling with possibilities of how amazing it could be, the dp I could put together and even *wow* myself!  Then reality set in.  Let's just say that I am designer paper...challenged.  So many papers these days are distressed looking.  While we're being honest here, I have a hard time sponging or distressing anything - it kind of looks like a 2nd grader did it.  What are the tricks to combining papers??? Can someone please tell me?  I even tried papers from the same pack and couldn't seem to find ones that I could pair properly.  Oh well!  My main image is so large, it covers most of it up anyway!  I still am in love with this sketch though.  You'll need to bop on over to the Sketch Girl blog to actually take a look at it - I'm a turkey that way!
 

I recently purchased some super cute digi images from The Greeting Farm.  I actually had this image in mind when I first saw the sketch.  In retrospect, I probably should have scaled it down a tad.  The little cuties are colored with Copics {of course} and the candy cane is covered in a Sakura clear glaze pen, so it's almost like it's embossed without all the hassle!  Once I realized the dp I wanted to use was distressed or vintagey, I sponged around the edges. 

The sentiment panel is actually on cream paper, so that I didn't have to sponge {wink}.  While it was still in the die, I traced around the edges with a red metallic pen.  That is about it, I think!  Please bop around and see what the other lovely Sketch Girls have done with this one:
Annie  ~  Bonnie  ~  Chris  ~  Eve  ~  Harriet  ~  Jessica  ~  Jennie  ~  Julie  ~  Katie  ~  Randee  ~  Sara  ~  Tiffany

If you choose to play along with us this week, please leave a link in Mr Linky on the SG blog.  And if you upload to an online gallery, please use the keyword SG8 so we can all have a quick look!  Have a super fantastic day!!  It's Friday!!!  :o) Alyssa
SUPPLIES~
STAMPS: The Greeting Farm Candy Cane Snack
INK: HP printer ink; PTI Pure Poppy; Ranger Antique Linen distress ink
PAPER: PTI Pure Poppy, SS White & True Black; Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly; Basic Grey Figgy Pudding
OTHER: Sakura clear glaze pen; Fiskars red metallic gel pen; Copics

12 comments:

Harriet said...

I love your card and the mice are just too cute......

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

Terrific card! And I LOVE your blog banner/background!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Gorgeous! The pattern papers you chose work well together and as usual, your coloring is superb! Fabulous job!

Julie E said...

Your coloring is superb and what an adorable image - I think you did fine with the PP :>)!
PTI's design team had something about 2 months ago regarding PP...here is a link - http://laurenm.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2009/07/31/pattern-pizazz/

Sara said...

what an awesome spooky background! i just love your card!!!!

xoxo
sarabeth

Jennie said...

This is adorable! Love those two mice and your coloring looks great! Nice job on the sketch :o)

Tiffany Heilman said...

This is so cute. Those mice make me smile. Your coloring skills amaze me!

Chris said...

this is super cute! love the image, your papers look really good together!! love your blog header! >"<

Beth said...

SO cute! You do some serious coloring with those Copics! Awesome job - great sketch, too!

Eve said...

You did a fantastic job with the copics! I really need to get more of those! What a sweet little image as well! LOVE it missy!

Deconstructing Jen said...

This is really adorable! I love that sweet image and I really like the tracing around the die to make the red border... I never would have thought of that but it's a great idea. :D

Jess said...

Fabulous beautiful card! That stamp is too cute!