Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Sketch Card? Craziness!

So, Lisa Arana over at dahlhouse designs posted a few sketches last week in an informal challenge, and I loved her card & wanted to play along. If you've never been over to her blog, get over there. I'll wait.

OK. Back? Awesome, right? Look at all the Unity yumminess! And she's a sweet commenter as well :)

So, I ended up printing out the sketches in a moment of insanity. I rarely attempt sketches, because I end up staring at all the parts for far too long, instead of just creating. But, I love Lisa's blog, and I thought the sketches were fun (and easy enough) to give it a shot. And I like what I made, though it's a bit busy because of the patterns I chose.

Here's the sketch I used:
...and my card:

Supplies: papers all from Echo Park;
sentiment from MFT; stamped with a Kaleidacolor pad;
sentiment flag from Martha Stewart;
little skunk from Walmart kit;
Stampendous Fun Flock (Cotton Ball);
Standard circle Nesties & circle punches
Playing with the Echo Park papers was a lot of fun - I think I punched circles out of nearly every pattern while trying to decide which ones to use! And that little skunk just begged to be made fuzzy. Even though everything on this card is adhered directly to the base it still has the feel of dimension thanks to all the different elements in the sketch. I still have both sketches pinned up at my desk to see if I can do the first sketch too. Head over & link up until September 22nd. Thanks, Lisa!



JJ Bolton said...

That skunk is adorable!! Perfect interpretation of that sketch! I have trouble with sketches too:) Sometimes you can get too focused on combining the elements. It's better to free flow, lol!

lisa arana said...

Ohmygoodness... you are just the sweetest and cutest thing ever! LOVE that you used the sketch and LOVE,LOVE,LOVE all the great patterns and that adorable skunk. Thanks SO much for linking up. PS, you are a sweet commenter too! :)


Emily Keaton said...

This bright and totally fun card made me smile, Jessi! I can see why you just *had* fuzzy-ize that cute skunk. :D

Allison Rankin said...

Just the mix of papers and that cute skunk!

Theresa said...

So totally too cute!! I love polka dots and this is just too darling.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, your card is so lovely! All the colors are just perfect and I love all the details! So great, makes me happy, just looking at it! Hope you had a great time and maybe sold quite some cards?! All the best!!
Hugs, Wendy

Meg said...

Wee, such a fun card! Love the grey skunk against all those fun bright colors!

Anonymous said...

This is just too much fun Jessi! I love love love those bright circles and your cute little skunk!

Jocelyn Olson said...

OMG I am dying over the cuteness of the skunk! I'm glad you made him fuzzy, too! The papers are super fun! I love it!

Emily Leiphart said...

Eeek, that is the cutest skunk EVER!! What a great birthday card!

Grade Based Activities said...

Lovely card!!!