Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Gettin' Sketchy...

Hey stamping friends!

I had such a fun time getting back into my stamping room for the MFT Sketch challenge and decided to do it again this week.  It's a SNOW DAY for me today (Not sure why because we have just a dusting of snow) so I headed into my stamping room with my pups and hunkered down for some all-day fun!

So here's the sketch:
Here's my first card:  
I just love the Pure Innocence stamps and they always put a smile on my face when I color them. This one is called "Better Get Better" and of course, it's retired.  I seem to only own retired MFT stamps right now GASP, so I know that's going to change this month.  I've already filled my shopping cart up a million times over!  LOL
I colored this little girl with Copic Markers.  These images don't take much time to color at all! Usually, I select the paper first- and choose Copic colors to match but this time, her dress and tights just called for a pinkish peach color (E01, E93, R22) and a little blue (B12, B97).  Teddy and her hair were colored with several brown colors (E09, 31, 33, 35, 37).  I used some standard peach colors for her skin (E21,50, 53, YR20).  Her shoes were colored with some warm gray colors (W3, 7) Teddy's bandages needed a bit of color too so I used Boooo and B52 to help them out.  
I popped the sentiment banner up on an oval Spellbinders die/coordinating scalloped die. Distressing the oval with Pixie Dust VersaMagic ink helped to add some depth and soften the appearance of the card.  The paper, well, that's from my stash.  I selected a piece of paper from the 6x6 My Mind's Eye "A Beautiful Life" paper collection that I've been hoarding for-ever!

My second card was created with the sketch elements swapped around enough.  After cutting out the scalloped oval for the previous card, I was left with a scrap perfectly suited for this card!
I stamped the xoxo sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with clear EP.  Distressing a bit with a dry Onyx Versamark pad helped bring out more of the sentiment.  The background chevron image is from Recollections, and probably a few years old and hiding out in my stash-never used!  I stamped that image onto some lime green cardstock and clear embossed that too.  YUM!
The sentiment "LOVE" and the "xoxo" is also from a Recollections set I've had for a couple years and never used.  Coloring the sentiment with red watercolor and adding a bit of Stickles helped set the image.
I'm not one to use sequins on my cards but I find them quite fabulous on everyone elses cards, so I added a few here just for kicks.  :)

I hope you enjoy viewing these cards and I can't wait to check out all the other creations that are posted for this challenge!  See you later and thanks for stopping by!


  1. You and the pups spent your snow day perfectly! I love the colors and format you chose!

    1. Thank you Cori! Now I have a LONG weekend to have even MORE fun!

  2. I definitely remember the delight of snow day crafting! And how fun that with one slice of the die, you have what you need to create two cards. :) Glad to have you along for the ride, Kerry! And here's to more snow days and ordering cool stuff from MFT!

    1. Thanks Susan. My MFT shopping cart wont be able to roll much longer...I think I'll need to empty it a bit tonight. ;)

  3. These are both great! LOVE the PI image and your coloring and that pretty paper!

    1. Thanks Maureen. I sure do love those PI images too. Can't get enough of those cuties!