Thursday, July 31, 2008

Time for another sketch

Does everybody know what time it is? No, not tool time. It's time for another sketch for Sketches . You should see the designs the team has come up with for this sketch. They are awesome! I really had fun with this week's sketch. I love it when I am challenged to step out of my comfort zone. This week's sketch called for a long card. I never think to do these, but really like the look of them and the fact that they fit in a regular size envelope.
I decided to use my cute little turtle stamp from Inkadinkado that I picked up about a month or so ago and hadn't yet seen ink. I chose to do just the image without the sentiment and couldn't resist coloring this cute little guy with non-traditional colors. The inspiration for my color choice came from the Primas that I used. Isn't he just the cutest?

Stamps: Humorous Birthday (Inkadinkado). Paper: Tempting Turquoise, White. Inks: Black Stazon. Accessories: Cuttlebug, Frame EF, Swiss Dots, EF , Primas, Brads, Ribbon, Corner Punch, SU Markers.

The Turtle image was stamped three times (first time on the white square, second cut out just the shell and head, third just cut out the head) then colored each and layered with dimentionals. This really looks much better IRL but for some reason when I went to tweak the image , the turquoise changed colors. I think maybe the ribbon was throwing it off. It was too dark not to change it, so I just went with it. Anybody have any tips for dealing with this kind of thing, they would be greatly welcomed.

We would love for you to join us and do the sketch and if you do you could be chosen for next weeks guest designer and be featured. All you have to do is link your card back to the Sketches site.

Hope your having a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by! TTFN

Tip:I've found that when I want to ink up only a portion of an acrylic stamp, that coloring it with my markers leaves a blotchy image. What I do is I cover the portion of the stamp that I don't want inked with a sticky note and then ink the rest with my ink pad. The result is a a nice clean image with only the portion I want stamped.

10 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Adorable Becky! Love the soft colors too.

My Paper World said...

So gorgeous Becky! Love the cute turte! xx

Deborah said...

Simply adorable Becky! Have a great weekend! Deb

tiggertastic said...

Oh this is fantastic, i love the layout and the little squares.

Excellent !

Sarah x

Tina said...

Good Grief Becky, this is simply sweet. Fantastic sketch and images.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute Becky, I love the colors!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

This is so cute! I love that turtle! I also love the color scheme you selected for your card! Gorgeous!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my gosh....here you go enabling me with stamps again!!! This is just way too cute!!! I love that little turtle stamp Becky!!! And I really love the non traditional colors! Fantastic card!!

GiftsByHeidi said...

That is so so cute! Love that snail stamp. So clever how you stamped it 3 times and popped part of it up.

Lori said...

I really like this one a lot! The turtle in the middle is adorable and the colors you used are perfect!

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