Monday, February 18, 2008

My Favorite Sketch!!

Wow, I can't believe I totally forgot about this challenge. Every week, Cindy Haffner(isn't she amazing) hosts a sketch challenge in the My Favorite Things member forum on SCS. I started participating in the sketch challenge, because I felt like I wasn't using my MFT sets enough. I got so busy with life, and my mom, and being sick, that I totally forgot about it!! So this card is for that challenge. I will be working on lots of Easter cards for awhile, so bear with me. I will try to throw something else in there every once in a while, but for now, it'll be Easter!!
Anyway, I used the new set Eggstra Special on my card today. Isn't that bunny cute!!! I love his big old ears!! I started with a standard A2 card in Certainly Celery then layered it with Lavender Lace, and then Whisper White. I did a half strip of CC DSP and wrapped a piece of white grosgrain around it. The main image was stamped with Black stazon on Whisper White. The sky was done using my aquapainter and Bashful Blue ink pad and the grass was with my Certainly Celery marker. The accent on the grass were made with the writing end of my Always Artichoke marker. I used my Pretty in Pink marker to color in the ears and the cheeks. I think the rest is pretty self explanatory. Thanks for looking and have a great day!!
stamps-Eggstra Special

paper-Whisper Whtie, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Lavender Lace, and Certainly Celery DSP

ink-Black Stazon and Bashful Blue

tools-white grosgrain, SU markers, circle punches, aquapainter

Easter Is Coming!!

I can't believe how early Easter is this year. Maybe it's not early, I just think it is!! I need to get out my easter decorations while I am thinking about it. I know, crazy right, but I decorate my house for spring, fall and winter. The rest of the time it is just really boring around here. I don't have alot of spring stuff, but the amount of Fall/Winter stuff is ridiculous. I will have to post photos when I do it this year.
So anyway, I need to get a jump start on my Easter cards, so pretty much every challenge will be devoted to Easter cards. I sent out 35 Valentines, so I figure I will need atleast that many Easter cards. I made this card using Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try. I started with a standard sized card base in Whisper White. I then stamped the Chicken Wire background stamp from Rubbernecker on Certainly Celery. Lavender Lace and Apricot Appeal are the other two colors on here. The strip down from the main image is from the Prints Pack Level 1 hostess gift(my favorite by the way!!). I stamped my chick from Rubbernecker on Whisper White in black Stazon. I watercolored the sky in Bashful Blue, and the grass was drawn in with my Certainly Celery marker. I highlighted it with the writing end of my Always Artichoke marker. The chick was colored in with Barely Banana an highlighted with Apricot Appeal. Aren't her rosy little cheeks so cute!! I used my circle nestabilities to cut out the chick and the layers. The sentiment panel was done using various SU punches, and the sentiment is from the MFT set Eggstra Special. I sponged the edges of the key tag punch with Bashful Blue.

stamps-chick&chickenwire from Rubbernecker
paper-Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White and Prints Pack DSP
ink-black Stazon, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue
tool-key tag punch, circle punches, aquapainter, SU markers, ribbon