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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

A Stampotique Sketch!


This is another 'first' for me - making a card using a 'sketch'!

Here's the sketch


It's from the
where the current challenge (set by the Basement Stamper) is to make something with this sketch using Stampotique stamps only.

Looking at some of the Design Teams' creations I'm guessing
that you only use the sketch as a guide and dimensions may
be altered?  If anyone has some advice or guidance on this I'd
really appreciate it.

For my card, I used Stampotique's 'Heart Shirt' rubber stamp.
I coloured him with Promarkers cut him out and stuck him onto
some scrapbook paper. 
I created a shadow around him with Distress Ink (Mustard Seed).

I masked off the background rectangle and coloured it in
with Distress Inks (Mustard Seed and Stormy Sky).

The band across the card I shamelessly copied from one
of the cards on the Challenge Blog - ie, used sequin waste
as a mask and coloured through it with the Stormy Sky Distress Ink.

The word 'Giggle' is a rub on, and mustn't forget
the Crown on the birthday boy's head
highlighted with some Platinum Stickles.

I don't normally like having to make birthday cards, but using a sketch
took a lot of the hard work out of this one, and I think I'll be
using them again! 

I'll be linking this to the Stampotique Designer Challenge Blog
- as this is what they say:
 ".... we encourage you to break out your Stampotique stamps and join our creative design team for your chance to add to your stamp collection with a prize of $30 gift certificate for stamps at Stampotique.  We will randomly pick a winner with the announcement of the next challenge".
Well, it'd be rude not to!

37 comments:

dutchstamptramp said...

Love your card! What a wonderul colouring you did. Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

Mrs A. said...

And a very nice card it is too.
Hugs Mrs A.

Kaz said...

This is a fab card, lovely and bright.
Sketches are really just the starting point and I find they are really helpful if you get a loss of mojo!!The general idea is that you fiddle about with the sketch to get what you want, but you should still see the sketch itself.
And you didn't shamelessly copy the sequin waste!! You used it as inspiration!! Thats the excuse I use!!
Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

Carla said...

lovwee your card, great colors

Netty said...

Totally terrific, loving it. Annette x

Nicks said...

its a gorgeous 'sketch' I have never made a card using a sketch either - i must give it a go!

Meggymay said...

Love your card Sherry, never done a sketch card either. xx

Valerie H. Wilson said...

This DOES make me giggle! Fabulous! So glad you've joined us for this week's SDC!
Val :)

CAROL said...

Wonderful! it's such a great card Sherry. xx

Jenxo said...

great card Sherry, loving the colors and stencil waste....

Deborah said...

Love your interpretation of the sketch, Sherry. A really funky card!

Gez said...

Ooo gorgeous card Sherry. Just love your image. He is beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Minxy said...

Absolutely love it, very cool indeed x

Ira said...

Oh yes, just perfect with the royal wedding coming up! Love this grungy king and the way he wears his crown, LOL!

MosaicMagpie said...

Thank you for visiting me and leaving a comment. I am now following you and I look forward to getting to know you and seeing all the great things you create.
Deb

Basement Stamper said...

Great job on your sketch and absolutely the sketch is just a generally guide! I'm a sketch junkie, I love them!!! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Some of my favorites are:
Card Patterns Sketch
Card Positioning Systems
Clean & Simple Stamping

For a list of daily ones here's a great site:
Stampin' When I Can

Gini said...

LOL! at his kewpie doll lips!!!!!!!! Love your interpretation of this sketch clever you!
Gini
xx

Terry said...

Perfect take on the sketch! Such a fun card! Love that image!

Sam said...

Love your stampotique card and also the anniversary card with the little wooden hearts x

Jayne C said...

Your card is lovely...I love the colours! I've never used a sketch before either, but am going to give it a go over the next few days!! x

Sue said...

I love your card Sherry, your 'giggle' rub on is perfect x

Summerthyme Studio said...

Cute! Your card absolutely made me giggle! Thanks for playing with us at SDC

Vicki

Alison said...

Brilliant card! x

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

what a lovely card. Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

Hella said...

Lovely card. Simple and bright.

Terry said...

He is just too cool and the colors so perfect! Love your card!

Riet said...

I love it, wonderfull colours.

Anita said...

WOW what a beauty!!!!

Debbie said...

He alwasys makes me giggle! Love the colours. Awesome job!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Love the colours and the way you interpreted the sketch.

Kathy said...

cute card Sherry.. he turned out so cute.. love the giggle...

ANGIE said...

Hi Sherry. Thanks for visiting and your very nice comment.

You're so creative. This is darling. Love the heart card too. So pretty!

Have a great week.

Angie

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Cute card Sherry, fab stamp,love this use of sequin waste, your colouring is beautiful as always!

Mrs A. said...

Have been known to put fairy cirlces in the front lawn too!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

such a fun card! great use of color!
hugs Lynn

joanne wardle said...

I can't believe that's your first card using a sketch. I love it. thanks for taking part in the stampotique challenge

Debs said...

oh wow Sherry this is well cool xx