This week we have a sketch challenge:
I cast about for something new to use, and I lit on a great pad I had picked up at my local shop, Scrappy Chic, by American Crafts called Creekside Canoe. I had resolved to try to buy less patterned paper this year, but I could not resist this one. I love the colors and the rustic patterns. Once I had decided on that, it was just picking out a nice rustic stamp set, so I settled on Warm & Fuzzy Friends from My Favorite Things. I also decided to skip the doily for obvious reasons, and instead, I grabbed the Tree Ring Background from Concord & 9th. And I have to say, this is one of the CUTEST cards I have made in a long time! Lookie:
STINKIN’ CUTE!!! I stamped the moose, the trees, the owl, and the sign using my new Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. There are some interesting features about the new platform that I really love that I will probably share in a video soon. I colored in my images with Copic markers.
I love the papers I chose from the pack. The starry background really made the best background for my animals and trees. I was really happy to use that little clip from Doodlebug Design too.
I added those darling little wood sequins from Studio Calico.
The Tree Ring Background was stamped on Kraft card stock from MFT using Tombow markers to color it, then I ended up going over the top with a cream Prismacolor pencil to make it look more like real wood and to keep it from just looking boring.
I stamped the greeting on Persimmon card stock and cut it out with one of the Stitched Sentiment Strip dies.
I am so happy with this moosie guy and his owly friend!
Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC, Scrapbook.com, Gina K, Sizzix, and Blick Art Supplies. Stampin’ Up! links lead to my BFF Wendy Weixler’s store, whose friendship is something I highly value, and I’m always happy to throw business her way. She does not reimburse me for doing so. If you have your own demo, you can of course change over to them. Buying through these links costs you nothing extra and helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you.
You’ll be able to see all of the Fab Friday team’s creations and post one of your own by visiting the Fab Friday blog. You can also visit the other DT members’ blogs and see what they’ve done with this challenge: