Wednesday, 9 November 2011
#91 Fishin' Buddies
Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - use the sketch
Sponsor & prize this week - Letraset (pack of Promarkers)
Karen has given us this fab sketch to work to this week.....
.............but me being me, I altered the oval in the middle to accommodate this beautiful Labels 18 shape from Spellbinders. As I used the largest of the nesties for the image I did the 'fake nestie' trick of drawing around the edge of the die with a pencil and cutting it out by hand to give me the outer frame.
All this of course, as I just had to use this adorable LOTV image that I was so incredibly lucky to win a couple of weeks ago. It is called 'Fishing Buddies' & I just lurve it! Really has the 'Aw' factor, don't you think? Image chosen, I had to decide on a colour scheme & thought that the fab palette suggested by Colour Create (turquoise, deep pink & ivory), was just perfect. I coloured it all in with Promarkers, aided with a liberal touching up with sparkle with Stickles for all the iciness. I know that my papers look more blue than turquoise but I used digi papers again on this card & I really don't think that my printer likes turquoise or greens. I just don't seem to get what I am expecting when using greenish tones, no matter what paper or card I am using. To add to the frustration, the Stardust Stickles were definitely NOT playing nicely today in any shape or form. They wouldn't squeeze out (& no, I hadn't shaken the bottle first) & I had to prize the nozzle off the bottle to get at the glitz hiding within. Said nozzle then hurtled behind my work desk trapping itself between it & the wall. Argh! The things I have to endure just for a touch of sparkle! I then had to squeeze the contents onto scrap & 'paint' the Stickles on using a cocktail stick. Where there is a will, there is a way. LOL.
The edges of the papers were distressed & then had paint daubed down them before being sewn into postion onto the softly pearlescent cardstock. The Marianne Creatables snowflakes were also Stickled & a sentiment added from Bizzybecstore to the centre of one of them. As you can see, I placed the snowflakes a little differently than outlined in the sketch, shifting them over to the left as it seemed to balance out better given that I had changed the central shape.
I echoed the front of the card on the inside but made it all that little bit smaller & replacing the image with my sentiment in the central position. This time too I was more faithful to the design sketch itself, adding my 3 snowflakes under the central shape. Hope you like it!
Colour Create - turquoise, deep pink & ivory
Lili of the Valley - bright & sparkly
Winter Wonderland - sparkle
Crafty Purple Frog - sparkle
Delightful - sparkly Christmas
Sundays With Crissy - non traditional Christmas colours
Glitter Fairies - non traditional Christmas colours
Craft Garden - Christmas - no red or green
Marianne Design Divas - die cuts
Card Makin' Mamas - die cuts
Christmas Stampin' - use a favourite sketch
Mami Doodles - Christmas
Little Claire's - Christmas
Papertake - Christmas
By the Cute & Girly - Christmas girls
A Gem of a Challenge - cold & frosty
Totally PaperCrafts - stitching
Creatalicious - distress your edges
Crafty Emma - song or film inspired (See Amid the Winter's Snow - Christmas carol)
Penny Black & more at Allsorts - all creatures great & small (no digis).