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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wednesday Sketch Challenge

This weeks sketch challenge at SplitCoastStampers was VERY fun!!! And easy too. Though I had to make it a bit more difficult by cutting out the cute duck from the Stampin' Up! "Wagon Full of Fun" set. It's too bad it won't be in the new catalog. It's such a cute set.

I used up some of my decorative paper. Some retired stuff. It's from the Delicate Dots package. I still have some more left but hey, I actually have been using it!!!! I know shocker. I'm trying SO hard NOT to hoard the paper!! Use it, use it, use it!!!! I didn't use much but at least I did use it!!

I colored in my duck using a blender pen and markers. Blending is still at the top of my favorite techniques!! For the oval shadow I punched out the oval using a piece of scrap card stock and then I sponged the Bashful Blue color in. Being it was more of a "comical" duck and not a realistic one I thought an oval would be better than a contoured shadow. And it was easier too!!!

This card was actually pretty quick to make too. Yes, it took a few minutes to cut the duck out and to color it but the whole card took less than a half hour!!! Not bad for a card with that many pieces.

The words in the corners were from some left over scrapbooking package. It had some other baby words in it. They are like buttons but have no holes. There was adhesive on the back of them which made it easy to affix too. I was going to use double-sided tape and hope it would hold it but after seeing that it had it's own adhesive I figured it would stick better. So far so good, both are still stuck on the card!!!

It was a lot of fun to make this care. If you have time play with this sketch. You don't need to be a part of the SplitCoast community to make a card using this sketch. I LOVE trying different sketches. Well, as long as they are not the 4" x 4" square ones. Those are a big challenge for me and I don't really like making them because I don't have envelopes for them. It's not fun making a card you know you don't have any envelopes for!!! And I really don't plan on getting any either. But lately at SplitCoast when they have a square card they also have the sketch in a regular size too. It's so nice of them not to torture me!!! LOL

Have some fun with this sketch, it's SO worth it!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


StampinCathy said...

This is just adorable and love how you did that cute duck.

Lorraine said...

That is so cute. I love your "out of the box" duck!

Unknown said...

So very cute, nice job with the sketch.