Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sketch challenge Wednesday

Good morning, peeps!! I really had no intention of posting today, but when I saw the sketch challenge on SCS this morning, I really wanted to play along. Boy, did I come to regret that decision!!




I decided to use one of my favorite Penny Black images, Dressed Up. This puppy is sooooo cute with his little tie. I decided I'd try my hand at watercoloring again. I embossed the image, & colored it with my Distress Inks. **sigh** I won't even tell you how long it took me. Look at that image.....does it LOOK like it should have taken more than a few minutes?? I could have had it colored with pencils in 10 minutes! I keep trying to expand my coloring horizons....but maybe I should stick to what I know. Anyway, I set out to gather my papers. I used Bazzill Bling Sugar Daddy & DCWV Pets Stack. What I *should* have done was look at the sketch a bit closer. I had layer 4 (the paper with the bones on it) all the way to the left edge, & it wasn't supposed to be. So....being the stickler that I am....I started to remove it. Oh, how I wish I had some Undu! I ended up ruining the brown layer underneath, & had to add another over it. So when I say there's lots of layers on this card......there are more than you know, lol!!

So....I finally got it put together the right way....& went to get a bone charm. I'm sure I have bone charms. Somewhere. Can't find them....& I *am* organized! I ended up stamping a bone, clear embossing it & watercoloring that. Then I used Crystal Effects. WRONG!!!! It dissolved the watercoloring. This was OF COURSE after I had it attached to the jump rings & ribbon.

OK, so I plopped some flowers & Dew Drops on & called it done!! I wash my hands of this card. You don't even get a close up of the image like I normally do! LOL!! Definitely not my best work. I didn't even START to do the inside yet.....I'd better wait for another day to do that!!

Ok, it's late, I have to be somewhere & I haven't even showered yet!! Tonight is the Talent Show at school....which runs REALLY late...so I'm sure we'll all be dragging tomorrow!! But it will be fun, I've never been to one of these shows even though they have them every year. I'm sure it will be entertaining!!

Have a great day!!

15 comments:

Crissy Armstrong said...

Oh my, quite the story of creation of this cutie of a card! We'd never know it by looking Michelle, its great! I love everything about it!

Lacey said...

Well...what an ordeal!! However, it turned out awesome in the end. This is such a fun card. I will have to go check out that sketch now...looks like fun.
~lacey

Jackie said...

Beautiful card Michelle...love the sketch! tfs!!!

Sue said...

aww gorgeous card luv the image, great colouring, fabby colour combo, sue.x

Tiffany said...

This is such a cute card.
Great job on it.

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

I tried to leave a comment earlier and my computer freaked. Good think it was after I did my clicking on the right..LOL. I love this card. The colors are beautiful. Your coloring is beautiful. Glad you played the challenge today even thought it challenged you...

6 wacky women said...

Oh Michelle....this card is awesome!! I just love this little guy, love the layout and papers too. Quite an ordeal for you to make this card, but it was so worth it!!

Karen x

Anjou Krelovich said...

The card is fantastic! I know what you mean about trying different things thoughs. It's great to do but boy, so much easier to stick with what we're comfortable with. Your end result is wonderful though so you should be happy!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, love the cute image and the pretty papers and colour scheme. Hugs Nikki x

Dianne said...

Michelle, this turned out as cute as can be!!!! All your frustration paid off and perhaps you should be frustrated more often :)You know you are my hero with the prisma coloring but you've done well here girlfriend!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Totally ADORABLE!

Cheryl said...

I think your mishaps made for a darn cute card! wish my mistakes came out this well! great job, Michelle!

Karen said...

You would never know you had problems making this card. Love that stamp...he is so adorable!!

sumbine said...

Beautiful card, i like all the little details.

Sabine

Bev said...

Oh this is gorgeous hun! Love the adorable image and the fabulous choice of papers.

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