January 27, 2008

BEATE'S WEEKEND SKETCH CHALLENGE

Good afternoon all! Today is a quick post but I wanted to show you the card I made for Beate's weekend sketch challenge. I love this layout because it is simple and clean - in fact, I am going to use it for one of my workshop cards since they are all beginner stampers and I think this would be perfect - thanks Beate!!! So, for this card I chose the SU! set Pun Fun because I love all the cute little images and sayings that match! I chose the whale because I have been dying to ink him up and today seemed like the day! I did a lot of layering on this card (I love to layer, I can't help myself!) and I faux stitched all of them. I used my stampin' write marker to ink the whale so that I could use the sentiment separately. It worked out pretty "whale" - tee hee! I am trying to get the hang of the chalk thing - I have never been a big user but it is a very versatile medium and so I really want to master it. Any tips would be gratefully received!! The stencil and piercing to the side of the image is from the Classy Brass template from SU! called Priceless - I used this because it reminds me of water spouts which I thought was perfect for my little whale card. I added some dazzling diamonds too just to give the water effect. The rest is pretty self-explanatory and the recipe is below. Thanks for stopping by - I appreciate every comment and yes, I read every single one of them and respond! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!!!
Card Recipe: (all supplies are SU!)
Stamp Set: Pun Fun
Paper: Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Paper piercer and mat stack, stampin' write
markers, stampin' pastel chalks, dazzling diamonds,
two-way glue, blender pen, slit punch, EE brad, large
and small oval punch, dimensionals

22 comments:

pescbrico said...

Really lovely, I like your faux stitching a lot

LuLu said...

Love this card- so fresh and "funky".

Deborah said...

Alex, this is a whale of card! Love the blue, the faux stitching and of course Mr. Whale! The swirls on the side with the bling are perfect! Hugs, Deb

Melissa said...

Awesome Alex!

Many Blessings,
M.

My Paper World said...

Very, very cute! and the "water spout" piecing looks great!

beate said...

Alex, that's adorable!
Thanks so much for playing with the sketch!
Hugs and smiles

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Super cute, Alex.....love the swirley on the side....its perfect for the whale!...and what an expert "seamstress stitcher" you are!!!!

punknscrap said...

That whale is really cute, the pun fun set looks great.
Nice job with the fake stitching.

Tracy.H said...

This is so cute! Great job! :0)

Dawn Easton said...

Super cute Alex!! Love the colours you used and the stamps!

Amber Porter said...

This card is just adorable! I love layering too. I think it really makes the card!

Vicki said...

I love the swirls on the side. Those add the perfect touch. Can't wait to hear how your workshop goes. Talk to you tomorrow.

Nikki Bond said...

What a CUTE CUTE card!!! You did GREAT with this sketch!!! Love the monochromatic color scheme too! (Did I spell that right???) LOL
{SMILES}

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Alex, this is ADORABLE! Love that whale!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I think the faux stitching is very effective, and it works so whale on this card! Ha ha ha!! I love the flourish on the right. Gorgeous!

Amy G. said...

That is a really cute set! Turned out great!

Debbie Yates said...

Very, very cute!! I love the spouts...

Kathy W said...

Alex, this whale is so cute! The faux stitching is wonderful on this card, and the swirls are a great compliment to the whale spout and water. Thanks for sharing.

Manna said...

Oh, so cute!

Rose Ann said...

So adorable, Alex! I love it!

Angie said...

What a darling card!!!

Heather P. said...

This is so cute! I love all the blue! :)