Friday, January 19, 2007

Valentines Sketch Challenge

I got my sketch challenge in within the week this week...that's an improvement over last week! This is SC107. I challenged myself to use a stamp I'd never used before...this was a contest win from Impressions of Faith...they used to have a monthly word search posted, and if you completed it correctly and sent it in they entered it in a drawing. I entered for months and finally won a $25 gift certificate. I bought 3 full sheets on special, and the next month I entered a card in their monthly card contest...which was returned to me because the company went out of business! But I got this set of lovely seasonal bears. I wonder if another company has picked up the bear designs? I know several other companies purchased the plates...Biblical Impressions purchased some, but not the bears. ANYWAY........I colored the bear and box with Prismacolors and OMS. The card is seriously not so fluorescent looking in real life! There's Stardust glitter ink on the bow, which you probably can't see. The background of the stamped panel is watercolored - I made a border just inside the edge with my watercolor pencils and brushed in with a waterbrush. Used Snap Stamps for the saying in the corner. The BG paper was so busy that it just seemed excessive. LMK if I need to try again. :) The paper is a free download from - Your Love is Better Than Chocolate(c) 2005 Ams Digi Scraps. It's amazing the cute digital paper you can find online...I did a little bit of digiscrapping, but I have more fun finding cute paper to print and use on cards, since I can't get patterned paper here in the tropical stamping wasteland. I'll be sending this card to a friend in-country for Valentines day...I'm going to have to start sending my cards as e-cards to my friends in the send a card (less than 1 oz.) home the other day cost me more than $2.00! Could not believe it.

Thanks for checking in on me!

1 comment:

  1. So cute...I love that combo of stamp, colors and DP!