I just love Claudia! That being said I had to give her Pretty Pressings Sketch Challenge a try. It is such a great sketch, and I followed it pretty well, except I was watching the baseball game more than I was paying attention I guess. My circle in the middle ended up a square. But other than that I think I did pretty good. Hopefully Claudia will not give me a failing grade for not following perfectly.
I used one of my new Whiff of Joy images , this is Oakley in bathtub and I think he is absolutely adorable! I loved coloring him with my Copics and Spica Glitter pens. After done coloring I put some Diamond Glaze over all the water areas to give it a shiny wet look. Really does look cool in person! You can sort of see it in the photograph.
I cut down as small as I could and then inked the edges. My mats are Core'dinations green card stock inked on the edge as well. The pattern paper is from K&Company Designer Pad, this is one piece, that is double sided... love when things work so well together and I don't have to cut into lots of papers! I followed the sketch, Ha, and inked the edges of the pieced of designer papers. For my embellishments I tried buttons, flowers, ribbons and nothing seemed to work right. I then remembered a Quickutz die that I purchased on sale at Hobby Lobby, I cut out the tabs and the buttons out of the same papers as the base and the mats. I inked the edges of the buttons and used a gel pen to stitch down the buttons. Love that they look like buttons but are flat, so much easier to mail! I am really happy how it came out! I may have to do this sketch again and try it with a circle next time ;) Run over and give Claudia's sketch a try... I read that there are prizes!
Oh and speaking of Whiff of Joy... RUN over to Bev's Blog "All the things I love" she has some Whiff of Joy Candy! and while there look at the awesome cards she makes no wonder she is on the Whiff of Joy DT... her work is gorgeous!
And also Elizabeth Bell... yes THE Elizabeth Bell has some candy on her blog too! This very stamp is part of it plus some of her art! and more! So check that out too... I just love her stuff, wow talent!
Gotta get my day going... I just might get enough time to do some blog surfing and catch up! I also want to clean my craft area today... I might get buried if I don't do something soon the stacks around my chair are getting pretty high! Then some ink time! Hope you find some too!