Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Greeting Farm Sketch Challenge

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Saturday, February 21, 2009
I can't seem to stop inking my new Rockstar Anya stamp from TGF!! She is just so cute and so much fun to color!
Although.. today I was having issues. I really wanted to enter the sketch challenge at The Greeting Farm as the winner will get a set of Nestabilities and if you know me, you know that I have become addicted to my Nesties!! I don't have the set that they are offering, so the candy was too sweet to pass up! You can find the sketch here.
So, I had my card design all in my head (well, having a sketch laid out for me made that pretty easy!) Since I only have the one TGF stamp, Rockstar Anya, choosing a stamp was also easy. And since she's a rocker, I grabbed my rocker paper and set to work.
I inked her in black, embossed her as well. Of course I used my Classic and Scallop oval Nesties for all the shapes, and I just got the embossing mat for my Nesties, so I used that as well. I love the embossed look on them! I used some dollar bin alphabet stamps to stamp the sentiment... I only had to do that 4 times before I was somewhat happy with the result! I used patterned paper from my scrap stash and some Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Real Red and Whisper White cardstock. Now, not only did I have to stamp the sentiment over and over and over again... I was having some serious issues with coloring! I had to stamp and emboss Anya over and over and over again! Every time I tried to color her, something would smear or smudge! I was getting quite frustrated! Finally, after the 3rd try... I settled. I was too tired to try again, I would only mess up again. So, that's where the silver stars come in. Under one of those somewhere (and no, I'm NOT telling where!) there's a small smudge. Probably only noticeable to me, but it's there! And it still drives me crazy, even if I can't see it anymore! So, coloring involved Stampin' Up! Real Red and Basic Black, Copic Skin White and a Sakura Silver Star glitter gel pen. Oh, and there's a fiskars corner punch, Stampin' Up! Real Red grosgrain ribbon and some shiny silver paper that I found in Mom's paper drawer!
So, here she is! I hope you like her! Sorry for the slightly blurry photo, but as I said, I'm too tired to try again - this card kinda took it all out of me today!
Cross your fingers for me in the random drawing on Monday! :o)
Thanks for looking!

3 stamps of approval:

Heather said...

OK Fingers WILL be crossed .. I wish it was not random because your card ROCKS! I think the colors, Anya, papers, strategically placed stars **wink**... it is all perfect!!! Sorry it took you 3 times.. I did that with one of my new bellas :( But she looks amazing now and that is all that matters .. right?!?! Great card, Dee!!!

Callie said...

Great minds think alike!! LOL!! Your card is erily similiar to mine that I did last night. LOL!! Probably more than likey cause we're both perfet!!

MamaCass07 said...

SO super cool! You are "rockin" that image every time I see you usin it!! Great job!


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