Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Little Sketch for You to Try!

Happy New Year! Since new years are all about fresh starts, Jen del Muro of the Sketch For You To Try blog is doing a sketch challenge re-haul. January 1st marks the first time that her challenge is a monthly sketch challenge instead of a weekly challenge and guess who gets to be the Guest Designer for the month? You got it! ME! *squeal* :0)

Here is the January 2011 sketch of the month:

Remember that you can use this sketch all month long and find new ways to create different looks with it - it's supposed to be a challenge right ;)

For my card I used one of my Stamping Bella images called Aptee 'Tude and this little cutie came with the matching sentiment. I water coloured her with my tombow markers and popped up only one layer to keep the image only semi dimensional. My project was an altered journal so I wanted to keep it mostly flat for ease of writing ;)

The sky was water coloured and sponged and the grass was done with my prisma pencils and some gamsol. All of the designer papers were both embossed for texture and sponged for some definition and the journal is approximately 5".

Thank you so much to Jen for asking me to Guest Design for her challenge this month and to Alma of The Cat's Pajama's for offering to sponsor this month's challenge!

Thank you all for coming by today and don't forget about my last special announcement for the month coming to you via my blog post tomorrow ;)

Journal Recipe:

Stamps: Stamping Bella - Aptee 'Tude
Paper: Espresso, Water Colour, Cosmo Cricket DP, Amuse DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Chocolate, Caramel, Baja, Teal
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders, Spellbinders Curved Rectangles Dies, Corner Chomper, Brads, Sponges, Tombow Dual Brush Pens, Water Brush, Prismas, Gamsol, Crystal Effects, Martha Stewart Mini Heart Punch, Kraft Journal, Dimensionals, SU 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Prismas and Gamsol


Danielle Daws said...

Oh wow! Gorgeous!

Amy Sheffer said...

Adorable card, Kim! Love the image and your amazing coloring! So happy to have you with the SFYTT crew this month!

Shannon-Lee said...

I just love your work so much! Your colouring is beautiful--so rich and bold.

Kerry J. said...

Love it Kim!! Your colouring is beautiful as always and I love all the embossing! Gorgeous card!

Carol<>< said...

so pretty, I love the colors!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Sigh.... (bowing)

Jessie/knightrone said...

FABULOUS...Love it!!

Tracey Brossart said...

Stunning! Your coloring is absolutely amazing! :D