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Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger's Challenge 152: Sketch

Yeah!  It's Friday!!!  This week seems to have dragged on by and I'm so thankful that the weekend is here and that there is NO baseball.  We were so busy last weekend with our neighborhood yard sale but were able to get some Spring cleaning done along the way which I am thankful for.

Today, our challenge Mom gave us a sketch to try.  I *love* sketches!!!  I know I've said this before, but sketches and color challenges are 2 of my favorites.  It is such a big jumping point for me when I work with those type of challenges.  Then again, some do take me forever as well.

When I saw this large panel on this card, I knew I wanted to use this stamp from Stampotique.  I've had it in my stash for awhile and after an episode that occurred the other night with my little gal and her crafting abilities, I thought this was perfect.  My 2 younger ones are so darn adorable and innocent looking but t hose two are so mischevious!!! My daughter was crafting with me (across from me) and she was bent over underneath the desk.  She loves to cut paper and so I have taught her to do it over the garbage.  Didn't think anything of it until she popped her head up and I noticed the big chunks of hair missing.  You can see how much she cut off :-(  So, tonight she will be getting a cute little bob cut with some bangs.  I know this happens to everyone, so I had to laugh at her doing it but was so upset as she has such gorgeous hair (although you can't tell from the moppy mess here after a hard day playing outside).

So, this stamp makes me laugh thinking these are my 2 little ones on my shoulder-my parents say it's payback for my antics when I was a wee little one.  This is a LARGE stamp so I used a square card with this sketch.  I was channeling my inner Gerrie and Lisa here using some colors that I don't normally lean towards.  I colored her robe with my copics and then sponged it with some Colorless blender solution to give it a more worn look.  I used 2 of my new stamps from my bud Jo Capper-Sandon, Splatter Long and French Text which I stamped on some Collage Sheets and then used some Glossy Accents to apply some square fragments from Tim Holtz over the stamped sheets.

Make sure to check out the other Blogger's Challenge girls here to see their take on this sketch.

Card details:
Stamps: Queen of Life, Splatter Long, and French Text from Stampotique Originals
Cardstock: Basic Black, Really Rust, Collage Sheets from Stampotique Originals and Stamper's Select White
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Glossy Accents

25 comments:

Crystal said...

AWESOME Image! Fantastic card girl!

Tammylee said...

Kim, I love the colors that you chose for this card. It turned out great.

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful "grunge" card Kim! Great job moving outside your comfort zone, with the style and colors!

Connie Babbert said...

What a fun image! Love those clear squares on the side, too! Why is it that kids want to cut their hair...mine took a razor to his head when he was younger...right before Easter! Grrrr...

BarbaraW said...

Love what you did with this sketch. The colors are great and the stamp is wonderful.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wooohooo, you are ROCKin' GF! Luv the outcome. Had to really lol abt the haircut....thanks for sharing, boyz and girlz both did it in my house....such is life.

GCgirl said...

This is very artistic, and gorgeous!! So good for you to roll with the hair incident--it seems to be a right of passage for all kids at some point!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Kim you nailed your inner "Gerrie and Lisa" with this wonderfully Grunge card. Such an interesting image and the colors/distressing just look fabulous.

Ida P. Krause said...

Oh I forgot the "Hair" incident made me chuckle...how well I remember Coleen and her hair cutting. Glad you weren't to upset about it.

Allison said...

What a unique image...lovely! Great take on the SC! Too bad about the hair cut...C did hers too and had to get it "fixed".

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card and the embellishments- like the squares on the side. I love your story- my daughter used to cut her pretty hair alot-bringing back memories.....!

Tami Black said...

First, that hunk o'hair is gorgeous! Love the color combo you used and that images is pretty cool -- I wouldn't have seen it unstamped either. Like all special touches to give it depth!

Kaz said...

Gorgeous card Kim, but it's overshadowed by the haircut!! I hope the proper cut hides it for you. xx

Heidi Hihn said...

Love the image you used. great card!

Lori said...

Beautiful card, Kim! Love the "grunge" influence. So sorry about your little one's haircut--fortunately it grows back . . .

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh FAB card - love the colors. OOPS on your daughter cutting her hair. My youngest keeps doing that too!!! Her hair is just now growing back!

Connie Paxman said...

Seems there is a lot of that going around lately cutting hair...You will remember that for a long time.
You card to just stunning...the backgrouond looks like Spanish Stone...and love the fragments..and splatter effect..that stamp...I think I might have to have that one...
connie paxman

Lisa Bohler said...

Lovely! I really like how you compare yourself to your image! Super cute card...love the different textures you used!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Great card Kim! Thanks for sharing your story! I actually had a student once who thought she, "needed a little trim"!!! :D

MJ said...

Fun card, and cute story, I remember doing that when I was a kid, more than once actually, lol! Too fun!

njburk said...

Wondrful job--love the little tiles you used on the side.You did a great job! Nola

Margaret Raburn said...

Love the stamp, coloring and the hair-cutting story! Your grunge turned out great!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Terrific card!

Valerie H. Wilson said...

I just love this card! The colors are especially brilliant :)

Tiffany Bauer said...

Wonderful card!! And it seems kids always try cutting their own hair at least once!! I know all mine did it!!

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