Wednesday, August 18, 2010

PaperWorks Co. Ultimate Summer Challenge #1 - Sketch

This is my creation for the PaperWorks Co. Ultimate Summer Challenge! I decided to tackle the sketch portion of the challenges which is to use the sketch shown at left. I flipped the sketch horizontally for my card. The rules state that the card cannot be a square or a rectangle. When I realized that the largest Labels One nestie wouldn't be big enough for the layout I had in mind, I decided to create a "new" shape of card. I figured, if the Labels One nestie is just a square with brackets, I'll create brackets on a rectangle and it will no longer be a rectangle! ;)

All contestants were generously provided with Always By Your Side from Chi Chi Memories to use if we didn't have any PaperWorks Co. stamps. Every member of my team (more about that later) will feature this image on their project! When I first saw this digi, my first thought was, "What happened to that poor elephant?!" Elephants are so grand that it takes a lot to injure them and this poor thing looks like he's in so much pain. He has an ice pack on his head, gauze on his back, a bandaid on his cheek and the little bear is swabbing a fourth area! Oh dear.

As everyone knows, the elephant is a very large animal and could probably use more than one caretaker so I decided to print a second, larger bear (with an even larger doctor's bag) to help nurse this poor elephant back to health. I wanted the larger bear to be comforting the elephant as well as helping him hold the stick with the ice pack. I also wanted him to be putting up the bandaid signage that has the sentiment on it. The sentiment and fence were adhered flat against the cardbase, the elephant is popped with slightly raised pop dots, and the large bear and his doctor's bag are popped with higher glue dots. Since there's so much going on in this little scene, I felt that additional embellishments were not necessary.

Here's one last look at my card against a white background.

Last but not least, I'd like to introduce my incredibly talented teammates Angela, Donna and Meg! Our foursome is endearingly called Creative Critters. My teammates will be completing their portions of the PaperWorks Co. Ultimate Summer Challenge over the next couple of days. Please be sure to check out their creations and vote for our team in the poll that will be posted on the PaperWorks Co. blog on Sunday, August 22nd. We'd love to have your support, even if it's just for fun! :D

Have a wonderful evening and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Sources: SU Night of Navy & Real Red cardstock; GinaK 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Chi Chi Memories Always By Your Side; HOTP Tiny Words & Images; Vivid Red ink; Copics; Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One; QuicKutz Epic Six; Martha Stewart picket fence border punch; Forever in Time pop dots; Glue Dots pop up relief


Lindsey said...

This is so totally cute! Your Copic colouring is, as always, perfect. :)

Meg said...

Three cheers for our first team card!!!

I love the bracketed non-rectangle (the official Geometry teacher ruling says a rectangle must be made of line segments, so this is definitely not a rectangle!) How clever to use the "outside" of the nestie to trim the ends!

How nice of you to provide another teddy bear helper! And that red fence is a great idea!

Go Creative Critters!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Absolutely ADORABLE! :)

Heather said...

Gorgeous, this is so adorable. I love the way you've created your rectangle that's not a rectangle! Neat idea!

Angela said...

Yep. It's cute!! Your coloring is great, as always, and I love the little fence :) A winner for sure!

Tejal said...

This is sooo gorgeous...I love that there's another teddy to help everything about it..Fabulous...
Good luck girl!!

suzARTe said...

I have suddenly fallen sick and would love to get a card like this, really gorgeous card

Snuffermus said...

That´s so cute. Who wouldn´t like to be sick if you get such a nice card!


Sunghee said...

you are just too clever! awesome card!