Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Skipping Stones Design: Sketch #109

It's the first Skipping Stones Design sketch of the year! If you've been following my blog for some time, you will know that I rarely use sketches so when Jennifer Ingle asked me to guest design for Skipping Stones Design this month, I knew I was personally going to be challenged. After all, it's a New Year and I could make some improvements. The ability to look at a sketch and know what I'm going to do is one of them. LOL It took me three attempts before I was satisfied with this card. I rotated this sketch 90 degrees to the right and used Funny Coffee, Vol. #1. Any one of my coffee-loving friends would appreciate this card so it will be going in my stash for that perfect pick-me-up! ;)

I hope you will play along with this fun sketch this week. Imagine all the things you could do with those stripes!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft & ivory cardstock; AC textured red & orange cardstock; Paper Reflections yellow cardstock; Bazzill Basics textured yellow cardstock; SU Whisper White cardstock; Skipping Stones Design Funny Coffee, Vol. #1; Memories black ink; May Arts bittersweet burlap string

26 comments:

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH! What a fun fun fun card! LOVE the papers and colors you used! FUN image too!!

Mette said...

This is wonderful Amy. I love your take on the sketch - what a fun idea (stored inside my head lol).
Wishing you and your family health, prosperity and creativity for the New Year.

Hugs, Mette

Ujjwal said...

What a fun card! great take on the sketch!

Poppit said...

Very creative interpretation on the sketch - love it! :-)

wendyp said...

how fun! Love how you turned the sketch!

Jenny said...

So happy to see those sunny colours this morning Emily, we need some brightness here today!! Love how you've used the sketch and such a cool sentiment :)
Jenny x

Lynn said...

Cracks me up Emily. Love the sentiment and the hairdo! :)

Karen B. said...

This is fantastic Emily! You did a great job with the sketch, and I love those cool wake me up colors.

Jingle said...

I love this! The cardstock colors are perfect! So glad you are playing with us this month!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun, fun, impressed by how well you got that stamp to ink up on the textured paper.

Scrapcollectr said...

Love it. Now I might be brave enough to stamp without coloring in! Thx. *smile*

Annette said...

awesome awesome...love that stamp...

Wendy said...

I love this card Emily!!! Darling. Thank you so much for joining us this month at Skipping Stones Designs!!!

Lindsey said...

Looks to me like you are doing just fine with this personal challenge to use sketches. :P I really like how you used both textured and plain cardstock in your stripes to add some extra interest. Love the bunny slippers on the image!

Meg said...

Tee-hee, love that fun image and your gradient papers just look fabulous! I think you did great with this sketch!

~amy~ said...

LOL...love it...it's my FAV SSD set.

Pamela said...

Love this!!! Great job! :)

onecraftymama said...

I find sketches challenging too, so it's heartening to know that you do! Maybe I'll get brave & push through with it too.
Love this stamp, and since I'm about to get up & get my second cup of joe, I can affirm the sentiment. Yup.

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Ha! Love that stamp, some days I feel like that. You used the sketch perfectly. I instantly loved this card.

Jen W. said...

Awesome! So excited to see what you do with SSD stamps! Love the colours and that fabulous red twine!

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

How fun! You card is so cute! Love how you flipped the sketch! :)

Marlena M. said...

LOL, I love this. ;)

Angela said...

Well, it might've taken a few tries, but the result is great -- and hilarious! I love that image!

And the giant cup of coffee next to me at the moment definitely agrees with the sentiment ;)

Katie Gehring said...

Totally fun card! I am so excited that you are guesting with Skipping Stones this month!!

Candice Fields said...

Love your card! Don't you just love that stamp set!

Stephanie said...

Emily.......I had a huge smile on my face when I saw what you did for this sketch! I love the color-blocking and that stamp set is one of my most favorites! Can't wait to see what else you create this month while working with the DT over at SSD!