Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Skipping Stones Design: Sketch #113

It's the last Tuesday in January which means this is my last post as a guest designer for Skipping Stones Design. A big thanks goes to Jennifer Ingle for asking me to join the team this month! Working with the amazing SSD stamps and Pamela Young's sketches was a fun challenge for me. It was great getting to know a new stamp company on a more intimate level and I may be a teensy bit more comfortable working with sketches. ;) This week's sketch was definitely the toughest one for me because my cards don't usually involve images extending beyond one corner. LOL My card features three stamp sets: Funny Coffee, Vol. #1, Grunge and Grunge 2. I'm not sure the coffee cup fits into the layout but since most of my friends drink coffee, this made the most sense for a usable card. Although, now that I'm looking at the sketch again, I can imagine an underwater scene or even thought bubbles. Hmmm... so many possibilities!

I hope you'll play along with us this week for a chance to win some fabulous stamps from Skipping Stones Design! I'll be back later today with a post for Paper Smooches. :)

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft cardstock; SU Naturals Ivory cardstock; Skipping Stones Design Funny Coffee, Vol. #1, Grunge & Grunge 2; Tim Holtz for Ranger Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw, Pumice Stone & Walnut Stain distress inks; EK Success 1/2", 3/4", 1 3/8" circle punches; McGill 1 1/4" circle punch; foam tape

18 comments:

Jen W. said...

I think the coffee cup fits just fine! I'm really diggin' that strip of photo negatives too...

Lynn said...

I'm with Jen. The cup looks great. I love the mix/match of patterns!

Lisa said...

First two words to mind when I saw this: Fun snd Funky! It's also sorta masculine whch is never a bad thing! Great card Emily!

onecraftymama said...

Watching you create such fun & funky cards outside your 'comfort zone' has been super-inspiring, Emily - I've never been too comfortable with sketches either, but maaaaybe I can give them a whirl.
I really love the peek-a-boo circle :)

wendyp said...

love the way you used that film strip from Grunge 2! FABulous card!!!

Jingle said...

You ROCKED the sketch, Emily!!! I am SO happy that you designed with us this month! Thank you so much! Love your card!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Oooooo....I love the coffee cup. Isn't that from your twine card in PC? I'm still loving the grunge stamps. Love it!!

Lindsey said...

So the coffee cup doesn't have to be perfectly logical to work! It certainly seems to work here. What a fun card and great interpretation of the sketch -- especially how you took the horizontal panel and turned it into fun images!

Mandy said...

super cute! love the coffee cup!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER fun masculine card! LOVE the layering of stamps and colors and circles! FAB FAB FAB:)

Trinh said...

Oh this is so fun, Emily! Love the different patterns & colors.

~amy~ said...

FUN card...love it:)

Emily Keaton said...

Cool interpretation of the sketch, Emily! LOVE that awesome coffee cup. :)

Angela said...

You got your funk on for this one, and it totally works. If I haven't said it already, you need to add "using sketches" to your list of things you CAN do (right below "patterned paper," perhaps?). Love the colors as well.

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Cooooool! Love it.

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

Awesome take on this week's sketch! I love all the design elements and how you used Grunge 2! :)

hugs,
Jo:)

Marlena M. said...

Fun card, Emily! I love the variety of circles and Grunge. ;)

Stephanie said...

Emily.......I'm just blown away with your card for this last challenge in January at SSD! You ROCKED it, g/f! Love all of the different elements that you pulled together. AMAZING!