Ah...it's good to be back after a 2 week absence from posting for the Blogger's Challenge Group. Life was just way to hectic to do much stamping but I took the time last night to complete this weeks challenge. In fact I finished up my card at 11:30 pm. I was determined to participate this week.
This week was a "sketch" challenge. Our sketch was to use the (Dog) card on Pg. 21 of the current SU Occasions Mini Catalog. - This time I decided to try and stick pretty much to the sketch even though it wasn't my style.
I chose to use a couple of new stamps that I bought form Hambo Stamps that you can find here:
http://www.hambostamps.com/animalsair.htm - Aren't those little "chicks" cute!
My card base is Chocolate Chip and then I layered a piece of So Saffron stamped with the Aida Cloth BG stamp with a strip of textured Red (Bazzill) card stock. I added some "faux" stitching by using a piercing tool and my Ruby Red Marker. I also added a piece of striped designer paper (Adorned - Fancy Pants Designs) which I used for my color inspiration as well.
I stamped the chicks and sentiment with Palette Noir Black ink and then colored my image with Prisma Color Pencils and blended with Gamsol. I also added some light speckles with the Itty Bitty BG set (SU) and Cool Caribbean ink. I tore the edges (not something I normally do) and added an extra piece of Cool Caribbean also stamped with the Aida Cloth BG. My chicks have Lemonade Fun Flock on them and I highlighted the flower with a Red Spice Glitter Pen. I wasn't sure afterwards if I liked that look but it was to late to do anything about it by then. For accents I added a Prima flower and a Saffron Brad and tied some twine around the focal point. Then I raised up the panel using foam mounting tape to complete my card.
So be sure to check out the other members cards to see how they interpreted the sketch. You can find them by clicking on the Blogger's Challenge Icon on my side bar.