Jun 10, 2008

A Snappy Turtle and a Wise Owl

So what do you get when you combine a Sketch Challenge with a Turtle and an Owl? - Well here's your answer. Last week on SSUS (Sensational SU Swappers) we were given a sketch to follow and create a card for our partner.

I started off using this adorable turtle image from Clear Dollar Designs (Cute Critters) stamp set to create my card. The base is Old Olive stamped with SU Sanded BG in Old Olive ink. Then I layered a piece of Lovely Lilac and some DP SU (Halloween Night from 2006 Holiday Mini ) now retired and distressed the edges of the lilac cs with the Cutter Kit.
I colored my turtle image with Prisma Colored Pencils and blended them with Gamsol. Then I cut it out using my Nestabilites Circle Dies and Scalloped Circles I added the ground by masking my turtle and sponging on some Creamy Caramel Ink. I added a Prima Flower and a purple brad to the side of the focal piece. My sentiment was stamped with Palette Noir Black ink on some lavender twill ribbon (JoAnn Fabrics) that I layered on Only Orange Card Stock and added another small flower and mini orange brad (Queen and Co.) Image and Sentiment were raised with foam mounting tape.

I completed this card before remembering that SSUS is an SU only group and so I did the 2nd card per request from my partner in SU products only.

Card #2 - Stamp Set: Owl Together Now - A new stamp set coming in the upcoming catalog
Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Bali Breeze DP
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise

I used an Aqua Painter and smooshed the lids of my pads so that I could pick the ink color up and water colored this image.
I added flowers from the Flower Fusion felt flowers set and added Rhinestone Brads (Circles Fire Collection and cut my circles with the Coluzzle and again distressed with the Cutter Kit.
The sentiment was computer generated using SU's Journaling Font Vol. 1 - now retired.

This was a great sketch and one I'm sure I'll use again.


Kerry said...

Ida--both of these cards are SUPER SUPER cute!

Elena said...

Hello Ida! I agree with Kerry - these cards are super cute! I like how you colored them! Very beautiful! Love your blog!!!