Had a chance to play today and hopped on over to Taylor's Blog to check out the Cupcake Friday challenge sketch. I don't often make square cards but I like the way they look and the fact they allow for a little more room to create then a standard card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) has. I decided to use this adorable Owl image (The Greeting Farm) that I recently purchased. I paired it up with some wonderful paper from Cosmo Cricket (Mr. Campy: Nature Walk. I colored the owl image with Prisma Color Pencils blended with Gamsol. For the eyes I stamped them again and highlighted the lids using Yellow Citrus Fluid Chalk ink and brushing it with Aztec Gold pearl-ex powder. Then I lightly sponged some light teal ink around the image and used a scallop square punch (Marvy) Then I layered it to Close To Cocoa and Chocolate Chip. I wanted the circle piece behind the image to resemble the "moon". I achieved this look by using So Saffron cs and highlighting it the same way as I did the Owl's eyelids. It's so shimmery in real life. I layered this circle to another of More Mustard and added 3 Rhinestone Jewels. The middle layer is Chocolate Chip and the other side of the designer paper. It looks like woodgrain. I added some ribbon (May Arts) and stamped my seniment with Chocolate Chip ink on a Nestabilities Tag Die. I added a bright red button and some teal thread. The card base is Chocolate Chip layered with More Mustard and the designer paper. The focal image and sentiment were raised using foram mounting tape.
I love how this turned out and hope you do as well.
Be sure to stop by Taylor's blog and click on Mr. Linky to view everyone else's cards using this fabulous sketch.