Jul 31, 2009

BC110 Sketch - Jailbirds

Hello and Happy Friday!

We've come to the end of another week and another month (where has this year gone?) and once again it's time for the Blogger Challenge.  This week was a (Sketch) challenge.  I always enjoy sketches because they give you a starting point and that makes things one step easier for me when I create.

For this card I started out picking out the DP and stamp sets I wanted to use.  I had found this cool piece of DP (Nevermore - Cosmo Cricket) at our LSS and decided to pair it up with the Jailbirds stamp for the Inkadinkado set, (Ghouls and Goblins) that I bought last year around Halloween and never used.  I colored my jailbirds with various shades of Prisma Color Pencils and added sparkle to their eyes with Spica Glitter Pens.  I wanted a sort of "shabby" look to my card so I distressed the edges of some of the panels/
My card base is: Basic Black layered with Tangerine Tango and then Naturals Ivory cs that I embossed with the Spider Web Cuttlebug embossing folder after I computer generated the (Spooky) sentiment.  I also brayed on some Sahara Sand ink.
I layered my birds onto Pumpkin Pie cs and distressed the edges with a sponge and some Bravo Burgundy ink.  Then I added 3 Vintage brads and tied some Pumpkin Grosgrain ribbon around my panel to complete the card. 
Stop by the other members blogs (Click on the icon on my sidebar) and see what they have done with this sketch and why not give it a try yourself. 

25 comments:

Lisa said...

Really cute! I love the spider web down in the corner!

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a fun Halloween card, love the DSP and those images are too cute!

Elena said...

Very cute card, Ida! Love, love the paper and layout! Embossed paper looks like a real spider web! And what a fun stamp you used!

MJ said...

How fun! Those jail birds are too cute.

Selene Kempton said...

These are the coolest jailbirds! way cool choices of stamps and colors..

Shona said...

This is a scream Ida! I love it! I love those jail birds! Cute cute cute!

Julie said...

Super cute. Those jailbirds are adorable.

Tammy Hershberger said...

TOO cute, Ida! Those jailbirds are a favorite of mine, but so far I've resisted the urge to buy!

Connie said...

Darling! I love your little masked creatures! Great job.

Patti Chesky said...

LOL!! What an adorable stamp. I love the web too...perfect accent for your card.

Patrice Pierce said...

Very cute! I like the web!

Lisa Bohler said...

The web was a perfect finish for a great card! Those little guys make me smile!

Sandra MacLean said...

I LOVE halloween cards Ida, and this is a fabulous one! Those birds remind me of a police line up with the usual suspects - too funny! :)

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a darling Halloween card Ida! That web is just wonderful! :D

Nikki Bond said...

Tooo cute!...that image is so funny! Love it! {SMILES}

tonistamps said...

Awesome Halloween card Ida! Love the images and your papers.

Allison said...

What a fun stamp...looks great with the embossing!

dn said...

Very cute Ida, love the details.

Regina Cornelius said...

love it~!

Basement Stamper said...

Great Halloween card! Thanks so much for the recipe site.

Tangii Crain said...

I love it!!! What a fun card! Great job.

Robin Merriman said...

Too stinkin' cute! Love those birds!

Rachel Hope said...

LOL, cute! :)

Sheryl Dickinson said...

This is laugh out loud cute! Love the jailbirds!

Sue from Oregon said...

This cracks me up!