Sketch Challenge Repeat!!


I always seem to put pressure on myself to come up with new ideas for you all!! Lately I've noticed that I'm always trying to design an original layout and I rarely use the same stamp or patterned paper twice!! Well, Colleen's Thursday Throwdown made me realize that I don't have to do that!! I CAN use the same sketch twice and I CAN use the same stamp more than once!! Good grief, why do I do that to myself??

Really, though. I'm sure you have several of your favourite sketches that you really enjoy playing with and if you use a different stamp and different materials, your cards turn out totally different! DUH!! What was I thinking??

So Colleen's challenge was to pull out one of your all-time fave sketches and use it again!! *gasp* And the first one I thought of was SC105 from SCS, which I absolutely LOVED when I used it with my Geisha Kitty card!! This time I wanted to use my new Penny Black Fairy Girl stamp which hadn't even seen ink yet!!

Since the image was fairly big, I made the card bigger too. The card base is 5 1/2 X 7 in Pixie Pink. I grabbed some patterned paper that had a lot of colours in it, because I knew I needed lots of different colours for the image. The PP is from Imaginisce and it is double sided. So I stamped the girl on shimmery white in Archival Versafine Black Onyx ink and used my trusty SU markers to shade her in and then doodled a simple frame. I matted her on Certainly Celery and Groovy Guava. The card base is stamped in Pixie Pink with the bg stamp that matches Simply Said (can't remember what it's called) with the little flowers on it and I dotted them with the white gel pen. I also added some Almost Amethyst corners and dotted them too! That new Photo Corner punch is SO fun! The circles I cut using my Creative Memories cutting system and I layered the patterned paper, then Almost Amethyst, then Groovy Guava. I added some of the new DELICIOUS Groovy Guava double-stitched ribbon and some Prima Sprites with a rhinestone brad!! I finished it off by adding some sparkle with my Sakura Stardust gel pen!! I think some little girl is gonna LOVE this card!!

So thanks for the eye-opening challenge Colleen!!! *wave* I'm gonna stop putting so much pressure on myself and I'm totally gonna start repeating some of my fave sketches and designs!!

10 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

Great card, love the colors and that stamp is just too cute.

Beth said...

Super cute card! I love the bright colors and the way you colored the image. Your right- this layout is keeper!

Sharon in NE said...

I never would have made the connection between the two cards. They look so different because of the colors, etc. Great tip from Colleen and great couple of cards from you!

Jen Fox said...

I am in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE with this card!!! Kimmie you totally rock!!! Don't stress yourself out with making "MAGIC" for us, just let it move you!!! I love the way you do the things you do! (shoo-wop!)

lacyquilter said...

This is just darling.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Cute card... Love the lay-out and the corners... nice colors... TFS!

jodene said...

Love the card.

Colleen Schaan said...

Kimmie, I LOVED the first card with this layout and I LOVE this second one even more...how great is that...two totally different feels with the same layout. Sooooo sweet!

Kristine said...

Love this stamp and those photo corners are perfect! Have to get that punch :)

Kim said...

very very pretty indeed...

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