Thursday, July 17, 2008

A Sketch Challenge from iheart2stamp.com

So okay, here's my total C.A.S.E. I was talking about in my last post. The stamper that used this The Cat's Pajamas set and this sketch challenge used Poochie in the rocket instead of Sprinkle and hers was so darn cute! I had to try it too. I colored the image with Copic markers and used Crystal Effects on the top of the rocket to make it look more... realistic?

I feel like I'm getting better with the Copic markers. I realized the other day while using them that they're kinda like the painting I've been doing around the house, the first coat doesn't always look so good but the second coat always looks great!

The sentiment I printed out on the computer, the inside will read, "outta this world!". My youngest son is turning 7 on the 24th and I thought he might like this for a birthday card. It kinda looks like Inky in the space ship don't you think?

My next card is the same sketch using a new Flourishes set I have called Lilac. Now I remember why I like stamping so much! This one was really satisfying to watch come together.
I stamped the lilac in SU Eggplant Envy. I then colored it with the Copic markers using 2 different purples and 3 different greens and some cool gray.
I thought I'd picked up the blender pen but instead had cool gray, so to cover some of my boo boo I thought I'd make a mask and use the SU French Script background stamp and see what happened. Ohhh, I liked it! The Eggplant Envy ink did smear just a little bit too with the Copic markers. Another good reason for the French Script backround stamp. I sponged around the first panel with Creamy Carmel and a tiny bit of Eggplant Envy ink and used the ticket corner punch on the corners. Next I matted the focal image with Eggplant Envy and then Old Olive.
I next used a lighter purple and stamped the magnolia from this stamp set in EE and sponged the edges, matted them on Old Olive and set them aside. I stamped Lilac in EE ink on white cardstock and cut it and matted it on a strip of Old Olive. I next assembled my card following the pattern for the sketch challenge.
Two cards that are the same yet different.
I have some GOOD NEWS today! The cabinet maker called and told me he's working on my project and will have the new cabinets for me in 2 to 3 weeks. The ceramic tile in the bathroom and hallway got finished up today too. I'm feeling like maybe I'll have some "closure" soon! When it all comes together and I get my stamp room back we'll celebrate with some BLOG CANDY! I can't wait!!
I hope you had as much fun stamping today as I did ~ have a great day!

13 comments:

Marcia said...

Hey Jan, these are great cards. Love the kitty in the rocket, she looks to cute! Great news about your cabinets, won't be long now.

Linda said...

Your cards are really great. I like the fact that you used the same sketch and got two totally different cards.

I really miss having a cat. They are so entertaining.

~KRISTY~ said...

OHHHH! LOVE THE CAT IMAGE JAN! THAT GREEN ROCKS AS WELL.

Seleise said...

love seeing the two "same" but way different cards. Both are great!!! I love, love, love the kitty in the rocket - too cute!!! And, the lilac card is GORGEOUS!!! glad to hear your remodeling is going so well! have fun!

Kim said...

Jan .. so happy to see you back. I love the Lilac card ALOT! The rocket with the cat is is soooo cute. Well, I finally starting the blog world. I am very new and share it with my quilting and card marking. I can't remember if I told you already. It's a learning experience.

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sparkplug17 said...

Your cards are great! I love your Sprinkle card! It's just too cute!

Diane said...

They are both wonderful Jan!
So nice to see you stamp again!!

Rose Ann said...

Your cat in the rocket is super cute, and your lilacs are gorgeous!! Wonderful cards, Jan!!

Jane said...

Both are great cards. I think my favorite is the rocket ship one. But it's just more my style. Like how you made the top of the spaceship. I also like what you said about the copics...I'm just starting to learn too. It's a process...but not as bad as I feared. I just need more shades of colors so I can do it better.

Jane
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tyrymom29 said...

Jan, Both these cards are AWESOME!!!

Yanitza Ramos said...

What a cute card! Love Cat's Pajamas. Great job!

scrappernic said...

Great cards! Love the cat--fun colors and stamps :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your cards,so pretty.