Wednesday, 6 January 2016

WWC49 -- To Someone Great

Welcome to our first Watercooler Wednesday Challenge of 2016!  This time it's a sketch by Jackie Susnik which I had such fun using to inspire my card.

Of course as nice as Jackie's sketch is, I wound up turning it on its end and using it that way.  That's one of the things I love about sketch challenges.  You can always flip them around as long as the finished card is clearly created from the original sketch, whatever direction it's facing.

I chose to use one of my favourite new stamp sets from the Occasions Catalogue which has just launched, In the Meadow.  The images in that set are so versatile and can be used together or even with other stamp sets.  I chose to keep it simple.  My images and sentiment are all from the same set.  For my base I used the heavy-weight Whisper White and then added a layer of Basic Grey embossed using the Woodgrain embossing folder.  Then I added a piece from the Go Wild Designer Series Paper stack the pattern of which reminded me of hoof prints.  Perfect for the deer images, don't you agree?  For the main image, I used three layers.  The base is Soft Suede followed by Basic Black and then my stamped piece of Whisper White.  I kept the trees very light by off-stamping once.

Yes, I did cut out the deer.  Fussy-cutting is a habit which I can't seem to break.  But it does make for an effective image raised on Dimensionals to show it off.

I hope you'll come by the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge to check out the other Watercooler Artists' creations.  And, of course, you're invited to link up your own version of the sketch.

I've also entered my card into the Inkspirational Challenge since on the inside it says "Many Thanks" from the Another Thank You stamp set.


  1. The pretty deer look great popped up against the delicate woodland background and the darker background papers give this great impact. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

    1. Thanks so much, Marina. I love the In the Meadow images.

  2. What a cute scene that you created! The deer are beautiful and I like your added embossed background and patterned paper. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

    1. Thank you very much, Shauna. That patterned paper just reminded me so much of deer hoofprints.


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