Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #113 - Libby's Sketch Challenge


I love sketch challenges!  They force me to think outside the box so that I can conform to the sketch and yet still use the stamp sets and dies which I have in mind.  The discipline of the sketch helps me to become more creative---or that's what I believe, anyway.


I really like Libby's sketch.  It's simple but at the same time, nicely structured.  Those stripes at the top could easily be Washi tape or they could be ribbons,  or even strips of Designer Paper.  They could even be a combination of all three (which, as you'll notice, is what I wound up doing).

Initially I was not going to buy the Moon Baby stamp set.  After seeing some incredibly creative samples, however, I changed my mind.  I don't make many baby cards, but this set will be a nice addition to the few baby-themed sets I own.  I love the  whimsy.  That little baby is adorable, whether it's draped over the moon or floating with the help of an umbrella.  I can just imagine the fun I'll have.

For this sketch I used a base of Heavy Whisper White followed by a layer of Dapper Denim and then another layer of Whisper White only this time embossed using an adorable retired embossing folder with stitched clouds.  For my stripes I used the now-retired silver SAB ribbon, a strip of Affectionately Yours Washi tape and a strip from the retired Cherry On Top Designer paper stack.

My circle is cut from the Dapper Denim using a Stitched Circle die and those stars in various sizes were cut from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper using the Stars Confetti punch and then glued on using the Tombo glue.  Tedious work but I love the effect.  Instead of just using the umbrella which was part of the baby image, I used the Umbrella Weather framelit to cut a larger umbrella stamped on Calypso Coral.


I hope you enjoy my card and check out the ones created by the other Watercooler Artists at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  And then I invite you to link up your own card for us to enjoy.

6 comments:

  1. Heidi, I love your card. A perfect card to give for a little boy. What a lot of work you put into the stars and they work perfectly on the card. Yes, sketches do make a person more creative. Great card!

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    1. Thanks so much, Heather. The stars were a total pain but I love the results.

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  2. From the bold red umbrella holding up the little guy to the myriad stars you laboriously glued to the circle, this is an outstanding card! I've been hanging on the fence about this stamp set, but you've shown me another way to use it that's totally inspired me. Thanks for enabling and inspiring Heidi!

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    1. Thanks so much, Penny. I just bought that set and am glad I did. Actually I'm even more glad since it made its way into the new Annual Catalogue. Made the purchase that much more worthwhile.

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  3. Heidi, this card is adorable! And the baby image is so sweet! I love it! thank you so much for sharing this!

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    1. Thanks so much, Judy. Since this set made its way into the new Annual Catalogue, I expect a lot more fun creating with those images in the future.

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