Nov 26 2008

DCBD 103 Sketch Challenge

Today’s Diva Coffee Break Design Challenge is another sketch.  I had fun playing with this one!  I turned the sketch a couple different ways to try things out, but ended up liking it the best in the original format.  I also tried a couple different sets, but ended up with Mr. Twigster!  I just think he is the cutest little snowman.  I’m making my Christmas tags this year with him, too!

For the base, I started with Tangerine Tango and then a layer of Chocolate Chip (do you know how much Chocolate Chip I’ve gone thru this catalog?  A lot of our designer papers have that color in it!)  I then added a section of the mitten print from Frost Day Designer Paper and a coordinating dotted strip of DSP in that same package.  I wrapped some Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon around that (if you haven’t tried this ribbon, you don’t know what you are missing!  It ties SO nice and has such a shimmery look!)  I colored in Mr. Twigster and his packages with Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango and Bashful Blue, along with his striped scarf and nose.  Then I grounded him with some Bashful Blue at his feet and shadows on his body.  Finally, I added some two-way glue and Dazzling Diamonds to make him sparkle!  The Olive mini brads across the top finish off the card.

Make sure to check out all the other talented Diva Coffee Break Designers’ creations this week!

Lisa Freeman
Chris Austin
Dannie Graves
Dee Tollaksen
Heidi Michel
Julie Semones
Kristin Moore
Selene Kempton
Vivian Swain




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10 People have left comments on this post

Nov 26, 2008 - 10:11:15

Oh it’s the twigster!! Great job on the challenge Connie! I love LOVE LOVE what you did!

Nov 26, 2008 - 12:11:56
Chris said:

Very nice card, Connie. I am learning so much from you and everyone else. I know when we first started I thought the card had to be exactly like the sketch. Now I know that as long as we have the basic sketch we can adlib (spelling may be wrong) some.

Nov 26, 2008 - 03:11:05

Very cute Connie! I love that ribbon also, and that dotted paper strip is a great feature! Who doesn’t love dots?!? Great sparkly Mr. Twigster too!

Nov 26, 2008 - 03:11:27
Lisa Freeman said:

very cute!

Nov 26, 2008 - 03:11:28

Connie the Twigster is just too cute! I just ordered him, cannot wait to get him! You did an awesome job on the challenge!

Nov 26, 2008 - 05:11:35
Mary Brown said:

WOW Connie…this makes me almost want to buy this set! LOL!!! Your card is postively wonderful!

Nov 26, 2008 - 05:11:29
Vivan Swain said:

Love your Mr. Twigster Card. Great job withthe challenge.

Vivian Swain

Nov 26, 2008 - 09:11:46

Great colors, love the ribbon and Mr Twigs is just so cute!

Nov 27, 2008 - 04:11:12
Heidi Michel said:

Ok ok! I will get Mr Twigster!! Gesh all of these super cute cards with him!! I love this card!!

Dec 3, 2008 - 11:12:05

This is so cute. I don’t have Mr. Twigster and now I just may have to get him. Great job with the sketch! ~Dannie