Jun 20 2009

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge

It’s time for another Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge…SSC104.  I love these sketch challenges and it sounds like a lot of you do, too!  I’m anxious to see your creations…lots of flexibility with the size of the front panel.  Don’t forget to link your SSC104 post to Mr. Linky…Selene gave an excellent tutorial on Stamping 411 on how to link to the individual post instead of your entire Blog.  That way we can find your Sketch Challenge card easier. 

I pulled out Rustic Rooster from my sad pile of retiring sets.  This is a Level 2 hostess set that will be going away soon.  (It isn’t too late to hold a workshop and get yours!)  I started with a base card of Sahara Sand.  Then I ran a Really Rust layer thru my Big Shot with the Texturz background.  I used my Really Rust pad to highlight the raised texture…kind of looks like woodgrain! 

For the focal piece, I stamped the background words with Creamy Caramel and then the Rooster with Basic Brown.  I pulled out my DUSTY Pastel chalks and colored him with various browns and rust.  I like how he turned out!  I need to remember to use those more often!  I matted the Very Vanilla on Chocolate Chip and then another mat of Sahara Sand.  It is popped off the background with dimensionals.  I used a strip of Manhattan Designer Paper across the top and matted it with Chocolate Chip.  Then I couldn’t resist using the NEW Modern Label punched from Really Rust and wrapped around the DSP.  I secured it with a Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button.  LOVE that punch!  It will be available on July 1st!

Have a wonderful weekend.  Stop by this afternoon for the Tour De Freaks Blog Hop!  You won’t want to miss the amazing creations from some very talented Control Freak swappers. 

And…of course…check out what the others have done with the Stamping 411 sketch this week!



4 People have left comments on this post

Jun 20, 2009 - 01:06:48

Great card, Connie! I love the textured layer treatment, very cool! We must have been channeling each other because I used this same stamp set for a class this morning! I’ll post it later this week!

Jun 20, 2009 - 03:06:32
Caro said:


Jun 20, 2009 - 07:06:29
Niki Glover said:

Beautiful card! Thanks for some inspiration to use my as-yet-uninked Rustic Rooster set!

Jun 20, 2009 - 10:06:27

I just love what you’ve done with this. Especailly the niew puch. What a great idea. I’ll be borrowing this idea. Thanks for sharing.