Oct 09 2009

Bloggers Challenge – It’s a Sketch!

Today’s Bloggers Challenge is a sketch!  My favorite!  I get inspiration from sketches all the time.  Since I’m still in Halloween mode, I pulled out my Just Jawing stamp set to give it a little love this week!  I used it in place of the sunburst image that is drawn in the sketch. 

I started by stamping the Skull on Night & Day Designer Paper and cutting it out.  I colored the eyes with Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker and the teeth with Barely Banana marker, then added Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds (it really turned that brilliant green color!)  The base is Naturals White cardstock with a layer of Cast-A-Spell Designer Paper over top of it.  Then I used another piece of the Cast-A-Spell Designer Paper on top, and wrapped the Black Grosgrain Ribbon around to the back and adhered.  I punched two stars from some Faux Diamond Dust cardstock I made (Versamark on cardstock, add Iridescent Ice EP and heat emboss), then changed the color of a brad with Whisper White craft ink and White Embossing Powder.  Finally, the greeting was stamped with Black Craft Ink on Old Olive and punched out with the Designer Label Punch.  I sponged some Old Olive ink around the edges!



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19 People have left comments on this post

Oct 9, 2009 - 08:10:16

Great Halloween card – love the bit of bling!

Oct 9, 2009 - 09:10:42
Lisa said:

Great Halloween card! You know how much I love the skull! When you get back from vaca, we need to have a stampy day!

Oct 9, 2009 - 09:10:45
Lorie said:

Even though I don’t like skulls…I think this one is awful cute!

Oct 9, 2009 - 09:10:20

Just LOVE this Connie….the colors and the big ole skull! It’s all perfect!

Oct 9, 2009 - 10:10:57
Tami Black said:

I love that you love Halloween! You make me laugh with this one! It clearly shows your joy in this weird holiday!

Oct 9, 2009 - 11:10:54

Great way to use that Night and Day paper! I’m not much for the skull dude, but your card is great!

Oct 9, 2009 - 12:10:05
Patti Chesky said:

That skull is so cool…especially all blinged out in green glitter.

Oct 9, 2009 - 01:10:37
Ida said:

Awesome card. Love the paper and the bling and the fact this is one cool Halloween card.

Oct 9, 2009 - 02:10:36
kim howard said:

Love these colors together and the skull came out too cool!

Oct 9, 2009 - 04:10:43
Nikki said:

So very fabulous! Love thatyou stamped the skull on the DSP and his sparkly green eyes are fantastic! {sMILES}

Oct 9, 2009 - 06:10:13
Rachel Hope said:

ACK! love that guy! How fun!

Oct 9, 2009 - 07:10:46

Great colors and bling!! I love how you used stars under the brads.. super detail! Hope you’re having a good vacation!

Oct 9, 2009 - 09:10:57
Lisa Bohler said:

Connie! What a terrific stamp to use for paper piercing with that perfect paper! Super duper cute!

Oct 9, 2009 - 09:10:06
Shelly Schmidt said:

Great sketch card! Love the glittery eyes. TFS!

Oct 9, 2009 - 10:10:49
Marcia P said:

Very cute Connie, such a great card.

🙂 Marcia P

Oct 9, 2009 - 11:10:04
Lori said:

The skull from Just Jawing is a perfect fit for this sketch. Great Halloween card!

Oct 10, 2009 - 11:10:31

Terrific Halloween card Connie! Love those sparkly eyes! 😀

Oct 10, 2009 - 09:10:23

Awesome job with this sketch! Love that skull!

Oct 11, 2009 - 01:10:41

Great take on the sketch with the skull. Clever idea to stamp it on the DSP–and the glittery eyes are very cool!