Sketch Challenge Do-over

Sketch Challenge Do-over

In order to help you get the unfortunate ducky from yesterday’s post out of your mind, here’s one I should have entered for the Craft Project Central “Creating Pretty Cards” sketch challenge. To be fair, I did think of this (and if you’re one of the few who actually read my blatherings, you know that), but it’s so close to what Monika created for the sample, that I went the ducky route. And, as you know, it took a sharp left turn and ended up in Adolescent Boyville.

So here’s the card I made today. I wasn’t even thinking about the sketch until I finished it and thought, “Wow – that’s much better. And there are no farting ducks.”


Honestly, this one just “happened.” I was playing with the Mixed Drinks set and this is how it ended up. I added bubbles (the same bubbles from yesterday, actually) to the drinks, just to make it more festive. (Side note: Why is it that bubbles in drinks are festive, but bubbles behind ducks aren’t so festive?) And there is a little glitter on the bubbles, but it didn’t photograph well.

This is pretty self explanatory. Since I was going to color the glasses’ stems, I stamped in StazOn. Then I added Blush Blossom, Crushed Curry, and Calypso Coral liquids. The umbrella is Bermuda Bay and Watermelon Wonder, and the sentiment is also Watermelon Wonder.  I colored the stems with a Perfect Plum Stampin’ Write Marker.

The whole purpose of this was to use some new In Colors. I wanted Peekaboo Peach and maybe a little Flirty Flamingo and some of the Tip Top Taupe from last year. Did I use those? No. I totally forgot. But the Peekaboo Peach made a nice base, so I added some of the coordinating Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape under the glasses. It kind of looks like more bubbles, don’t you think? I wish I could say that I chose it because it drew in the bubbles, but, truthfully – I chose it because it was the right color. And I chose the copper strip from the Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape because it was the only other washi design that I currently own that “went” with the rest of the card. So now you know the science that goes into my designs: “Hold your mouth right and pick what looks best.” That’s pretty much my design strategy for every project.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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