Saturday, January 23, 2010

Cocoa's Warm Wishes

Can you believe it is already time for another Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge! Well it is and we are still so excited by the amount of participants that played with us last week! We were up to 51 when I last checked! Fantastic! Like before, I checked out all of the creations, but I apologize if I missed someone!

The current sketch, Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #40, is a great one. Did anyone else have trouble with the sentiment only spin last week? It was nice to not have a restriction this week. So I decided to finally try a Digi stamp! This is my first time trying out the Digi stamps...and I am confident I need some more practice! Plus the Digi stamps tend to be ones that you have to color a lot and again I need some more practice! But, I gave it a go and it turned out ok. I used the Sweet n Sassy Digi stamp, Cocoa's Mittens. Isn't he just the sweetest mouse you have ever seen?! Totally wouldn't put a trap out for him...unless I was trying to keep him for a pet! I printed him out on watercolor paper (so excited that my printer was able to handle the watercolor has major issues with cardstock so I was nervous!) and then watercolored him. I actually tried a new method for me for watercoloring but using one of the aquabrushes and my ink pads...need some more practice, but it worked out. I just couldn't get the shading that I wanted...kept having too much water! I cut him out (even around the tail) and popped him up on a square. I punched out two arctic snowflakes of Very Vanilla and attached them to some squares with Red Rhinestone brads. The patterned paper is Stampin' Up! Merry Moments and I finished that off with a strip of red rick-rack.

So I hope you will play along again with the Sugar Babies this week! Check out all of the other beautiful creations by the other Sugar Babies: Ann, Audrey, Candace, Jodi, Julie, Nicole, Renata, and the Sugar Mama, Korin. Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Cocoa's Mittens Digi (Sweet n Sassy Stamps), So Many Sayings (retired SU!); Paper - Merry Moments DSP (SU!), Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, watercolor paper; Ink - Very Vanilla Craft, Night of Navy, Real Red, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink; Accessories - Arctic Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Red Rick-Rack (JoAnn Essentials), Circle Red Rhinestone Brads (SU!), Aqua Brush (H2GO), dimensionals


Unknown said...

Such a cute card!! I love the colors and papers you've used and the snowflakes are so pretty!! :)

Country Mouse said...

Love your card!!! So, so cute!!!

Unknown said...

I love your card! Such a cute image!

Michele Kovack said...

This is super cute!!! Your coloring is fab!!!

Kathy Jones said...

Oh this is totally adorable!!! Awesome colouring and super cute image!!!

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