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 paper...it 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