Thursday, October 6, 2011

Gettin' sketchy at SOG

Happy Thursday everybody!

Can you believe it's time for a new challenge over at Some Odd Girl already? There is a great sketch to follow this time around that you can dress up or dress down to create a card that is as CAS or as embellished as you like... it really lends itself to multiple styles very easily. :)

For my take on the sketch, I chose to use the adorable new Penguin Love Tia. And because she is a digital image I was able to flip her to face the opposite direction before printing her out. This way I could place her on the card where the sketch dictated but also still have her eye line leading directly back at the sentiment... which is always a good thing. What can I say... I'm a bit OCD about stuff like that! LOL
And can you believe I skipped using any Christmas papers on this card? Instead I opted to raid one of my paper scrap bags and came up with this funky combo of prints and colors. The kinda monochromatic look was needing a pop of contrast so I colored her hair a nice auburn red and added a burgundy ribbon to the card as well. And I've gotta say that once the red was on there I really became quite pleased with this combo for a winter/Christmas card. I think it looks a bit modern and different.

Okey dokey, so now it's time for you to get inspired and show us your take on the sketch! You've got until October 18th to enter a card for a chance at winning a fab prize and while you don't have to use a SOG image to qualify, you do get an extra name in the hat come drawing time if you do. :)

Oh! Also be sure to check out all the fun to be had this month on Kristy's blog with 30 Days of How To's, Tuts and Giveaways to celebrate her 30th Birthday coming up! You don't want to miss the fun so help spread the word by hopping to her personal blog and grabbing the sidebar badge. You'll be happy you did! There's something going on everyday from now thru the end of October with 19 talented Birthday Guests helping to bring all these posts and fun to life! We start NOW!

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (Seaside)

digi
stamp- Some Odd Girl (Penguin Love Tia)

stamp- Paper Trey Ink (sentiment)

ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox chestnut roan

ribbon

EK
Success border punch

Kaiser Craft gems

Doodlebug white flock

Sharpie white marker

Copic
markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
eyes- BG34, BG23, BG18
hair- E15, E07, E19, E18
clothes- G0000, G000, G00, E30, E31, E35, E81, B16, B37, B39, E40, E41, 0
penguin- C5, C7, C9, B29, W00, W0, YR21, YR24, Y35

30 comments:

Dora said...

Awww how sweet .. just saw it on the SOG blog.. your colouring is fabulous and I love that sentiment.. beautiful xxx

Виола said...

What a pretty girl! Beautiful card!

Mette said...

This is adorable Amy. Loving the soft colours and details. You are starting to put me to shame with all your xmas card makes - better get my skates on lol.

Hugs, Mette

Cindy H. said...

Amy, your card is so adorable!! Love her auburn hair, the flock addition, and the beautiful sentiment.

Leanne said...

Good morning!! A sweet and fun card. She's adorable and I love how you colored her hair! Nice shade of auburn. Her little friend is a cutie too. Love the flock on her earmuffs and boots. And love the papers you chose and that contrasting ribbon. Terrific card! Have a gr8 day!! ;)

Jas said...

What a cute card, love the sentiment and like the flock on her ear muffs =)TFS!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so cute.

Lana said...

Such a cute and warm wintery card Amy :)
Lana x

Annette said...

This card has to be one of my favorites...love it...

Heidi Brawley said...

OMG this is Totally Adorable! what a cute image and your card is oh soo Amazing!!! love it all!
Hugs, Heidi

Mimi said...

Amy this is sooo CUTE!! I LOVE penguins and this digi is so adorable! Love the colors you put together, yes.. it's very modern ;) I must go over to SOG and get this digi...NOW!! have a great day! ;)

Creations by Shirl said...

Such a sweet card and love that sentiment..... Cute digi!
No kits with this card? (he,he)
hugs ~ Amy!

CraftyLoops said...

This is a beautiful card. Lee x

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card and love the color combo! Will need to get me this stamps for my brothers christmas card.. He love penguin images..And you always have the coolest sentiments ♥

Cami said...

Oh this card is so adorable! Your coloring is always gorgeous and I like how you put together your DPs and trims.

kris said...

Another ADORABLE SOG creation!! love the cutie penguin!! hoping to play along with this challenge! the sketch is wonderful!!

Annie's Creations said...

OMG...she's too cute, I love your paper and color combo on this one! Absolutely adore...:D

Kelly Schelske said...

How fun Amy! Love that sweet image!

corry'kaart said...

hoi amy
een prachtige kaart met een erg lieve afbeelding!
groetjes van corry

Tress said...

Such a creative use of papers! And the balance on the card is perfect.

yvon said...

OMG, this is so beautiful. Her hair is just so shiny, it's perfect and those papers are stunning.
Hugs, Yvon

Rachel said...

AAWWWW! This is soooooo cute! I LOVE PENGUINS!!! And these are such sweet papers!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

AnItA mArIe said...

wow i absolutely love this card its super cute..hugz Anita..xx

donna mikasa said...

such a darling card, Amy! I love that sketch and the non traditional colors!

Larisa said...

Your colouring is purfect! Love the image again))))

Andrea said...

what a fabulous card, love the image with the great eyes
hugs andrea

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Love all the colours on this one!! Such adorable couple!! Very sweet!!

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous as always Amy
Anne x

RiNNE said...

So pretty!! I love the color combo together and your coloring is super stellar! Yay for using up scraps!!

Leah the Orange said...

oh Amy, your colouring just blows my mind. i love this. everything is coordinated so perfectly, and the sentiment is fabulous. this is STUNNING!