Saturday, February 5, 2011


Happy Saturday! It's time for the latest sketch challenge from Sketch Saturday!!!

It's Maya's turn to host our sketch challenge, and she's come up with a great sketch! Best of all, our sponsor this week is the sensational Tickled Pink Stamps!!! And my dear friend Debbie Pamment is Guest Designer for the month of February! I'm thrilled!!!

Naturally, I reached for a Tickled Pink Stamps image... the digi version of 60's Willow. I love rubber, but one nice thing about digis is that you can size them any way you want. In this case, I focused on Willow's upper half. She is one groovy girl! (60's Willow, as well as the rest of the Li'l Lolitas and Li'l Lads, is available in both rubber and digi.)

I have two tips for you today: (1) be very careful about tweaking the coloring of your image after it's done... I had taken great time and care coloring Willow and putting my card together, but for some crazy reason decided to touch up her hair a bit more rather than leave well enough alone. BIG mistake. I don't know if it was because I was tired or under pressure or both, but I tried SIX different times to recreate the look I had previously created, to no avail. I finally gave up, went to bed and tackled it again the next day. So frustrating! And (2) color the hardest part of the image first so that if you mess up you can start again without having wasted time coloring the easy parts. I live and learn. (sigh) But I'm happy with the way Willow finally came together. The Li'l Lolita and Li'l Lads images are such fun!

Be sure to pop by the Sketch Saturday blog to see what the rest of the lovely design team members have created with this week's sketch! And do join us!

I'll be back soon with more! By the way, there is still a bit more time to win Star Boy Luka by La-La Land Crafts in my little blog candy... scroll down or click here!


LouDotMac said...

This is a stunning card, I love the patterned papers and that image is great - you have coloured her perfectly!

Nice job.

Lou Mac. xo

Alice Wertz said...

love how you used the image. very pretty card!