Monday, May 31, 2010

It's Sketch Challenge Week!

Hello hello dear friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful extended weekend. Here in the States it's Memorial Day, where we gather with family and friends and honor fallen soldiers. Of course, there are pounds of burgers, hot dogs and potato salad consumed, too. :) Best wishes for a happy and safe Memorial Day to each of you.

So it's Monday, which means I get to ring in a new week for the Beary Scrappy Girls and introduce our next design team challenge. This week we have a sketch challenge, designed by little ol' me. It's my first sketch and I think it turned out OK (if I do say so myself!).

"Hello, my name is Susan, and I'm a Basic Grey Kioshi addict."  Or so it seems, anyway! I can't get enough of the delightful patterns in this line of papers. Here I've used the larger 12 x 12 patterned paper for the background as well as the smaller 6 x 6 pattern paper. I love those itty bitty paper pads!
This little sweetheart is Bubbling Tilda, from Magnolia's Fairytale collection. I've layered her and cut out her bubbles. Her dress is lightly colored with cranberry and very pale yellow Prismacolor pencils. Her wings are colored with the same pencils and enhanced with Stickles. I used a Copic Spica pen to highlight random strands of her hair. Even though the sparkle is visible when I view this photo in Photoshop, it's washed out once uploaded to blogger. *sigh* That's what imagination is for, right?

The big flower is hand made with a strip of chiffon and Fabri-Tac. Cool, huh?

Card Recipe
Thanks for stopping in! Tomorrow we will have our next Beary Sweet Challenge, so be sure to come back for all the details.  Don't forget that today is the last day to enter your project into our current challenge - Fancy Folds. You could win a Scor-Pal!

Oh, and if you're a blog candy kinda gal, today is the last day to enter my birthday blog candy. Good luck!



Sylvia said...

Wow Susan, your card is amazing! All the details and your coloring... simply beautiful! And the huge tissue/fabric-tac flower is gorgeous! Love all the selfmade flowers I see all around lately...
And yes, your sketch is super - you did a great job on this :)
{hugs} Sylvia

Arina said...



Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Hello ladies! Thanks so much - I really appreciate your kind comments. :)

I decided on a whim to make the flower and am so glad I did. I just had to tell that inner voice ("You can't do that!") to stuff it and give it a try! *grin*


stephanne said...

Your sketch is wonderful Susan, as is the gorgeous card you've created and I am glad you won the battle with your inner voice, lol!!

Pam said...

Your new Tilda card is beautiful, Susan! I have some of the flowered paper, and I love it! You have done a beautiful job with your coloring...great inspiration!
Hugs to you,

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