Wednesday, December 2, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You challenge #40

This is the first time I've used a challenge for one of my blog posts, but when I saw the sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You and then saw that StarvingArtistamps was this weeks sponsor, well...I had to enter. I'm also a great fan of the "scheduled" post, but seeing as I don't have one lined up yet for tomorrow (or rather, midnight tonight), I thought I'd make the card, photograph it, pretty it up in PSE and upload it - whew! I'm exhausted, LOL!

This card uses the image of Coco the Polar Bear from StarvingArtistamps "Santa's Sweet Shoppe". The scarf is paper pieced using an old scrap of unknown DP. Coco is coloured with cool grey Copic markers and a bit of colourless blender (plus a bit of red and a bit of brown). Sorry, I'm not yet organized enough to tell exactly *which* markers I've used...

Coco's head is popped up on a 3-D Zot (as is the sentiment - from CTMH's "Just for the Holidays"). The border punch is by Martha Stewart.

I wanted to add a bit of sparkle to Coco, so I've painted on a bit of my SU (I guess it's made by Tsukineko) Frost White Shimmer Paint (or "All-Purpose Ink" as it says on the label). I didn't realize just how opaque the paint is, so I ended up using it rather sparsely (and sloppily) since it was covering up the stamped image.

Thanks for the great sketch challenge 2S4Y...and for helping me get another card finished for Christmas!


Cheryl Nelson said...

this is just as cute as can be!! LOVE that polar bear!

Laura Davis said...

Super cute!Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

Happycrafter said...

what a warm and friendly card, love the image, love the paper piercing, love the colours.....hey, am I on your christmas card list? LOL!