Monday, February 9, 2009

Twinkling Tuesday: Holy Detail, Batman!

Hey everyone!

It's another happy Twinkling Tuesday around here, and we also have a BLOG CANDY winner, but first, HOW ABOUT THIS SKETCH??? Definitely unique and a challenge for me! Not only did we feature our first "Temporary Twinkie" Guest Sketch artist this week (DD got the week off LOL), but today marks my first Tuesday as a Design Team member for Stampavie so I got to bust out some new goodies to play with :)

I chose to use the new Leere Aldrich "Bathing Beauty" stamp to create my card using this week's sketch, drawn by 6 year old Piper! The new Leere Aldrich line from Stampavie is fresh, fun, and there isn't a thing like it out there on the market which makes it very unique as well. I am having fun thinking outside the box w/ these stamps, and decided that they'd be a great line to pick up and use for this sketch. Now, as for the sketch, This is QUITE the doozy drawn by a six year old!! Holy instructions, Batman! Piper's Mom and TT member Heather explained to me that Piper gained some inspiration by an old TT sketch that Madelynn had drawn, and totally took it from there! Look at all that attention to detail!

Alright, so I'll take you through my card here a bit so you can see what I did using the sketch. First of all, I inverted it, so that the middle "line" is running up and down instead of left to right. I'm not a big heart person, so I was THRILLED to find this ONE chipboard heart LOL...only it wasn't the right color...but a little Shimmerz fixed that right up!

I also used Shimmerz on the bubbles after outlining with my BG10 Cool Shadow Copic Marker. There is something up w/ the settings on my camera and even it daylight (although it was very grey today), it didn't really show up, but I have another pic below that shows a better closeup of the bubbles.

As I mentioned, I didn't have a heart in my stash other than this one shown, so I filled in the rest w/ flowers and you all know they are my favorite embellies :) So I got the placing of them down alright but alas, no heart for me ;)

To incorporate the straight-edged and rounded corners I fought with this card a bit. I finally decided on rounding all the inside corners, but I only rounded the bottom two on the outside and left the 2 top ones straight. To incorporate the criss-crossed effect, I used Lavender Mist Twill and the big ribbon in the middle is Aqua Mist grosgrain. Yummy colors together!

Here is a close up of the shimmerz I painted as the bubbles:

Again, from here on the blog you can't really tell but if you click on the full size pic you can see the pretty sheen/shimmer they have to them. I used Angel Wings Shimmerz for this card.

Well, I hope you enjoy the card and be sure to stop by and check out the new Twinkling Tuesday blog which features Jacquie Peifer this week as our featured stamper! Want to play along this week? Make sure to leave us a comment on the TT blog so that we all can come by and visit, and also use keyword MTTSC9 when uploading to SCS or PCP.

Thanks for reading today and for all your sweet comments lately on my new endeavors and my blog-iversary. I am truly having the time of my LIFE! On that note, you may remember that last week I had a very special offering to celebrate that without further adieu, I am proud to announce a WINNER!
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cathscustomcreations said...
Happy Bloggoversary..and your daughters site is being added as well as yours, to my blog roll YAY!! BOTH GREAT!! Here is the link to my creation Notice the pink *best colour ever* and the butterfly brad!! :-) Hope you enjoy the card as much as I did making it! Hugs,Cath
CONGRATS to you on the Blog Candy and be sure to email me your address so I can get that out to you. Thank you to all for playing! Have a twinkling Tuesday everyone!
Jessica :)


Janna said...

AWESOME!!!!! This is so cool! I love the color pallette and the gorgeous flowers! I am so jealous of your talent, you know that don't you! I actually looked at flowers the other day at Archivers because I want to be like you! LOL! Seriously though, I love the ribbons, so yummy and all the shimmerz are just perfect! Can't wait to check out the Stampavie blog to see your creation!

Oh and Congrats to Cathy!

Smiles and hugs,

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Love your image and all those cute embellishments! Great idea to flip that sketch!

Danni said...

This is totally adorable! what an awesome card! Love the colors and you did such a great job with Piper's sketch!

Sandra MacLean said...

Yeah.....looks like you had some serious problems with that sketch....NOT!!!!!! You kicked some major butt with this card Jess!! I hang my head in shame.... ;) We're not worthy....we're not worthy...

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh great, love all the layers, this rocks.

kadie said...

Wow, Jessica! You did an awesome job with this sketch! I am blown away. What a great card!

Heather said...

Oh Man, Oh Man Jessica you did a great job with the sketch Piper is going to love it, and I love the shimmerz and the colors you used are so super pretty and I love the stamp that you used so so good Jessica you bow is so super pretty too!!!

WOW!!!! I have been away from blog land for 5 days now so no commenting either I explained it all on my TT post!!!

I love love love this card Jessica and I am sure that Piper will too!!!

She can not wait to get home from school and see what everyone did!!!
Thank you and Madelynn for letting her have this wonderful week!!!


Cassie said...

your card is fabulous jess! what a neat image! love the bow!!

musingsofanaddict said...

This card is absolutely adorable, as always Jess. Stampavie totally made the right choice when they snapped you up! {{{HUGS}}}

Allison said...

So cute and fun but what a sketch! She sure made it a challenging one!

jami {sgtStamper} said... this girl!! What a great way to flip the sketch. Those papers and colors are awesome, and I love that that a dog in the bath with her?? How funny!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally cute...that sketch is!!

Elena said...

Wow! Your card is fabulous!!! I love it!!!

My Paper Adventures said...

Fabulous!!! Love the color combo and your sketch interpretation is awesome!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Love this. So nice that you included the hearts. the bubble bath image is really cute.