Feeling Sketchy

Today I felt like doing a few sketches I had printed out and waiting on my desk. The first one I did was one of those quick warm up cards. I'm still amazed that I can finish a card in 15 minutes, and I think it's really helping me feel more creative.


I used the sketch from the Amuseapalooza 2007 Challenge #3. It's a cute little sketch, and so I just jumped right in and started stamping. The patterned paper is from the Autumn Leaves Shangrila paper pad I got from Target last week. The papers blend really well, so it's hard to tell that it's two different patterns, but it is. :) I thought the little yellow flower looked like a sun, so I decided to cut the paper so I could have the sun in the corner and use the A Muse Sending You Sunshine sentiment. I stamped the A Muse Doodle Flower three times and the Sending You Sunshine below it. Then I used prismacolors and Gamsol to color the grass and a black marker to sketch the tops of the grass to make the flower stamps blend in more. Next I made the scalloped edge with my slit punch and punched a 1/8" hole in each scallop. A little doodling, some ribbon and some Stickles for accents and the card was finished! Hurray for the morning warm-up!


The second card I made was for Kimmie's sketch challenge. If you haven't yet, check out this post on Kimmie's blog, and make a card using her sketch to be entered to win some cool stuff. The Geisha Kitty from Pink Cat Studio is stamped in Ancient Page Coal Black and colored with Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Sage Shadow markers. (Gasp! Can you believe the #1 hater of Sage Shadow actually used it intentionally on a card??? What is the world coming to? LOL!)

Next I used prismacolor pencils and Gamsol for her eyes, body and brown robe. Isn't she pretty? I doodled a frame around her and matted on Sage Shadow and Chocolate Chip card stock. Next I stamped 3 sets of flowers with the Pink Cat Studio Oriental Flowers stamp, colored in with markers, cut them out and mounted on the side of the panel. I stamped feline good with my Karen Foster Snap Stamps on Pretty in Pink and then punched out with the round tab punch. The patterned paper is from the Stampin' Up Enchante pack and the gold edged pink ribbon is from May Arts.

15 comments

  1. Morning Julee! I love these two cards. I bought the Target paper mats a month or so ago, but haven't used them much. I think I need to pull them out today and play! The Amuse flowers are so cute, and the grass....you should design a stamp around that girl!

    Amy

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  2. Totally awesome, Julee!! (Geez, am I an 80's girl, or what?? *snicker*) Of course my fave is the Pink Cat card!! She's beautiful and I love that colour combo!! Thanks so much for playing in my challenge!!!

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  3. Julee, these cards are so cute! I love the geisha kitty.

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  4. Love BOTH cards, Julee! THe "warm-up" card is just darling, and the Geisha Kitty is wonderful! You are the Pink Cat stamp queen! You always make me want to get out my Kitty stamps! :) Great stuff!

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  5. Julee, are you living in a different time zone. Dang girl! Two gorgeous cards and a warm up card and it's not even 7 a.m. here.

    I love the sunshine card and all the doodling. Gorgeous!

    I love that Geisha kitty. You are making me want to order it! I have to behave starting today. (ordered yesterday). I need to have some spending money next month when I go back home to Germany

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  6. Cute stuff! Totall love the blue and green. Your doodled frame and scallops are wonderful. Great planning too...to cut the paper in the right place for your sun.

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  7. Oh these are soo adorable! Both of them! Although I really am leaning towards that fun geisha kitty...the flowers, the coloring, just everything is really fun.
    You are so talented.

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  8. Your Geisha Kitty is gorgeous -you did an awesome job of coloring her in. As always, great work!

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  9. Beautiful cards Julee! I think all of your cards that have a kitty on them are my favorites (can't tell that I'm a cat lover can you?). Great coloring on your kitty Geisha!

    I love the little warm up card too. So bright and sunny feeling!

    TFS!

    Linda (LSN on SCS)

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  10. Cute, cute, cute!! Love both of your cards! :)

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  11. I just love that geisha cat stamp! You do beautiful things with her. (even if you do pick SAGE SHADOW!)

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  12. Great cards Julee. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. WOW, these cards are all AMAZING!! Such details.. I love them all!

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  14. You are a stampin' fool today.....look at all this great stuff!! 15 mintues....REALLY??? I MUST learn from you, Master!!

    Squirrellyshirley

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