Saturday, September 23, 2017

Stella Says Sketch Challenge

Sketch challenges sometimes frustrate me -I have my own ideas and having to follow a certain layout makes me have to think harder.  For many they are easier, simply cut your paper to the match the sketch layout and viola!  I usually have my image in mind and then have to decide how I think it will fit into the sketch.  The background of this changed several times, as did the image - and layers were added behind layers as I finally started laying out the image I had colored.  In the end it all turned out well, but it certainly took me longer than I thought (it didn't help that I uploaded the new Silhouette 4.0 recently and there is a whole new learning curve to using it that I am still working to figure out - ugh!) The picture really doesn't do this justice - I love the papers, the solid red and green are out of my stash and pretty old, the plaid is Rustic Noel by Paper Studio. 

This image is a digital from Bugaboo Stamps - I love the whimsical look and fussy cut around him.

What you can't see in the picture is that after coloring the scarf, hat and nose with my Copics I used the Clear Wink of Stella on the face to create a nice sparkly look on this happy holiday fella.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bugaboo Digi, Silhouette Cameo, The Paper Studio, Copic Markers, Card Stock, Computer

Stella Says Sketch Challenge 514

Saturday, September 9, 2017


If you don't own any Bugaboo stamps you should.....some of their characters just make me laugh out loud.  This sassy character is JJ and what fun it was to ink her up and color her.  I used my Copic markers and when I was finished with the coloring I added a little touch of Wink of Stella Clear to the balloons, drink and her accessories for a subtle bling look (doesn't really show up in the picture but looks pretty cool IRL).  After cutting some red and yellow card stock I mounted her onto my card.
This is a digital stamp and includes all but the words Happy Birthday - I added those and the red line separating the image from the words using my favorite machine my Silhouette Cameo.  She was busy enough that I didn't think she needed to have any of the elements cut out and layered -so I kept it simple.  Keeping it simple is not always easy for me as I love look of layers and embellies.   I'm going to put her in a few challenges and then decide who she goes in the mail to as a Birthday Card.

Materials:  Copic Markers, Bugaboo Digital JJ, Silhouette Cameo, Card Stock

Challenges:  (PIN)spirational Challenge #198, The Ribbon Girl September Challenge Anything Goes,
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie Photo Inspiration,  AUD Sentiments Challenge Blog Anything Goes + a Sentiment, Creative Knockouts #21 Something to Say
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