Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Skipping Stones Design Sketch SSD016: CHICK CHAT new release & Blog Hop!

Hey friends! I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s Photo Roundup of Creative University Make N Take projects!  They were so much fun to do!  Today is a special Sketch Tuesday as it’s our first Design Team only blog hop.  We’re celebrating the release of two new Spring/Easter Inspired sets

If you just happened upon my blog today, you’ll want to go back to the beginning at Skipping Stones Design. You should have arrived from Jamie Bova’s (aka Sgt Stamper) blog.   Jamie is also our March Sketch Artist!

We'd love for you to play along with today’s sketch. Just remember to use the keywords SSD016 if you are uploading to any online galleries (like Splitcoast or TwoPeas or Papercraft Planet, etc) or link your card at the Skipping Stones Blog. We'll be looking soon for Guest Designers so you never know....

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Today’s sketch is a fun one and I took a few creative liberties with it… I flipped it and bumped down the white focal piece to fit what I wanted to do with the sketch.  And then I left off the stringy things since my paper was busy enough. :)

Here’s the sketch… before and after.. haha! I mostly just rotated it. :)

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The stamp set I decided to use today is the NEW Chick Chat set.  I LOVE this set and have made 3 cards already with it. (I will post the other two later this week, like soon, cuz I have it scheduled already, hehe!)  I couldn’t resist all the cheeky chick humor and had a lot of fun with these stamps!

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Here’s my spin on this sketch.   When I showed the card to Brent he literally busted out laughing.  Glad it had that effect on him. Haha! Sometimes my quirky humor is lost in translation…

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The layers on this card are all sorts of popped up.  I wanted DIMENSION, baby, on this card and needed some good shadows for the full effect of the birdies.  The branch is hand drawn and hand cut from chocolate brown cardstock.  The little cherry blossom flowers are really old CTMH paper flowers that I dyed pink with some Glimmer Mist.  I wish I had actually stitched on the card instead of using a marke rfor stitches.  Hrmmm… maybe I can re-do that layer later. I used 3 beautimous Kaisercraft rhinestones in each corner to “anchor” the whole thing.  The chicks are all colored in with watercolor pencils and blended with a blending pen.

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How about a prize? In addition to the fabulous eye candy, our DT has blog candy up for grabs.  So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!!

If you want to win MY prize (hint * which is an UNreleased stamp set * hint) here’s what you gotta do:

Leave a comment and link back to this post on your blog. :)

Your next stop is Kandi Phillips.

~Inky Smiles

Supply List:
Stamps – Chick Chat by Skipping Stones Design
Paper – Imaginesce, CTMH
Inks – CTMH & StazOn, CTMH blending pen
Miscellaneous – Watercolor pencils (Various brands), Kaisercraft rhinestones, adhesives, CTMH paper flowers.

16 comments:

Jeanne said...

This is absolutely fabulous, Erin! Love it! I can see why Brent burst out laughing. It's so funny!

Well done, Erin, very well done!

akagreenhouse said...

When I scrolled down to the card, I starting laughing! So cute!

Beautiful Greetings said...

I love it Erin! It gave me a big smile with morning. What a wonderfully clever idea! Great colors too.

Angela W said...

I adore your card! Great idea to have them hanging upside down!

Laurie Marmon said...

When I scrolled down to see your card, I couldn't help but smile. Great card!

Angel said...

lol, how cute is this?!! love it!

lauracox said...

This is so funny.....love the card!

Sarah said...

OMG!!!!look at this!!! I LOVE it Erin. I busted UP!

Sue D said...

Very funny card--I never would have thought to make them upside down!

Amaryllis said...

awesome card!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

ERIN!!! This is totally fun and beautiful! I love it to pieces!!!!!

Kathie said...

Sooo... Great Erin. OUT of the bOx GREAT <3 you

Carin, priceless child of God said...

Those chickies are too fun!

Stacey Lyn Tippetts said...

So fun Erin! Linked back to your post here: http://staceylyndesigns.blogspot.com/2010/03/check-out-this-chick.html

Barb's Boys said...

That is so dang cute! How creative! I'm not quite sure how to link back to this on my blog, I've tried to add a Skipping Stones button to my blog about 25 times and can't seem to get it to work...guess I'll have to hurry and enter the design sketch...it is such a cute one!

Brandi said...

This is darling!!! Love them... they made me giggle! :)