Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Sketch Challenge #54

So here's a new one for you: I am now a member of the Friday Sketch Challenge DT. I know--it surprised me, too! But there you have it; and I am very happy to be part of this group!

This fortnight's challenge is sponsored by Stamp Fairy.  

They are offering one lucky winner a $10 Gift Certificate.

The sketch this fortnight looks a little like this:

And, of course, I modified the sketch a bit--I rotated it 90 degrees. But if you turn your head sideways, I think you can see the original sketch. Just don't hurt yourself.

I requested this cutie-pie image, Stamp Fairy Molly Winter 2-1, to color. I printed her on MICBC and used the following Copics and Twin Touch Brush markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E18
Sweater/Skirt/Headband: TTGY48, TTGY163
Boots/Scarf/Sled: G12, G16, G19
Sled Runner: T0, T1, T2

I added Wink of Stella Brush Clear to the sled runner and Star Dust Stickles to the ground. 

My DP is from the Crate Paper Sleigh Ride collection; it was paired with Stampin' Up CS. The mini ticket sentiment is from the Whimsy Holiday Mini Tickets set, and was die-cut with a Whimsy Mini Ticket die. The banner sentiment is from the SU Teeny Tiny Wishes set, and was die-cut using the LaLa Land Crafts Folding Banner die. I added a bit of Washi tape and a Me & My Big Ideas icon. My other die cuts were made using the following dies:

Spellbinders Grand Circles
Memory Box Snowflake Corner
Memory Box Country Landscape
Memory box Country Landscape
My Favorite Things Cloud Trio

And that wraps it up for my first card for the Friday Sketch Challenge DT. Do check out the other takes on this sketch by my talented teammates! And please join us for this challenge.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are, and whatever you do. I will suffer more Fantasy Football losses if last night's results were any indication. I honestly have no idea why I persist in playing this year after year. It takes far too much time to figure out moves each week, and causes far too much stress and anguish. I think life is too short, don't you? If only I lived near the ocean, so I could go snorkeling every weekend instead. That sounds like a much better alternative. Perhaps I shall move. Perhaps not. More than likely not. But a girl old lady can dream, can't she?


  1. Congrats on the new DT they are lucky to have such a talented person as yourself! Your card is adorable. Again you have such beautiful die cuts that I have never seen before. Love the color of your card.

  2. Such a gorgeous little snow scene Penny. Love the greens and the rolling hills at the top. I have got some bad news, the penguins are still awaiting the annual sardine rush. Wishing you a fab weekend.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. Congrats on your new DT place Penny. Your card is gorgeous. I love the cute image, fabulous colouring and beautiful detailing too.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. Congrats on your new DT, Penny! Your first card is awesome! Loving the colors and diecuts and darling image! Fantastic coloring!

  5. Congrats Penny! I love the colors you used on this one. Love your fantastic design, and love your card. It is beautifully colored and designed.

  6. so so pretty, love the colors and little scene

  7. Congratulations! They are lucky to have you on their team! Your card is amazing! You are so skilled at mixing die cuts to create interesting scenes for your fabulously colored images!

  8. Wow. This is really gorgeous, Penny. I love the colours and how beautifully you coloured the little girl.

  9. This is soo cute penny!, love the image and the scene!!
    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, I really appreciate it!!

  10. I love what you have done with the sketch. Your stamp fairy image is so darling and love your winter scene. The choice of colors and your coloring is wonderful. Love all your die cuts. You sound like my sons on Fantasy Football. Have a good week.
    Hugs, Pat

  11. Penny I am so sorry to hear about hubby's op, but with you being his wonderful nurse I am sure the recovery will go well. I am so pleased you got the image you won.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  12. Wonderful card Penny, I love all the details :o)

  13. Congrats on your new DT- love your card- so sweet- love the colors- and the cute way you used the die! Hahaha I do not have a clue about football, and I get such a charge out of you playing- how fun!

  14. Congrats on the new DT and what a fabulous way to begin!! Great colouring and a lovely colour palette too - a pretty little scene :)
    Sorry about the FF - there's always the next one...........

  15. Penny, congrats to you on your new DT position! What a totally gorgeous scene you have created - love your coloring and your color palette!

  16. Congrats on your new gig! They're lucky to have you.

    Great take on the sketch. That image is adorable and beautifully colored. I love the little scene you created in the circle.

    I also love the little village. I never could envision how it could be used effectively. Until now... Bad, bad enabler!


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