Hello Friends!! Today I was thinking about how long it had been since I had participated in any challenges other than my own Design Team challenges. I thought I would head on over to
Simon Says Stamp and Show...and OMG...it has been so long..that they had moved their Challenges all over to one site.
Either way...I found them, and when I saw the Carnival theme for the challenge...I knew the Gecko Galz "Life is a Circus" digital papers would be perfect! I figured since I was playing along with one challenge I thought I would look for another. I thought about a sketch. I can tell you that I really have a lot of fun when I pick out a couple challenges, and then create something specifically for them. Unlike the create something ...then go and look for challenges...lol.
I looked up sketch challenges...and found Tuesday Morning Sketches. The Best thing was...I have about 3 hours left before the challenges close...so....pressure...lol. Of course I got GIMPING...and here is what I came up with.
I stated out with a 5 by 7 inch ivory cardstock base. Inked all my edges with ...get this...not vintage photo like normal...lol..but walnut stain! Figured I better use something a little darker with the papers and theme!
I took the Tuesday Sketch below and pasted it in GIMP.
Then I started creating layers with the different digital papers from Gecko Galz.
The fabby Elephant image is from the Graphic Fairy!
I used Scor Tape and Foam tabs from Really Reasonable Ribbon to adhere all my layers, and create depth.
I also used a button from the Vintage Bonanza Collection tied with Brown Sugar Baker's Twine. I just love the three little peanuts that I used...too cute!
I then used my Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glue and Ultra fine Metal Tip to add some lines of glue to my card. Then I applied the #317 Dew Drop, #349 Garnet, #91 Ornage Crush glitters to my card.
I will be playing in the two challenges below.
Thank you for visiting!!