Monday, November 17, 2008

... Up To Some Inky Antics!

I had a phenomenal time this weekend with my "Tag Team" (LOL!) stamping retreat pals Pam Varnell, Janet Beahm, Donna White-Dropkin, and Ashley Ward. We stamped for hours, laughed non-stop, ate every chance possible, and learned valuable insights....FOUR HOURS, LADIES!!! I absolutely love going away for the weekend, and having a chance to stamp whatever I want whenever I want. I also got an opportunity to catch up on some challenges that I missed while I was preparing to leave for the retreat.

This is my submission for Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try this weekend. I used this adorable Elmer the Elephant stamp from Inky Antics on this particular card with the following colors: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, and Whisper White. I watercolored him, then decided that I wanted to make him a Christmas elephant after I had popped his ears and trunk up using Dimensionals. So I got out "Sock Monkey Accessories", and used the Santa hat and present from the set. The tangerine panel was stamped in Tangerine Tango Classic Ink with the "Canvas" background stamp. The sides of the panel were also pierced using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer. The sentiment from "Many Merry Messages" was stamped in Always Artichoke Craft Ink, then it was embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. The circles on the sides were punched out using the 1" Circle Punch, the 3/4" Circle Punch, and the 1/2" Circle Punch. I attached them to each other in a staggered fashion, then added an Orange Fire Circle Rhinestone Brad to the each one.

Well that's it for today! Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to come back tomorrow to see my Tuesday Sketch Challenge. I will have a surprise up my sleeve, too! Until later...

Stamps: Elephant (Inky Antics), Canvas, Sock Monkey Accessories, Many Merry Messages
Papers: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Watercolor
Inks: Tangerine Tango, Jet Black Staz-On, Going Gray, Always Artichoke (Craft)
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, circle punches, brads, aquapainter, scissors, dimensionals, clear embossing powder, heat gun, stamp-a-ma-jig, image sheet, embossing buddy


Pam Varnell said...

Beautiful, as usual, but even more beautiful in person. Love it!!!

How YOU doing?? LOL!

Anonymous said...

Cute Mercy! Looks like elephant eyes on the side, (except an elephant doesn't have 3 eyes )Ha, Ha !


Anonymous said...

This is darling!! What a great take on the sketch!! :)

jen del muro said...

So pretty! Thanks for playing! Hugs-Jd