Thursday, January 29, 2009

...Sketch Challenge & Remake Thursday

This is my submission for yesterday's Sketch Challenge # 213 at SCS. I used the new set "Animal Crackers" and the new Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper pack to create this particular card. Since I have created two cards to post today I am going to be very brief in their descriptions, but I will include a supply list for each card at the bottom.

I finally got around to doing another remake card, too! I think I am going to make Thursdays the permanent remake day instead of Wednesdays. As before, I will give a list of all of the changes made below the new and improved card, but the supplies {for the new card only} will be listed at the bottom of the post.

"Vintage - Kids at Play" {circa 2003}
"New & Improved - Kids at Play" {2009}
Changes Made:
  • I added a couple of layers to the card base
  • I pierced the edges of the card base and focal panel
  • I changed the circles from cardstock to Sweet Always Designer Series Paper
  • I popped the focal panel and the image using Dimensionals
  • I stamped and embossed the image on watercolor paper {I also added some wheels to make it look like she was skating}
  • I colored her different colors, but I also colored her using a different medium. The vintage one was colored with markers, and the new one was watercolored
  • I added three brads instead of six eyelets
  • I added a sentiment panel
That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by today, and I will see you all again tomorrow with some more of my new goodies and BLOG CANDY!!! You will NOT want to miss it! Until later...

"Reach for the Stars" Card
Stamps: Animal Crackers
Papers: Summer Sun, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Watercolor, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Inks: Graphite Black Brilliance Ink, Summer Sun Classic Ink, Pacific Point Classic Ink, Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, aquapainter, scissors, dimensionals, old olive button, silver brads, silver cording, embossing buddy, clear embossing powder, heat gun, crystal stickles, punches (curly label, 1-3/8" circle, 1-1/4" circle, photo corner

"Kids at Play" Card {New & Improved version only}
Stamps: Kids at Play, Absolutely Fabulous
Papers: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Watercolor, Sweet Always DSP
Inks: Graphite Black Brilliance Ink, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Basic Gray, Blush Blossom
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, embossing buddy, clear embossing powder, heat gun, dimensionals, aquapainter, scissors, silver brads, white signo gel pen, punches (1-3/4" circle, 1-3/8" circle, 1" circle, 1/4" circle)


Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH - your card for the sketch is SO adorable!!! I love everything about it! Your re-made card is super cute too - great job with that also!

Sprytebyrd said...

Wow! I am in love with that giraffe card! SO much attention to detail! You amaze me every time!
And your remake card is adorable!
Way to go!

Maria Matter said...

Mercy, your sketch card is beautiful! What an adorable giraffe!
I'm lovin' your series on remakes, wow! I wouldn't be able to do a series on my cards...they would look pretty much the same. LOL
But I'm thanks for sharing these!
Blessings, Maria

Jazy Girl said...

I am a newbie to your blog and just love your work? The above cards are so adorable. I like how you created the background for the sentiment using the curly label punch and a circle! I especially like how you do your "re-makes". I always laugh when I pull out old cards I made that I thought were so great at the time.

mudmaven said...

Both of these projects are fantastic! I've been wishy/washy about that new Animal Crackers set but your card is very persuasive! ~chris

Pam Varnell said...

I think the giraffe card is to die for. I just love it!! Great job with the sketch.

Love your remake card too. So, so much better. You da bomb!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

OMGosh...that giraffe is TOO CUTE!! How did I miss this set in the new catty?? Love your remake card too...awesome work!!

Julie said...

I love those remake cards you cute and clever. Love the sketch card too! Love that little giraffe...he's on my next order! :)

Lisa H. said...

eeee! I love that stamp set (the giraffe is my fave!). cute, cute stuff.

Dawn Easton said...

That giraffe is adorable!!! I'm so happy I am getting that DP too! It's fabulous1

Your re-make card is so fun with all those layers!

jean said...


Your animal cracker card
is adorable
great layout


Beedubya said...

Your first card is what I will reference to show all the nay-sayers of Animal Crackers! I love this set and will be adding it to my SAB order and you have just reinforced my decision! You rock and your card rules!