Sunday, February 24, 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS Picture Perfect

Today is the beginning of a new challenge over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge blog!  This week's challenge is called Picture Perfect, to use the following picture as inspiration for a card.  
 I stuck pretty closely to the photo for my layout and had so much fun putting this together.  I chose a patterned paper that was a little on the bright side, so I added a vellum panel to soften it.  A washi border strip grounded my images and provided them with a "table"! :)  I paper pieced these fun coffee cups, steam, and coffee from Paper Smooches' Hot Concoctions and Cyber Cafe stamp sets and created my sentiment using the Alphadot set.  The mustache on the guy mug is from the Hot Concoctions set and I added wiggle eyes to finish him.  My gal mug just had to have a face too, so I added lips and eyes from the Swanky Snowdudes set and just used a fine marker to add eyelashes.  I just loved the soft border around the inspiration photo, so I added my own dotted scallop border using a fine marker.  Love it! :) 
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my project!  I hope you take the time to visit the SPARKS Challenge blog and submit your own creation! :)

To see what the other Paper Smooches SPARKS Design Team created for this challenge, please go check out their blogs:


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Drafts

Today I'm sharing my creation for the Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Draft challenge!  This sketch is such a great one, I had so much fun with this card!
Here's my creation just in time for Valentine's Day! :)  This super cute fox is from the Chilly Chums set, the sentiment was created using the Alphadot set, and the heart is from the Woofers and Tweeters set.  I did stamp kissing on the dotted heart using one of the dotted stamps from the Alphadot set.  Such a fun and easy technique!!  I colored my image using copics and added glossy accents to the little nose and the hearts.  I have trouble making cards that don't use glossy, it adds SO much dimension! The fun embossed background was made using a new Cuttlebug embossing folder, and I used patterned papers from Pebbles and October Afternoon.  I just love mixing patterns and colors, it's such a fun part of papercrafting! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and be sure to check out the SPARKS blog for challenge details! We'd love for you to share your creations with us! :)

For lots more creative inspiration using this fun sketch, 
please visit the other SPARKS Design Team member's blogs!