Monday, April 2, 2012


I'm writing this, before I head off to Scotland this afternoon!  I hope it publishes while I'm gone! There's a new sketch challenge over at Sparkle N Sprinkle, and if you participated in last month's challenge you'll need to check to see if you were the lucky winner!  So pop over here, to see the scoop on last month's winner and to get a look at some of the designers' ideas, to get your creative juices going!

Here is the new sketch for April:

SNSSC06 - April 2012

I decided to make a gift card holder out of the sketch.  Here's my take:

I made my own background paper by stamping the sentiment with some of the new Tuscan embossing powders and then distressing with orange and brown distress inks.  After embossing Leo with Teddy Brown embossing powder and distressing the piece, I then bleached him!  Full directions can be found here for my card.

So come on and give it a try this month - you have an entire month to enter!


  1. Your background papers are amazing and a great take on the sketch!

  2. This is a great card. Love all the background and he is too cute with those wiggle eyes.

  3. Shona, an AWESOME card! Such lush colors. I especially like the shading on Leo. You've captured the sketch in such a unique way. Thanks for giving me some ideas so I can give the sketch a shot, too!

  4. Great job on the sketch! I love your card and the google eyes on the lion.

  5. Super all the depth and texture you've created with this cute image, Shona!

  6. What an interesting take on the sketch Shona! Love the distressed colors & I love playing with bleach too! Fun card!

  7. oh wow Shona I LOVE this!!! Lot's of gorgeous texture and great colours too.
    ...and yes, the thistle only comes in digi format unfortunately. It's a perfect image for us Scots too.
    Hope you enjoyed your time here in our cold, wet and windy homeland.
    Anne x

  8. Absolutely FANTASTIC!! Love everything about it! Have a wonderful trip. I want to hear all about it when you return!!


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