Saturday, September 29, 2012

Crazy For You

In an uncharacteristic moment in the Crooked household, I did a sketch challenge that's not expired yet. I'm not sure how that happened, but I'm not going to complain!

I just played this week's challenge from Freshly Made Sketches:

and this is what came out:

I've done a blend of old and new here. The old elements are the Basic Grey Cupcake papers and the mystery blue layer (I think it's Brocade Blue) that aaaalmost matches the blue strip from the Cupcake pack. The new new parts are the Lawn Fawn twine* and the Simon Says stamp set I used for the sentiment.

I tried stamping the sentiment in multiple colors, using inks, markers, etc., but none of them looked as good as the Memento Black ink I use for almost everything these days.

The sentiment includes a heart:

which is why I was trying to color the thing with multiple colors, but ... pffth. So I decided black was good, and I'd just put something else on top of it, which I did! I colored one of the Studio Calico veneer hearts with a red Copic marker. Perfect.

For a moment -- a very brief moment -- I considered coloring the loops on that frame, then I came to my senses. WHAT was I thinking!? I'll have to play around with this set some more. It has much potential.

Thanks for stopping by!

* Did you notice the paper has red in it and I used orange twine? I like living on the edge. 


  1. Very cute! Love the background and how you did the sentiment and the twine!!

  2. Hi Leslie! I think you did the perfect thing with the sentiment oval. I love that you added the red heart. Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. this is FANTABULOUS. I love it. that paper with the wonky bicycles on it (is that what they are?!) is awesome!

    The orange twine?? CRAZY ... you're definitely on the edge :) in a good way xx

  4. Adorable. I like the red heart and I;m glad you didn't try to color those loops - that was a close one!

  5. Orange twine? You rebel... ;)

  6. loving the orange twine, and that bicycle paper is to die for...I don't know why I don't have it in my collection - but I should!!! fabulous!

  7. Such a rebel :) Love that paper. Love how you added the red heart too :)

  8. The heart is the perfect addition to your stamped sentiment! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!


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