Monday, July 25, 2011

Lily Pad's sketch challenge

I'm a big fan of sketches. And when I saw the latest sketch for the Lily Pad contest, I immediately knew what I was going to do w/it.

My local craft store has many bins w/$1 stamps. I had just stocked up on some bird house stamps from that bin and chose to use them for this sketch. First, I grabbed some craft-colored cardstock and free handed a branch design. Then I used my cuttlebug to put a wood grain on the branch. I wanted to add some depth to it so I used some vintage photo distress ink to add some shading and then punched some leaves to put on the branch. I then stamped the bird houses and used glaze pens to color them in. I figured a little bird should be flying around there, too, so I stamped him in and colored him in w/my glaze pen. Stamped a sentiment also from a $1 stamp. Finally, I added some glossy accents on the entrance to the bird houses and I was done!

If you haven't played around w/a sketch, it's a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by.


  1. So cute, love those bird houses.

  2. This is so sweet!! Love the bird houses!

  3. I love your card! Really interesting take on Lucy's sketch - thanks so much for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!


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