Friday, 4 March 2011
Here is my third card for the GDT spot for Kraftin' Kimmies. Only one card to go, whohoo.
I wasn't sure if I would be pleased with these time-crunched cards, but I know I work best under pressure and this was no exception. I just hope I didn't jinx myself now and the last one will be a total trainwreck :)
The challenge for this card was a sketch and I was so pleased that I managed to think outside of the box. These character stamps always come with a smaller stamp, but when I bloghop I seldom see them used. So I wanted to make this one justice especially since it worked so great with the theme and enhanced the gentleman.
I stamped Chester with a brownshaded ink on a piece of white paper and coloured him with promarkers to match the papers. I aligned him so that his cuff was in the middle of a circle and cut out using a nestie. I then stamped the watchstamp several times with the same ink and coloured the same way as the main stamp. I used two shades of distressink to make the background less white and handwrote the numbers. I distressed the edges of the circle and attached it to a bigger circle. I punched a hole in the middle (where his cuff was) and attached a brad with clockhands (a qk die).
I distressed the edges of the patterned papers, punched a decorative corner on the striped piece and attached a brad in every corner. Finally I handwrote the sentiment and attached it and the "clock" with foamtape.
I made this card for my sweetheart. He's going away on a businesstrip to the US for two weeks and I want to sneak it into his bag. Despite how much I'll miss him I know that time does fly (even if it's slow sometimes) and soon he will be with me again. I just hope he's not snooping around here from the workcomputer ;)
Challenges for this card:
Anything goes - distressing
Kraftin' Kimmies - sketch