Sunday, September 6, 2009

Gettin' Sketchy with some Throw Down!


Yep, friends! Today was my day to GET SKETCHY & THROWDOWN! {Acutally, it was my day to clean house and a closet or two... HA HA!} Creatively, I arrived at a place in my travels... where composition and color came together with inspiration, complimentary to several of my favorite challenge destinations... So there {vacuum cleaner!}...! This is what happened...

I got busy with these colors:



Then I did this:



Because I was transfixed with these:



Neopolitan, anyone?




I used my special, custom patterned paper with this:


And THESE! (New Hero Arts Stamps!)


And then, there was... this!


And I was happy! {The house and closets can wait!}

The END!

{Did you ever think I could be so *concise? HA HA!}


Supplies:

C/S - Stampin Up!
Stamps - "Doodle" and "See You Around" Jumbo Wheels for background paper - S/U!
Stamps (continued) All image and sentiment stamps - Hero Arts
Ink - Stampin' Up! & Staz On
Watercolor Wonder Crayons - Stampin' Up!
"Macro Pearl" water color (Used on pink mushroom cap) - Jacquard
Dimensionals - Stampin' Up!
Punches - Stampin' Up! & C/M

*Okay, but I did just want to say, "THANK YOU!" I always appreciate you stopping by! :o)

23 comments:

Barbara said...

You crack me up!!! And I love that card!! I'm so glad you ditched the cleaning and played along with the Throwdown!

Beth said...

Pretty concise, yes. Pretty cute, yes! Pretty hungry for ice cream, yes....thank you very much!

~amy~ said...

Heck yeah, the cleaning can wait!!! I LOVE this and Mmmmmm to Neopolitan!! Thanks for joining us at Get Sketchy!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is so cute! I love the colors and the stamps are just adorable!! I love the mushroom stamps!! I haven't bought any because I don't think I could come up with anything as cute as this with them!!

Krista Driessen said...

How cute !!! I love these little mushrooms !

Kristin Bueter said...

Love how you created your own patterned paper and those mushrooms are FAB! I have a thing for mushrooms for some reason :O) How absolutely adorable!

Deanne K said...

Wow on your paper!! Love the little mushrooms - they are just too cute :D

LeAnne said...

Stamping is always much more fun than cleaning....love the "ice cream" theme you have going on here! Of course, mushroom ice cream is another thing. Did you know (of course you didn't) that I live right next to Kennett Square, the "MUSHROOM CAPITAL OF THE WORLD"? So this card really makes me smile!

Rosemary said...

Awwww, so sweet! Girl you a just slayin' these color and sketch challenges!! Yeehaw!!!! I love it! Me? not so much (sigh!)! Thanks for the inspiration, dear and yes, the vacuum & closets can WAIT!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

what a cute shroom card!

DottyJo said...

Hey you! Love that little 'shroom card so much! When it comes to housework these days I have to bribe myself... vacuum downstairs and you can look at some blogs.... do the laundry and you can make a card etc etc. It seems to work! Great use of the sketch and those colours are a dream. Such a cute stamp set and as always I love the way you have used them. Big hugs to you special girl, Jo x

Courtney Baker said...

Ha ha you're so funny. And you know I'm so glad to see that someone else is using their rollers. I so DO NOT use mine anymore, and found them all the other day when I was organizing. Poor stamps. Love those stamps girl.

Linda aka Oz said...

First off: Why do you think closets have doors! So no one ever knows we haven’t cleaned them out ...duh!
Vacuums were created by men so let them use the dang things!
Ok now, crawling down off my soapbox (well actually more of a soap pumper bottle thingy) I love the card. Your "custom" backgrounds have the absolute perfect amount of whimsy in them required for this particular set of stamps. Yep I am sure that the whimsy percentage is listed on the back of the packaging. How lucky for you that you achieved that perfect percentage without checking the requirements on the packaging first...ummm.
Back on the card, although artichoke and rose make a delicious salad, try avocado and fresh peach next time. ummm yumm!

Your ole (thrilled to be) bloggy friend, Oz

tg said...

Love those colors and what cute stamps! Love those colors too. Also, WTG on the blog refresh, it looks great.

Karen said...

Your MUSHROOMS!!!! ;-> :> They came out sooo cute as did your neopolitan! Soooo.....if this is what happens when you have closets to clean on your 'to do' list, then, by all means keep them on your list for a good while longer as they seem to add a little spark to your already crackling creative fire!! :>

Dana Gustafson said...

Cute 'shrooms sweetie! They are so smiley and fun! THey look like they are doing the mushroom cha cha! Hee hee THat dotty watercolored brown background panel is PERFECT!

Bree said...

This is freakin fantastic.
Thanks for joining us at GETSKETCHY!

Centsational Girl said...

I'm hungry. For ice cream. Right now.

Beeeeeaaaauuuuuutiful as always my love.

Dora said...

Great take on the sketch, love all the images!
thnx for playing!

Craft u Crazy said...

your blog is "FABULOUS", your work is "AMAZING" and your are so "TALENTED".
I love your stuff, its great. I'm from South Africa and like you I love to craft. Please pop over to my blog some time to come and see my work.

kind regards
Adele James
Craft u Crazy
South Africa.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Adorable card!!! Thank you for the sweet comment on my work on the I Am A Scrapaholic blog!

dstandard said...

What adorable work with those yummy stamps!

Peet said...

Totally gorgeous!!!