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Friday, July 18, 2014

Dotty Wanna Sketch!

I woke up this morning with what I thought would be a great idea for Lisa Arana's latest Wanna Sketch challenge... and when I checked, there were even several hours left to be able to join! ;) Here is the sketch:


And here is my relatively faithful take on it:


I used the "rock & roll" technique on that chubby kitty, inking him first in light orange before rocking and rolling a darker orange around the edges. He and the sentiment are grounded with a simple marker line. Note the stripes on cat and twine; dots on two different papers. So balanced. :D I'm going to enter this into Simon Says Stamp's current Spots and Dots challenge, as well. 
And I just couldn't bear to drag myself to my usual photography spot in the basement, so I took my photo in the beautiful sunshine on our deck -- which is also where I made this card. Gotta love summer! 

Supplies: white cardstock, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly a Kite patterned papers, Paper Smooches Feline Friends stamps, Memento cantelope & tangelo & Versafine onyx black inks, black Sharpie, Twinery marigold twine 

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11 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

So fun and cute! I adore the pattern paper that you chose, Lindsey! They are perfect with the cute kitty image! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Lisa Arana said...

You do like to come down to the wire don't you. Living on the edge!!! Haha. This kitty card is fan-friggin-tastic! I love all the playful patterns with that perfect sentiment. Thanks for being inspired by wanna sketch dear!!!

Heather G said...

I LOVE this card. Love the sentiment. I cracked up. Glad you're having nice weather. My card would melt before I could photograph it outside down here. Too hot and humid.

Chris D. said...

Love love love this card, Lindsey! Great rock and roll technique on the kitty, and that sentiment is too funny!

Karen Conner said...

Lindsey-this is the cutest card ever! Love that kitten sentiment. Great one!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Love the fun in this card! The happy-making colors, the funny cat and, of course, the super sentiment that you used! Love it!!
Hugs, Wendy

Leslie Hanna said...

What a fun card! LOVE that kitty, and the way you pulled off two polka dot papers on the same card.

Jessi Fogan said...

Are you kitten me? I love this card! The rock & roll on the kitty is perfect, and those DOTS! I'm going to need that stamp set too. Dang.

Angela said...

Lindsey, this is PRICELESS! All the dots, the kitten and the sentiment are fantastic!

peggy elms said...

Hey Lindsey,

You still cardmaking/rocking! I love your cool colors and big polka dots stripe. So fun to visit your blog. I don't often visit, but still, I love it. hugsxo Peggy

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful colours, Linds! I love how the kitty looks in two shades of orange!