Monday, May 16, 2016

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #35

Good Morning everybody.  I am here today with a new (or new to me) Sketch Challenge.  It is from Taylored Expressions and here is the sketch.

I am not sure what the Tic-Tac-Toe is about so I am sticking with the sketch.  Here is my interpretation of the sketch.

I used a new set from Taylored Expressions called Crafty Grumplings.  I was fortunate enough to take a class that Taylor taught at my local craft store called Busy Scrappin'. If you are local to the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area you should check them out.   We made 4 cards and we able to shop at a "trunk" show.  Where they brought items we were using in class plus some goodies from the May release.  Which is where this set is from .  I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I colored the Penguin with Smoky Slate marker from Stampin' UP! and then used Basic Gray on his belly.  I used Tangelo Twist for his beak and feet.  I colored the glitter with Elegant Eggplant and then used my Spectrum Noir clear Sparkle pen to make it shine.  All the products I used are from Taylored Expressions.  The patterned paper is from the Hello Happiness 6x6 paper pack.  The card base is Cookie Monster and the other solid is Lollipop.  How can you not LOVE the names of the colors.  I used the sentiment which also comes in the set.  I took my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen and went over the card stock and then stamped my sentiment.  I punched it out with my 1 1/2 inch circle punch and punched the image out with my 1 3/4 inch circle punch both of which are from Stampin' UP!  I adhered the two circles with pop dots.  The final touch was I colored a piece of white card stock with my Elegant Eggplant marker and went over it with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen and then used another SU punch and made little stars.  I randomly adhered them down so it looked a little like they were coming from the jar he is holding.  I am going to feature this set this week because there are some really good images and sentiments in this.  I saw it and had to have.  I also purchased the matching dies, however, my Big Shot is in the "craft hospital" hopefully being repaired so I am with a die cut machine right now.  I am going to try and link the main things I used from Taylored Expressions.  You should hope over to the blog and check out the challenge.  They offer a prize and they don't require that you use TE products but of course the prize is a little bigger if you do.  Thanks for stopping by.

Premium Cardstock - Cookie Monster  Premium Cardstock - Lollipop  TE 6x6 Paper Pack - Hello Happiness
Crafty Grumplings Stamp & Die Set