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Friday, May 15, 2015

FFC #88 "It's Sketch Time"

Hello sweet friends!
Welcome to another Fun~day Friday Challenge!!  I am  excited to let you know that today we have a new sponsor on board to sponsor our Fun~day Friday challenges! Some of you already know this wonderful woman and her sweet, lovely images very well and for some of you who do not, you are in for a treat! Please welcome Sherri Baldy and My Besties Designs to our family of sponsors!

 This week's Challenge:
"It's Sketch Time"
Create a card or layout using
 this week's sketch!

Our Sponsors this week are:

Little Blue Button Stamps
  The winner will win 4 digital stamps of their choice!!!!


The winner will win 3 of 
these Sherri Baldy/My Besties  
digital stamps below, winner chooses which 3 !!!! 

 So make sure to play along this week~

    Starts: Friday, May 15th  12:00AM
  Ends:    Friday, May 22nd 6:00PM
(Eastern time)

Here is what I created for this challenge:
 I decided to use image "IMG530" from Sherri Baldy and she is a cutie! She is holding a sweet basket of flowers and looks like she is all ready for the nice Springtime weather! I decided to color her up using my Inktense colored pencils with a little water and brush and added some wink of stella to her. Once colored, I decided I wanted her to be in a shaker, so a shaker card it is! The polka dot paper is from Recollections and the yellow CS card base is from CTMH.  (Remember, I am now using up everything that I have  been hoarding for years to do my projects). 

 I liked this week's sketch but I wanted to eliminate the strip that goes horizontal behind the main layer. I just didn't think it would go with the card I had in my head and afterall, a sketch is just a starting point to get your mojo going. You can always alter a sketch to fit your project's design and that is what I did. I also took my butterflies and instead of having them going straight up in a symmetrical line, I placed them going up but in a zig zag fluttering motion to kinda show movement. 

The red paper layer and the front panel of the shaker were cut out using Mama Elephant's, Peek a Frame die cuts. The front layer of the shaker was also airbrushed with a few of my yellow and orange copic markers using my Craftwell airbrush system. The front inside panel behind this sweet little girl, was embossed using my wood grain folder and airbrushed. The butterflies were punched from my Elegant Butterfly Punch by Stampin Up and I added a few pearls to their bodies. The cute sentiment at the top is from SU's "You brighten my day" stamp set, inked up with Momento Tuxedo black ink. To finish off the front, I used heart confetti and sequins from 3 Twenty Crafts for the shaker.  I also finished up the inside of the card. The sentiment here on the inside is from the Perfect Pennants stamp set from SU, also inked in momento tuxedo black ink and edges were inked with fresh linen distress ink. I would like to enter this card into the TTCRD Challenge

Now let's see what the FFC Design Team has created for this Challenge:



What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes).Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only. 
You have until May 22nd by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced during the week of May 25th. Have fun, happy creating and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Very bright and colourful and cute card. Thanks fir joining us at TTCRD this week and good luck
    Andrea x

  2. Congratulations on your new sponsor, Jo!! Your card is gorgeous!! I love the sweet image!! How fun you made her a shaker!! Love this my friend!! Thanks for another fun challenge!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. What lovely and fun creations by your Design Team. Love what you did with the Sherri Baldy/My Besties digital images. Fabulous projects. Big Texas Hugs, AntoinetteT

  4. Fun challenge!! Congrats on your new sponsor! Your shaker card is BEAUTIFUL!!
    I am using all of my scraps for the month of May/June.
    Awesome projects DT ladies!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  5. Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards everyone.
    Crafty hugs,


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