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Friday, July 24, 2015

FFC #98 "It's Sketch Time"~

Hello sweet friends!
Welcome to another Fun~day Friday Challenge!!

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

Our Sponsor this week is:

  The winner will win 1 stamp set and 1 6x6 paper pad from Lawn Fawn!!!!

 So make sure to play along this week~

    Starts: Friday, July 24th 12:00AM
Ends:  Friday, July 31st  6:00PM
(Eastern time)
Here is what I created using this week's sketch.


This week's sketch was super easy and so fun to work with! I started off with an A2 size card base using Bazzill's textured cardstock in vanilla. I knew I wanted this card to be a one layer CAS style card so to give the card base a little bit more texture, I ran just the bottom portion of the card through one of my Anna Griffin's embossing folder's called "Acanthus". It was the border strip embossing folder that came along with the standard folder. Once that was complete, I took out a very well loved and retired paper collection from Lawn Fawn called "Daphne's Closet" and cut a few strips of the pretty patterned papers, cut at 1/2". Then I took out the adorable stamp set, " Critters in the sea" and inked up the adorable whale! I just love all the critters in this set! So cute! So I colored this cutie up using my copic markers, BG70, B32 and B41. I added some dots to give the whale some texture. To finish him up, I added some clear wink of stella for some shimmer and then covered him in glossy accents. Once I positioned him on the card where I wanted him, I stamped the little water splat using my misti tool and added some Tropical Teal sequins from 3 Twenty Crafts. I stamped the sentiment in momento tuxedo black ink also using my misti tool to make sure I lined it up perfectly even with the strip of paper. I really love my misti! It definitely helps with alignment. The sentiment is one of two that come in the Critters in the sea stamp set. At this point my card was finished but I decided to add a bit more wink of stella to the criss cross patterned strips and took my Sakura white gel pen and added a few white dots.  Well my friends this completes my card,
 I hope you like!

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 July 31st by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of August 3rd.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Your card is so absolutely adorable, Jo!! I love the whale!! He looks fabulous covered in glossy accents!! And what a perfect touch adding sequins to the water spout!! The sentiment is perfect!! All of the DT projects are awesome!! Thanks for another fun challenge my friend!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. You know I love sketches! And I love your whale!

  3. What a fun sketch. Can't wait to play with this. Thanks everyone for sharing your wonderful cards.

  4. What a great sketch Jo, I love your take on it! The whale is so cute. The DT has done a great job too. Hugs, Brenda

  5. Jo - so great to have you play again this week. Love your whale and your clever use of the sequins in his spoutage :D TFS

  6. Awesome card Jo! I love the fun whale and the cute little sequins! Such a happy card:) Great take on the sketch!
    I hope to get back to play! Have a great day!
    Sherrie k

  7. I'm a new follower to your blog. Love the inspiration and what a great sketch, I'm so happy to find your challenges and inspiration.

  8. Super DT samples. Thanks for the "sketch" challenge this week. It was fun to play!

  9. Super sketch and great DT inspiration xx

  10. Awesome sketch and such adorable Lawn Fawn cards! Love it! :)

  11. Thank you for the challenge and sketch Jo. Lovely cards by you and the design team.

  12. Great sketch! Your DT samples look amazing! Thank you for the inspiration - I don't have much mojo but this sketch inspired me!


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