Yep, it's another one of Kim's awesome sketches. And like I've said before, these sketches have truly challenged me. But from every challenging sketch has come a card I've been really happy with. And this sketch is no exception. Here's the sketch:
See, those curved lines just messed with me. My brain wants them to have a purpose, and not just serve as an arbitrary place to change patterned papers or something like that. I need to have a reason to have something shaped like that on my card. Dumb, I know, but that's just how my brain works. So after looking at that sketch for a while, it hit me: those two curvy lines create a shape that looks like a crescent moon. Then I had the perfect idea for this paper yummy:
I used that crescent moon to make a baby card based on the nursery rhyme "Hey, diddle diddle." You know, the part where "the cow jumped over the moon." I free-hand drew the moon, cut it out of the yellow gingham paper, and stitched around the edges. I stamped the cow from the Green Acres set onto white cardstock, masking the legs when I inked it so that I could stamp them at an angle to make it look more like the cow was jumping. After I colored it in, I fussy-cut around it, and boy is that tale skinny! I stuck the back legs and udders behind the moon, and the front legs on top of the moon. I adhered the back of the cow down flat to the card, and used foam tape under his face:
I stamped a star from the Space Cadet set onto the blue patterned paper, and drew in a line to make it "hang" from the moon. I used the Alphadot and Graffiti sets to create my sentiment. I was inspired by this post by Kim Hughes herself where she encouraged us to use stamps in different ways. To create the "Hey", I used the A from Graffiti, but masked off the top part to turn it into an H. The y is a lower case h turned upside down. I ruffled some gingham ribbon and hot-glued it around the edge of the blue paper. I finished off the card with a button and some twine:
I'm really excited to see how other people interpret and use this sketch! You can play along with the challenge here. You have until next Sunday, August 19th at 11:59 PM EST to play along. The winner will receive a $30 credit to the Paper Smooches store!! And don't forget the check out the rest of Team 2's wonderful creations, and give em' some love!
Thanks so much for looking! Now get busy with that sketch! :)
Supplies: cardstock: Core'dinations (kraft) Georgia Pacific (white for stamping); patterned papers: My Mind's Eye; stamps: Paper Smooches; ink: Tsukineko; markers, black pen: Copic; ribbon: American Crafts; button, twine: craft supply; sewing machine: Kenmore; thread: Coats & Clark (yellow), Singer (white)