Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Stamps and Smiles Sketch Challenge 2

Today Stamps and Smiles is previewing the upcoming release of the Mama Bunny Loves You stamp set. This is such a cute set with lots of design possibilities.

Now through Thursday February 26, there will be a new sketch challenge for Stamps and Smiles. This is the second of four sketches. You have until Friday February 27 at 7:00 pm Central time to upload your cards to SCS using the keyword SASSC2.

One random entry from each of the daily challenges will win the stamp set releasing that day. Also one random entry who completes all 4 challenges will win the entire release - a $75 value. Please have your card uploaded to SCS by Friday February 27 at 7pm. The winners will be announced on Monday, March 2 on the Stamps and Smiles blog.

Remember please include SASSC2 in the keywords on SCS.

For my sketch challenge card, I stamped the three eggs, masked them and then added Mama Bunny behind, of course on Cryogen white with Memento black ink.

Here are the Copics I used:
Bunny - E50, E51
Inner Ears - RV00
Shirt - BV01
Apron - V15
Icing - RV00
Cupcake - E13
Eggs - G40, BV04, Y32, RV02, RV34

For the background, I colored it with Y32 and then swirled my blender pen to break up the color.

I used my Spellbinders Tag die for the saying, airbrushing RV02 before removing it from the die. The lace is a Martha Stewart border punch. The DP is from Pebbles Inc. As a final step I added various Stickles to the eggs for some added bling. Finished size is 5 3/4" square.

For this next project, I decided I wanted to make an Easter Basket. I started with my largest Spellbinders Oval Nestabilites. Once I had the front and the back made, I just cut a rectangle, angled the sides and adhered it to the ovals to create the basket. Be sure to click on the photo to see it in a larger size, Mama bunny is just adorable.

Of course I stamped Mama Bunny and baby bunny on Cryogen paper with Memento Rich Cocoa, coloring with the following Copics:
Mama - E41, E42
Baby - E42, E43
Cheeks and ears - R20
Blouse - G20
Cuffs and collar - G21
Apron - B00, B02
Icing - RV02, RV04
Cupcake - E42, E43

I used B04 and RV04 to airbrush the flowers to match and also to color the ribbon.

For the handle, I used my Martha Stewart Lace border punch, then layered some DP down the center. I attached it with brads to the basket.

The DP is from Imaginesce. The stripes are the reverse side of the dotted paper. The flowers are from Prima.

The great thing about this stamp set is all the possibilities. You can have Mama holding the baby as I have shown, or she can hold an egg or the carrots or the basket. How fun is that and how creative.

Please take a moment to visit the other members of the Design Team to see what they have created with this stamp set.

Cindy Haffner
Lynda Benden
Vivienne Holden
Lori Boyd
Mercy Kerin
Jennifer Meyer
Jackie Pedro
Suzy Tyler
Pam Vernell
Jodi Collins - Guest Designer
Jeanne Streiff - Guest Designer

And be sure to stop by tomorrow for another preview of a great new release from Stamps and Smiles and a new sketch challenge. Here is a sneak peek of what you will find tomorrow.


Viv said...

Fabulous! Just fabulous! You are SO clever Sandy!
Viv xxx

StampinCathy said...

WoW this is some amazing projects you created with this set. Beautiful projects with this set.

Mercy said...

sandy...these are wondermous! love the color combos on all of them, and you can color like it's nobody's business! LOL! awesome job, lady!

Pam Varnell said...

OMG Sandy, you have blown me away. Your card is awesome but the Easter baskets are just too precious!! Makes me want to reach right in the computer and take them. LOL Great job!!!

Norine said...

love your basket that is so creative

Cindy Haffner said...

Sandy you rock, love your samples.

Jennifer Meyer said...

ADORABLE!!! OMG Sandy your card and projecst are beautiful and super creative!! I LOVE the egg basket, and the beautiful colors. Mama bunny is so sweet and your coloring is AWESOME!!

Have fun today,
Jennifer :)

Lynda Benden said...

Oh my gosh Sandy, both samples are awesome! I really like your basket, what a great idea! The scalloped handle is darling!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOW! These are BEAUTIFUL Sandy! That basket is breathtaking!!!

Char in So Cal said...

That Easter Basket is the cutest thing I have ever seen!! WOWZA! Also, I liked the way you used the Easter eggs on the first creation. Super cute stuff you got going on with the new stamp sets!

Char in So Cal

Sandy Knecht said...

Very nice Sandy. You are getting so good at this type of creating. It's still strange to see you do anything other than scenic stamping.

Jackie Pedro said...

Your card is darling, Sandy, but I am in love with that basket!! I'm definitely going to try that!!!!