Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #91-Just Boo-Cause

Here’s my card for this week’s Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge. I’m having so much fun being Mercy’s guest Muse for this month! Take a look at the sketch she's drawn up for this week.

I created a Halloween card using one of the new DoodleFactory Ghoulies from Starving Artistamps. Frankie is colored with Copic markers and cut out. I stamped the head a second time, colored it, and cut it out, then attached it to the image with foam tape.

I made a simple scene for my creature by stamping the Build a Cloud stamp in Rich Razzleberry ink on a matching panel (loving this color for Halloween cards this year!), then adding a grass strip along the bottom. It’s sprayed with Sparkle Shimmer Spitz for a little spooky shine. Chloe the cutie puppy got in my way and got sprayed a little, but she doesn’t look sparkly, fortunately. She’s a big puff-ball, so it would take a lot of spray to make her sparkle—LOL! I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the sentiment on the grass. A pair of silver brads accents it.

I used a pair of coordinating papers for the panel on the left side of the card and to cover most of the card base. I accented the panel along the left side of the card with a strip of black stars. They’re stitched in place for a little contrast.

Don’t miss the info on the latest blog candy contest on the Starving Artistamps blog. Giveaways are going on all month long. And, don’t miss what the rest of Mercy’s Muses have created using this sketch. Here’s where to find them:
Mercy Kerin
Cindy Haffner
Crystal Birr
Jackie Pedro
Jessica Diedrich
Julie Lacey
Pam Speidel
Pam Varnell

Materials Used:
DoodleFactory Ghoulies and Grave Yard Sentiments stamp sets (Starving Artistamps); white cardstock (Taylored Expressions); Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Sparkle Shimmer Spritz (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Rich Razzleberry Classic ink, Rich Razzleberry and Basic Black cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Simply Chartreuse cardstock (Papertrey Ink); designer paper (?); Nestabilities circle dies (Spellbinders); Classic Stars and Grass border punches (Martha Stewart); silver brads (Making Memories); foam tape; sewing machine


  1. lori...this is so stinkin' cute, girl! what a sweet little frankie, and i love your coloring and dp! awesome job on the sketch for this week! you're such a wonderful guest! :)

  2. This is just adorable, Lori!! What a cute image and so perfectly colored! :)

  3. Wow neat! This is a really great site! I am wondering if anyone else has come across something
    similar in the past? Keep up the great work!

  4. Lori, thanks for the great card for the sketch challenge, the halloween got me all inspired. I love this creepy little guy!


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