Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Seize the Sketch 18-Nuts About You

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It's time for a new sketch at Seize the Sketch.  This week's sketch is from Jessica and it's a great one!
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Nuts About You-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Sweet Stamp Shop
I used the Cheeky set from Sweet Stamp Shop and a soft color palette for my card.  The squirrel image was colored with gray Copic markers.  I didn't plan on fussy cutting it out and adhering it to a background panel, but my attempt to draw in grass around the image failed, so I had to turn to plan B--LOL!  It's hard to see in the photo, but I added a little white flock to the squirrel's belly for texture.

The squirrel is layered over a pale gray cardfront covered with a pair of patterned papers from a My Mind's Eye paper pad.  I used a narrow strip of darker gray cardstock to hide the seam between the two papers.  The set's "nuts about you" sentiment was stamped on the pink striped paper in gray pigment ink.  I finished the design with a pale pink heart adhered next to the squirrel using foam tape.

Don't miss what the rest of the STS team has created using this sketch.  Here's where to find them:

Amy Tsuruta

Cathie Santie
Jen Mitchell
Jessica Esch
Jessi Fogan
Katie Melhus
Lee Ann Barrett
Lesley Croghan, challenge creator
Lori Tecler--you're here!
Lori Turner
Rose Miller
Sarah Gough
Sherry Eckblad
Tangi Crane, challenge manager
Vicki Dutcher

Materials Used:
Cheeky stamp set (Sweet Stamp Shop); Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Spring Moss and Sweet Blush cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Steel Grey cardstock (My Favorite Things); Silver Fox cardstock (Avery Elle); Chalk Studio-Basics 6x6 paper pad (My Mind's Eye); stitched oval and stitched heart dies (Lil' Inker Designs); white flock (Stampendous); foam tape


  1. Love that little squirrel and your soft color choices.

  2. Squirrel!
    White flocking...adorable!

  3. SO cute and pretty! Love the softness of the colours and your colouring, Lori!

  4. Clean and fabulous! Great coloring too

  5. *Giggle* how cute and fun!

  6. Oh-so sweet! I love the soft colors and the fun mix of paper!

  7. That is too adorable, Lori! LOVE the soft gray squirrel :)

  8. I saw this on Seize the Sketch blog. This is absolutely adorable. I love the soft colors and that image. Check out my DT Call at http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/p/dt-call_14.html
    :) Janis

  9. Your soft and subtle colors and patterns frame that sweet little squirrel perfectly. So cute!

  10. This is so adorable, Lori!! Love that cutie squirrel...WTG!


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