Monday, December 28, 2015

I'd Be Lost Without You

In case you missed the news, SugarPea Designs has started a weekly sketch challenge!  New sketches will be posted on a weekly basis along with inspiration from a super talented team.  You'll have all month to play along, so the more sketches you try out, the more chances you have to win a prize.

I'd Be Lost Without You card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea Designs
Here's my take on the current sketch using the Going Places stamp set.  I colored the image using Copic markers.  It doesn't really show in the photo, but I dabbed the jeans with a scrap of towel soaked with some colorless blending solution for a textured look.  And, her goggles are coated with a bit of clear Stardust pen for a sparkly look.  I stamped the set's "I'd be lost without you" sentiment next to the image.

After curving the bottom edges of the image panel and matting it on dark brown cardstock, I adhered it to a kraft card base.  The top of the panel is covered by a strip of red striped patterned paper.  I edged the patterned paper with some narrow contrasting cardstock strips, then wrapped it with some twine before adhering it to the cardfront.  A small aqua heart, cut with a die from the SugarCuts-Heart Journal Card die set, completed the design.

Ready to play along?  The rules are very simple . . .
  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided.
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated 
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS34 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz on the SPD blog.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $75!
  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!

Materials Used:
Going Places stamp set, SugarCuts-Heart Journal Card die (SugarPea Designs); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Aqua Mist and Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Chocolate Chip cardstock, scallop edge border punch (Stampin' Up!); Simple Pinstripe-Red designer paper (Luxe Designs); twine (Hemptique); corner rounder; foam tape


  1. Oh she is perfect! I love the fun colours you chose - a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at SugarPea Designs.

    Deanne :)

  2. Lori, this is just adorable! I love this little adventurer! Your coloring is perfect! So glad you played along with us! XX

  3. This is darling, my friend! Love it!

  4. Hi Lori! Look at the shading on that hair! WOW! Wish I could do that! Super cute!


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