Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Makeesha's Sketch and Leah's Colours

Two other very talented stampers whose challenges I like to try and participate in are Makeesha and Leah - some of them certainly make me think. The latest challenges from these girls are a sketch challenge from Makeesha


and colour inspiration from Leah

I didn't even realise this was animated until just now!! The colours Leah suggested were Basic Black, Whisper White, Going Grey and More Mustard plus extras Pink Passion, Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore and/or Yoyo Yellow.

Here's what I came up with for both challenges:


I made this with a special 6 year old boy in mind. I tried to get the whole astronaut crocodile image across, but don't know if it really worked.... The colours are pretty self explanatory; I used Going Grey pastels for the detail of the moon surface. The stars come from In the Stars in the Summer Mini - the white stars are white embossed, and the crocodile is of course from Wild About You. The 'Happy Birthday' rub on is out of A Perfect Day from the retired Spring Mini and the crocodile's helmet was created using the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches.

Happy Birthday Taz!!!

I liked Keesh's sketch so much, I used it to create this card for a crayon resist workshop on Monday night (hi girls!!):

I thought it may be a bit PINK, but the girls loved it! I've kept to the ultimate girly colour combo of Pink Passion and Pixie Pink with Whisper White for a base and Basic Black for accents. I used Sanded background for the card base and crayon resist on the main butterfly from Bold Butterfly, sponging with Pixie Pink (I did try braying but it was way too heavy for this card). The greeting is from Short & Sweet and I used a Pink Passion marker to ink just 'wish'. This was paired with the flower from Bold Butterfly in Pixie Pink. The Flitting By jumbo wheel in Pixie Pink provided the vertical panel and it was all finished with some black grosgrain ribbon and a ribbon slider from Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware.

Keep those challenges coming!!

3 comments:

Leah said...

Thanks for playing Natasha. Your space croc is very cool. My 7 year old will love him. Well done.

Makeesha Byl said...

OH WOW Natasha, both of these are great! That moon croc one is soooo ingenious....talk about thinking outside of the box, that is very creative! I love all that pink (as you can tell by my website) on the second card, and perfect for a class too! As usual it is great to have you play along,.... thanks so much! Love Keesh x

Debbie M said...

Both these cards are gorgeous - the first one is soo just right for a young (or young-at-heart) boy.

Debbie M