Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Having some fun




I don't have anymore birthday parties to plan or other obligations right now so I finally got to sit down and just play. I love doing Beate's weekend sketches. This is my take on her latest.

I dusted off my Zoofari stamp set. I did some masking to make the animal bunch. I watercolored them with my ink pads and aquapainter on watercolor paper. The paper makes all the difference. I used Basic Gray, Basic Black, Close to Cocoa and Blue Bayou cardstock. The greeting and the little cupcake are from the set Short and Sweet. I just love this set! It comes with some great everyday greetings in cursive and little mini stamps that coordinate with the sayings. You can find it on page 146 of the Spring/Summer catalog.

13 comments:

Gwen said...

so so cute! great job on the sketch! those colors are perfect for that card.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Wow, that animal bunch is fantastic! I really need to try masking sometime! I love the soft color you achieved on the painting part of it. The scallop circle with the sentiment is adorable! Love it!

beate said...

Your card is sooo cute, Kathleen! Your animal parade reminds me of the movie Ice Age.
Hugs and smiles

Marilyn said...

Amazing job with the masking of the animals - what a fun looking card - and your soft coloring is perfect too - love the overall layout and design of this card!!

Janine said...

Wjat a great card!!! Love that herd of animals... Nicely done!

Maria said...

oOH WOW! I love your card! It's FABULOUS! Did you know I bought this stamp a long, long time ago and have never used it. Your card inspired me to pull the set out and actually use it!

Maria

Catherine said...

This is too cute! Don't you just love Beate's sketches =)

Savitri said...

Oh wow, that's so cool!!! I have no patience for masking. You did an awesome, awesome job! Love your take on the sketch too!

Kim said...

Great card! Looks like a party at the zooQ

Alexandra said...

This is totally adorable Kathleen - I love how you masked all those animal images, too too cute! Wonderful sketch card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Lauren said...

This is so cute and sweet! The cupcake addition is the best. Great work!

Rose Ann said...

OMgosh...this is waaaay too cute,!! I love how you stamped those animals together like that!! :D

Joan and Amy said...

This is too cute. I love all these animals together...and of course...the cupcakes! Joan