Thursday, April 30, 2009

A sketch, a sample, and a no-inky fingers solution!

Hi everyone, we are almost to the weekend! Woohoo! Thank you for your concerns and well wishes. I'm doing fine, just crabby. haha! I just want to elevate it, watch a good movie and eat bon bons, but for 6 different reasons (in my sidebar ;)) I am actually doing it more good making sure it stays limber. Okay, I've been blabbing too much lately. You know I have! So I will let the pics do more of the talking. ;)

It's Thursday! Which means a new challenge over at The Digi Shack. Mandy has come up with this awesome sketch. Seriously, I can think of a gazillion possibilities with this:

Isn't it great? It's her first sketch! I look forward to many more from her as she is our official Challenge Coconut.
Here's my take on it:

The image is from The Digi Shack, of course. Isn't this baby so sweet? I love the expression on his face! I just randomly cut out the flames, I didn't want them too severe as he is still pretty innocent. I found this great corner punch and thought it looked dungeon-y. ;) The sentiment is by SU and the background was done with the swirl CB folder. I want you to try this sketch! The DT has some amazing samples - click HERE to see them all. Upload it into SCS' gallery under TDSC03, and leave a comment on the main blog HERE so we can all ooh and ahhh over yours.

And finally, a quick tip to avoid inky fingers when you're sponging.
See this pink guy? It's just a chip bag holder. That's my dirty sponge next to it. I am so cheap that I cut the SU ones down into 8 wedges and use every possible side before I wash it out and try to ink it up again. lol! And here's what I do when I need to ink edges, make clouds, or sponge around an image:No more inky fingers! I was notorious for smudging an image or a card before I started doing this. You can also use a clothespin, binder clip, anything that will hold a sponge while giving you a good grip. Now I know this qualifies for a Get-Oh Fabulous Friday post, but there was NO WAY I could add it on to tomorrow's surprise! So enjoy your Thursday, then come back over here tomorrow, you'll be part of history. LOL!
*Love and Aloha*

17 comments:

Melissa Craig said...

Great card Joni! I have him, I just haven't played with him yet.

Dee said...

Joni he is soooooooo adorbale!!!! I love his eyes too :) Remonds me of the kitty stare from Shrek (hehehehe). What an awesome idea about the clip. I always have inky fingers! hmmm also a great idea to go in eights with the sponge versus fourths ...that's just being down right GENUIS!!! lol :)

PaperCrafty said...

Joni~he is adorable...love your card!

Great tip! I need to go kidnap a clip from the kitchen...lol

Jacilynn said...

Joni, I love the flames!!! Your card turned out soooo great! And thanks for the sponging tip. I swear i look like a 5 year old finishing an art project when I'm done sponging. lol

Dee said...

PS ...stop by my blog and read my post for today if you can :)

CRYSTAL said...

You out did yourself girl...you're on FIRE!!!! bwahahahahaha... love the flames, that makes the card. Dragon is super cute and great job coloring him too. Great tip too, i always end up smudging something, or have ink on my face...LOL Hugggsss!!! and sit down already!!!! LOL

Liann said...

Love that dragon and with the flames too cool..take care...

Maria said...

Hey Joni!! I chat a lot on my blog too! I love when bloggers chit-chat a lot! I'm sorry about whatever you've been going through. Hope is all better!

Love your card. . it's adorable!! Okay that dragon is so darn cute. . makes me want to cuddle him! LOL! Lovely job coloring the image and your use of such pretty colors!!

Thanks for the sponge tip! Great idea!

Maria

Becky said...

This is an adorable image and love how you designed your card. Great tip.

Marilyn said...

Awesome card, Joni! Love the flames and your coloring!

Ann said...

Great card, Joni, and such a fun sketch! TFS the sponge tip...I'm cheap like that, too. ;)

Angie said...

Great idea for the sponge Joni! I love your card too. That is an adorable little dragon and you did a great job with the flames. I'll be back later to see your Fabulous Friday post! Feel better soon.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Cute dragon!! I love how you made the stripes like flames!! Love this!!

Scrubbysue said...

Cute card and great tip joni! thanks so much!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card!!

mamia said...

Oh, this is darling!

Gael said...

Love the flames, Joni, and the dungeony background. Perfect for this cute little guy!