Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Drafts Challenge – January 2014

By Taheerah | 26th January 2014 | 6 Comments

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday!!

Today I’m sharing a card for the latest Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge – woo!!

Today’s challenge is a Designer Drafts challenge, which means we’ll be working from a sketch to jump-start that creativity!

Here’s the sketch for this week’s challenge:

I interpreted the sketch fairly loosely and, using my Nine Lives and Simply Said sets, created this:

What do you think? I love that kitty!

I substituted the circle for a frame and used my Quote Tag die to create a stencil by die cutting some acetate. I then used the different parts of my stencil at different points and blended Distress Inks in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed around my frame on a panel of Pure White cardstock. I reversed the pinks/yellows on the inner part of the frame to represent the different coloured quadrants of the circle. I splattered my card with Perfect Pearls Mist in Perfect Pearl to react with those inks a bit!

I stamped my kitty using Versafine Onyx Black ink and traced around him lightly with a W00 Copic Marker. I then stamped my sentiment as well.

Finally I stamped the meandering paws across the base in place of that line. I loved loosening up the sketch to add my interpretation to it!

As you can see, there are many things you can do with a sketch, so you really need to check out the rest of our Design Team today to see the amazing eye candy they’ve come up with:


Wanna play along? You really should!! All you need to do is create an entry using *any* Paper Smooches stamps/dies and link it up on the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog and you’re in! The challenge runs until 11:59pm PST on Saturday 1st February so you’ve got a little time to play along!! We can’t wait to see what you create!!

That’s it from me for today, but I would love it if you would leave some love before you went on your way! Thanks so much for stopping by!


6 thoughts on “Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Drafts Challenge – January 2014”

  1. Taheerah—- oh my! This is just fabulous! I LOOOOOOVE that you used that die as a stencil- you must be in that Stenciled class! ME TOO! Just need to find time to watch and learn! LOL!

    LOOOOOOOVE the colors- love the splatter- love that cat! AMAMAMAMZING card! My fav part- the paw prints! Great take on this sketch! YOU ROCK!

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