There’s nothing like a quick and easy sketch to get your creative juices going. There’s about seven thousand ways you could go with this week’s sketch from The paper Players. I chose to honor the simplicity of the sketch by going simple. How do you like me now? Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- A Colorful Bird. I’ve been in love with this chubby, little bird since the moment I saw him in the Sale-a-Bration Catalog. The projects created with this bird have been so colorful and so bright that he seems like a mythical bird. The creative side of me says, “Let go of intuition – paint him with as many colors as you want” but the other side of my brain says, “define him, color him as he exists – if such a bird can exist?” Well, from what I can tell from hours and hours of research (well, maybe it was a 2-minute Google search), this bird is a long beak bee eater – check out these images for yourself here – and he comes in a variety of colorful mixes. Woo hoo!
- A Daffodil Delight Base. I don’t normally decide on light-colored card bases. In general, I choose a darker shade so that the image on my card will pop. With this cheery, “happy day” card, I couldn’t resist a Daffodil Delight base. Rules were meant to be broken, right? This card base, paired with this image and this Wild Wasabi-striped paper says, “I’m ready to be happy.”
- Snipping the Beak. I’ve filmed a fun, little video that I’ll be sharing with you tomorrow to show you how I cropped this circle but let his little beak pop over the edge. It might be a new idea to you, or it might be something you’ve done before. If so, I hope it’s a fun reminder of the technique.
Stamp Sets: A Happy Thing, Cheerful Critter Papers: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Blendabilities (Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie, Skin Tone Assortment – Bronze) Accessories: 2″ Circle punch, Circles Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today! Pop over to The Paper Players to see the projects by their Design Team Members and to play along with this fun sketch.
Again, be sure to come back tomorrow to see my fun video about this card. 🙂