Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Peachy Keen Challenge #19

Good morning, and WELCOME!! This is my first post in almost a week! I can't believe how time flies. I hope you've enjoyed the celebration of Christmas as much as I have this year. Ours was very calm, and low key, which translated to VERY relaxing. What a wonderful holiday and weekend it has been!!
Today I'm excited to share another Peachy Keen Challenge with you. The challenge this time is a sketch. I LOVE those, and this is a fabulous sketch, indeed!! Hop over to the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog, to check it out, and there, you'll find that Angelica, Emma, Viv, Nikki, Janice, Jacqui, and Kathy will all have some wonderful inspiration for you! You'll have two weeks to play along with our challenge, and of course a chance to win an amazingly generous prize! I can't wait to see whay YOU do with this one!
I've really been wanting to challenge myself to try new techniques, so I jumped right in on the Technique Lovers Challenge over at SCS yesterday. The challenge there was to try the Van Gogh technique. The idea here is to color your images (lightly), then add shading and highlighting by "dotting" darker and lighter colors. Click on the image to get a little closer look, and maybe that will "show" you what I'm trying to describe. I'm from Missouri, which is the Show Me State, so I know what that's all about!! LOL!! This was certainly a challenge for me, and a much different technique than what I usually use. I could definitely use some more practice at this, but it was fun and a learning experience, so it's all good!
I used Peachy Keen Stamps PK-237 Cute Kitties stamp set for this card. They really are cuties, aren't they!?! They worked great for trying this technique, and I can't wait to create many, many great cards and projects with them. I pulled some of this gorgeous K&Co. paper from my stash for this card, and used up some of the brads I've been hoarding. I finished this one off with a bit of faux stitching around the images, and added a few more highlights with my trusy gel pen. A challenge + a new technique + great images = fun...fun...fun!!
FYI -- There's still time to take advantage of the 10% discount at PKS, and heaven knows there LOTS of great stamps to choose from, so you'd better get your order in before that great discount and 2009 are both over!!!
Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I'm blessed by your comments and encouragement! Please check back tomorrow, when I'll have a Stamping Around Challenge card to share. If you would like a sneak peek of the card and challenge, you can find that here. Have a wonderful day, and happy stamping!
Love ya,

16 comments:

kadie said...

So SO CUTE!! I love the panels and the ribbon treatment! Another amazing work of art, Lorie-dear!

Nikki the *scrappinNavyWife* said...

OMGosh!!!! SOOOOOOO COOL!!!! that technique is awesome...what a neat effect it makes...gonna have to give that a try sometime! thanks for the inspiration! oh, and i can't believe i don't have these kitties!!! that is going to have to CHANGE!!! HEHEHEHE

P.S i just LOVED this sketch!!! been wanting to do a "long" card

hugs,nikki

Stampin Mindy said...

This is so cute love those cat images! Great card!

Janice W. said...

I think you did a fantastic job with that technique! I don't think I would be brave enough to try that one, it looks REALLY challenging! Those kitties are just the cutest!!

MiamiKel said...

How purrfectly adorable!! I just saw this on the PKS blog and had to stop in - it's superbly cute! I love, love long card and hope to play along with you! :)

Danni said...

This is just adorable! You did awesome with the technique!

Catherine said...

This is totally cute, Lorie! Love the coloring and I think you did great with this technique! I'll have to give it a try since Vincent is my fave artist hands down.

My Creative Time said...

Wow, your new coloring technique is awesome!!! You are brave!! I'm still working on my coloring, it may take awhile before it's perfected! Well, I love your card & I think it came out beautiful!

Chrissy D said...

Lorie- this is soooo sweet. I love your design!

karen said...

oh this is so adorable!!

Viv said...

Lorie, you took this technique and totally got to grips with it immediately as far as I'm concerned!
You did it brilliantly. Those kittens are adorable.
Hugs Viv xxx

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

Hi Lorie! You never EVER cease to amaze me with your talent! The fact that you are willing to try new techniques says more about you than you know! You are a brave and uplifting spirit that shows in all of your work! I love this card and the new technique is super COOL! It looks textured.. an inspirational card for sure! The layout, colors, paper choices and faux stitching are just perfect as always! Thank you so much for all you do for us! BIG HUGS and loads of love, Happy New Year, too! Kathy

Miss Giebel said...

Hi Lorie,
Oh, I especially love this card. I think the little kitties are adorable and the way you colored them is gorgeous!!

Have a very Happy New Year!!
hugs, Heidi

Alexis Jurkofsky said...

i love the cute lil kitties!

cats whiskers said...

WOW love this style of colouring it looks perfect and I just adore the little Kitties (nearly used them myself).
Hugs Jacqui x

Angelica said...

Lorie, WOW! If you would not have told us this was the first time you've tried this technique, I would have never known! It's adorable, something different, and I just love it!!! What a perfect pair with that pretty paper, you did such an amazing job *again*. :)

Hugs!
Angelica

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