Friday, February 11, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #57 - Skunky Love

Woohoo, it's Inkspirations Challenge time again & this week the Team have a great sketch for you to play with, as well as lots of lovely inspiration to get you motivated.  Make sure you hop on over to the Challenge Site to have a look & play along.

Here is the sketch:-

I have flipped the sketch on its side & created a little bit of skunky love:-

My daughter asked, "why do they put skunks on love themed things - they smell!!!"  LOL.  I actually think this little guy is quite cute. 

The background, including the faux border stitching, & the fussy cut skunk have been taken from the same sheet of heavy designer paper that has been wallowing in my stash for a considerable amount of time.  I have versamark stamped & heat embossed little sketched hearts along the black panel.  Here's a close up including the skunk's glossy nose & heart:-

Now I actually made two cards for this week's challenge.  Here is my first attempt:-

Does anybody else have a crafting adversary?  I certainly do - it's patterned paper!!!  I love how it looks in a full sheet but I tend to run in the other direction rather than use it.  I see so many gorgeous creations that feature beautiful prints, but I tend to stick to rather safe patterns (& only ONE at a time!!)  Anyway, I thought I would challenge (insert *force*) myself to use some prints when I found this gorgeous fruit & vegie paper.  I ended up using 4 prints from 3 different companies but I'm still not convinced I like it.  My daughter thought it was very cute & then asked who had made it.  (Hmmm, does that tell you something about how often I pull out the prints?) 

So, what scares you in your crafting?

It's been great to see so many people playing along in recent challenges, here are the links so you can play along too:-
 The Challenge Site



Card Components: 
Skunk Card
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White
Printed Paper:  Sorry, no markings on the sheet  :(
Stamps:  SU Short & Sweet - sentiment & hearts
Inks:  SU Riding Hood Red, Versamark
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, SU Modern Label Punch, Kaiser Black Pearls, Satin Ribbon, Clear Glaze Pen
Fruit & Veg:
Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Printed Paper:  SU Good Morning Sunshine (retired), October Afternoon Root Cellar & Cosmo Cricket Material Girl Measuring Up
Stamps:  SU Afterthoughts
Inks:  SU Soft Suede
Other:  Twine, Sponges