Sketch #1 Challenge with Anything is Possible

There is a great new group on Facebook called Journey Sketches.  Each week there will be a new sketch challenge that will help inspire creativity.

I just absolutely love the elephant in the Anything is Possible ATS and knew right away that it needed to be the focus of this card.


The Mother Nature Prints made choosing my color combination easy.  I am so excited about the different color possiblities that Fun Stampers Journey provides with the Print packs available for each of the color collections.  Each color collection has the same patterns but feature colors from that collections, so there are countless color options for this card!

I sponged the edges on all of the cardstock used in my first card.  I used Fresh Forest ink on the Fresh Forest Layer, Denim Days ink on the cardbase, inside whip cream panel, both Mother Nature Print pieces, sentiment banner and the Denim Days layer, then River Stone ink was sponged on the circle diecut.  The fusion ink sponges work great for this technique!


I kept the card created in the video cleaner by not sponging the edges of the cardstock.  

As you can see, sponging does create a different look or feel to the card.  I think adding wiggly eyes is a great option, too.  Wiggly eyes are cute and easier then cutting out those small eyes and adding journey glaze.  You can compare the two cards and see the difference in the eyes with and without journey glaze.

Here are all of the papers and dimensions (inches) used for this card:

Denim Days – 4 1/4 by 11 folded at 5 1/2 for the cardbase and 2 3/4 by 4

Fresh Forest – 3 7/8 by 5 1/8

Mother Nature Prints – 3 3/4 by 5 and 2 5/8 by 3 7/8

Whip Cream – 1/2 by 2 1/2, 3 1/4 by 3 1/4 (for circle diecut), 4 by 5 1/4

scraps of River Stone, Denim Days, Fresh Forest and Whip Cream

I had so much fun creating this card for the sketch challenge! 

Would you like to watch the video and see the sketch that inspired this card?

Here is a list of the FSJ supplies used to create the clean and simple card.  If you are interested in purchasing the inks used to sponge the edges, just click on the ink names in this post above.


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