Simply Betty Sketch Challenge!

Hey all you challenge fans!  Here's one for you:  the Simply Betty Stamps blog is hosting a sketch challenge that will run through July 29th (11:59pm Eastern time).  That's right... about three weeks, so there is PLENTY of time for you to try this baby out:

And guess what the prize is for winning this challenge?  One lucky winner will get to be a Guest Designer for Simply Betty Stamps in August!  Guest Designer means FREE images to play with... helloooo...  TOTALLY worth trying out the sketch, no?!

As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use Max & Li-Li!  Doesn't Max look like he wants to pet Li-Li?  Surely he wouldn't bite... well... maybe.  Since I printed these digi's prior to sizing them properly, I needed to figure out a way to make it work.  Hellooooooo forced perspective :)  You are my friend.  Doesn't it look like Max is standing in the background with Li-Li up front?  Simply by using a trapezoid instead of a rectangle.  Me likey.

Had I kept the rectangle shape, Li-Li would have appeared to be some crazy huge monstrous kitty... not that it would be a BAD thing :)

And did her eyes not come out freakin' awesome?  And what about her texture?  I know!  Copic blending solution, you are my friend, too :)  A scrap of an old washcloth and some solution, and Li-Li is all textured up.

Digi's:  Max & Li-Li (Simply Betty)
Rubber Stamp:  Spunky Sprite Girls (sentiment- TAC)
Paper:  Cougar white cardstock, Winchester cardstocks (TAC)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo, Palette Burnt Umber
Other:  EK Success & MS border punches, Tim Holtz embossing folder, Scor-bug, Fancy Pants felt border, silver stardust gel pen
Copics:  0, BV20, BV23, E31, E35, E57, E59, V93, V95, V99, YR20, YR23, YR24

Don't forget to pop over to the SBS blog to see what the rest of the SBS Design Team created using the sketch (I can tell you, they are all awesome) and to link up your own creation for a chance to win!


Andrea C said...

looks fantastic, love the perspective, cat looks as if it should be in a straight jacket haha card looks immense x

Amy Kolling said...

Love all the texture and you do great things with border punches!!

DonnaMundinger said...

ADORABLE! Me likey too...LOTS! Great texture and the kitty is the cutest EVER! xxD

Betty Boo! said...

Everything you color up turns to gold woman! Awesome card! Just so clever! I am so lucky to have you on board!!!!


Catherine said...

Really love the texture & colors on this, Barb! And you are GENIUS! Forced perspective? I never would have thought of that, and it totally works!

Amy said...

Very cool card, Barb! Love the forced perspective, great save of the mismatched sizes! Awesome take on the sketch!

Alison said...

D-Lovely! You kick a**!!!