Saturday, August 7, 2010


Happy Saturday, Stampers! For my Saturday Sketch I picked the sketch challenge # 283 from SCS.

I love the toucan and decided to use that stamp again. I didn't want the bird floating in nothingness so I drew in branches and leaves and then sponged in some old artichoke to fill in the background. From this comes my tip for the day, draw in other elements to add to the image as necessary. Don't tell me you can't draw. You have such talent in your fingers and hands, just look at the wonderful creations you make! You can do it!

I decided to color the bird blue instead of green to match the pretty basic grey papers. Finally, I used the cuttlebug folders on the blue and brown panel.

Stamp: Toucan

Paper: Basic Grey Cardamon and blue, Lime Rickey Rob Roy, Orange Coordinations

Copics: E49,77,57; Y17,38; B24; YG93

Accessories: flower sticker, argyle folder, happy birthday folder


  1. That's so cute, Karen. I love the did a great job! And, is the Happy Birthday cut out of that HB Cutlebug folder?? Cute and great idea!

  2. I love that embossing folder! And the stuff you drew? Okay, I don't want you to get made at me, so I won't say I can't draw! :)

  3. I can't draw either...but I just might give it a whirl after seeing your cool branches for Mr. Toucan!! Maybe I too can draw a branch...hee!