Monday, April 16, 2012

Paper Smooches: Sparks Challenge

I don't think I have ever played in one of the Sparks Challenges that Kim puts together, and I have no idea why I decided to play with this one because to be honest, this inspiration photo totally sent me for a spin as my mind tried to think through it logically - and all that my uncreative brain could see was words and the colour orange and blue!

Now I have to add that Kim is very nice about her challenges and always gives you a lot of prompts, long lists of what it triggered for her!  If only my brain could work like hers there would be much less stress in my craft room.

Ok, so now that I got all of that off my chest, here is my card which I have to say I think is cute! But that's got nothing to do with my abilities, more to do with Kim's creative abilities when it comes to drawing images!


Surely everyone must find this guy to be a really cute gnome!

I used PTI cardstock to make my card, shaping it with a Spellbinders die.  The background panel was stamped in Soft Pool ink from Hero Arts using a stamp from Paper Smooches called "Potpourri".  The sentiment is from "Sentiment Sampler" and the gnome is from "Forest Whimsy".  I coloured that funny guy with copics.

I think I'll keep this one until October for my Brother in-laws birthday!  Not that he looks anything like that but I think he will get a kick out of it!

Thank you for visiting and I have to say that I am very touched by my new followers, thank you for taking the time to come and visit me!  Wishing you all a wonderful day!

15 comments:

Elizabeth Allan said...

Gnome doubt about it - this is CUTE!!

Maureen Morton said...

You make me laugh right out loud, Brenda - I feel the same way! Kim does a great job of prompting, but I've been thinking about this challenge and my brain is spinning! You got it, though - a perfect take and a darling card! Love how you colored the funny guy.....a winner in my book! Love it.

sheila said...

ah...this little guy is ca-ute! I think you totally rocked this challenge!

Lisa said...

This one gave me a big smile today Brenda..he is cute! Love your diamond background and fun shaped card!

CinnamonSally said...

Such a cute card Brenda, and a perfect one for the challenge!!

Lin said...

I'm with you, Brenda, sometimes I have to be knocked over the head before anything will come to me......that being said, I think you did a fantastic job with this challenge! Love how it turned out!

Lisa said...

You already know that I think this guy could not be any cuter, but I love the way you colored him too :)
I'm with you- this challenge totally threw me for a loop!

Barb said...

That's one of the things I love about you, Brenda - you're never afraid to try anything! I adore what you've come up with for this challenge! Darling card - love the background and your fabulous coloring! :)

Kimberly said...

Brenda - I hear you about this inspiration photo - it was a little difficult and I had kinda given up and resigned myself to just sit this one out. I just love (and envy) the way that Kim just throws out a list of all the things that might inspire you, and even gives a list of stamps that might work well for the challenge. I think your card turned out really cute. Gotta love that gnome! I did finally get some inspiration and joined in on the challenge too!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Brenda, this is adorable!!! Love the shape and your coloring and that sweet argyle paper!!!

Dawn said...

I think you have done a superb job from the inspirational photo Brenda. It really is a cute card.

Michelle said...

Isn't he cute! Certainly makes me chuckle!

Rosemary said...

holey cannoli!!! this is absolutely adorable, brenda!!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so cute, Brenda! Fabulous choice of colours and background!

walchowDesign said...

Cute card and your coloring is great!