Thursday, 6 February 2020

Souper Cool

Hi and welcome to another challenge from the team at Freshly Made SketchesJen Mitchell is this week's hostess and here is her sketch:
For some reason I really struggled with Jen's sketch - nothing wrong with the sketch, it was the card-maker who wasn't in the zone!  In the end, I went through my stamp sets looking for pre-coloured images that I could use and came up with this card - not a favourite but it'll do.

I think I've mentioned here on my blog that since losing my son in June, I've really struggled with both card-making and coloring - both of these things should be therapeutic but my mind just can't focus for long enough to make it enjoyable.  I tried doing some Copic coloring over the Christmas break and gave up after an hour or so.  I truly hope that one day the pleasure I got from card-making and coloring will come back and I can enjoy it again.  So, in my desire for a colored image, I found one that I colored way back when this stamp set first came out.

Because this was colored so long ago, I can't tell you what Copics I used, sorry.  For the square panel, I clear embossed some of the smaller images from the set and quickly colored them with a cream Prismacolor pencil before die-cutting with an embossed edge die.  I die-cut another panel from Banana Split cardstock to match the image and offset that behind the Blueberry panel.

I gave the chef a sentiment to stand on to ground him somewhat.

Thanks for visiting.  Please check out the wonderful cards made by the rest of the design team.

Products used:

Stamps:  Recipe for Happiness (MFT)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark, Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
Cardstock:  White, Blueberry, Banana Split (MFT), X-Press It
Dies:  Recipe for Happiness (MFT), Embossed Edge Squares (Kat Scrappiness)
Accessories:  Copics, Prismacolor Pencil, Clear EP



I Card Everyone said...

I love that Chef, Karren! So happy he stepped out of the pantry to help you create this delectable card!

Jen Brum said...

This is such a great card Karren! I just love your chef! He's perfectly coloured!! I need you to get your colouring mojo back so that when I come for a visit you can teach me!!! Hugs to you my friend!!

Dawn T said...

how adorable Karren. Great card.

Barb Ghig said...

I'm so glad you had this cute little chef tucked away in your've colored him perfectly, Karren! I love how you created the embossed panel, and how you added a pop of color with yellow accents! Such a cute card and fabulous take on the sketch!

I hope your ability to concentrate while coloring returns're so good at it :) Meanwhile, I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers ~ Hugs, Barb xx

Judy Rozema said...

This is the cutest! I love that little chef!!

Linda Callahan said...

Wish I could find such a cute guy in my stash! Adorable card! Sending big hugs to you!

Nora Noll said...

What a great card!! I LOVE this little guy and your color choices are fabulous!! Sending you some hugs!!

Jen Timko said...

Glad you found this fellow in your unused stash. He is perfect for the sketch. I so wish that coloring would bring you some peace but I suspect it is that quiet of coloring that is so hard. You are in my thoughts all the time. Hugs!