Oh YES! It’s Friday and boy am I happy about that, although I did have a little scare this morning. While I was still half asleep my husband asked me to put a garbage bag in the can when I got up, as he had taken the garbage out. Well, I panicked! I said, “OH!! What day is it? Is it Wednesday?” He said, “No, it’s Friday and I just want you to put a bag in the can.” The garbage truck comes on Wednesdays and in my sleepy confusion I thought it was Wednesday and I was sooooo disappointed that it wasn’t Friday! Now I’m EXTRA thankful for Friday!
Friday also brings us the OCL Sketch Challenge, and it’s a fab one at that!! You can read all about the rules for the challenge at the OCL Blog and be sure to check out Valerie’s inspiration for the sketch!
I loved the sketch so much I decided to do it twice and give some lovin’ to each cow! My first card I decided to add a few layers and some extra embellishments! The paper for both cards is My Mind’s Eye – Abby Road. One thing I LOVE about sketches is that you can copy them to a T or you can just use them as a starting point – so here, I Stretched the Sketch just a bit! Of course, I used Eyeliner Black Sparkly Fluff for both of the cows – cow spots in my book MUST by sparkly-fluffed! I also used some on the rooster’s comb! I even used some Crafty Sparkles on the second cow’s mouth-full of hay!
For the second card, I stuck to the sketch a bit better. I used buttons instead of the sentiment along the bottom. I also centered the main image on the patterned paper rather than having it hang over the bottom edge. What I REALLY like to do with sketches is to create my card by memory – I look at the sketch, then I go to my table and try to remember the layers and create it – that way I know I’m giving it my own personal style yet still using the sketch as a starting point.
Here’s the sketch – so go out and have fun with it this weekend!