Sunday, July 26, 2015

Be Silly–SSSC #279


Hi, everyone, it’s time for a new Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Love this sketch—it’s a circle so of course I had to do a shaker card ;-)


I started with a Grout Gray card stock base, then cut LJD Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Die-namics in a Sweet Tooth card stock panel. Next I stamped the image from PI Clowning Around on Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 110lb with Black Licorice hybrid ink and colored it up with Copic markers. I was almost done when disaster struck…

…that moment with your heart sinks to your feet. I opened a Copic marker that was obviously over-filled and a huge drop fell on my image.


If it *HAD* to happen, I guess this was the best scenario because it was fixable. Another millimeter lower and I’d have had to start over. As it was, I redid the hat and paper pieced it on top of the original and you can’t tell anything ever happened. Whew! Disaster narrowly averted!


So, when that was done, I finished my shaker element and carried on. The sentiment is from the set and was stamped on Black Licorice card stock with Versamark and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, then popped up on foam mounting tape. The balloons are from BB Birthday Bears, were also colored with Copic markers and popped up on foam, as well.

And that’s it! We’d love to see you playing along at the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by today—see you soon!

1CAS Supplies2_thumb1

PI Clowning Around, BB Birthday Bears (MFT)
Black Licorice hybrid ink, Versamark (MFT)
Grout Gray card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock, heat resistant acetate (MFT); Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 110lb
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
BB Birthday Bears Die-namics, Blueprints 23 Die-namics, LJD Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Die-namics, foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Pretty Pink Posh sequins (MFT); Copic markers, heat tool



  1. Darling card. Thanks for sharing your marker mishap. Scary moment but glad it was an easy fix.

  2. Holy man--these are the moments you hold your breath!! :) how awesome that it fell on the hat!! Phew!! Well played. And your coloring is always mind blowing. :)

  3. Wow those things happen to even you! :) Excellent fix Bar. I'm even more inspired by your awesomeness! I LOVE these circle window dies. Must have.

  4. Super, super cute!!! Love this clown and thanks for sharing your mishap and the fix! I think I may have cried if it happened to me and I would not have thought of fixing it like you did! Great job as always!

  5. Your cards are alway's gorgeous, boo-boo or not!!


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