Friday, June 11, 2010

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge 27 - DT card

Hi there,

well I'm delighted to be back today posting my guest design team card for Makeesha Byl's weekly challenge (see link at bottom). If you play along with this weeks challenge you too have the chance to get selected as the next guest designer. So what is this weeks challenge - well it's a sketch.

Here's what I came up with....

And of course I finished off the inside to match - with a bit of a grotto for the unicorn to emerge from.

Well given I had made a boys birthday card for the last challenge I decided to go girly today. I actually bought Pony Party "for" my daughter, not me, well that was my excuse at the time ;) but hadn't inked it up yet. Somehow it was rather daunting to approach. But once again an idea struck me as I was putting Mr 2 to bed. Yes I know this is a reoccuring theme - but its dark and quiet and relaxing and somehow that really works as thinking time for me. So I knew I was going to try working with Pony Party and I wanted to go pink and chocolate, with flowers and glitter. First I started with a Regal Rose base and stamped the floral vine from Vintage Vogue all around the border. Next I picked out the DSP I wanted to use for the sketch panels, layered them up on Chocolate Chip, then got out my sewing machine then using "chocolate" thread stitched a border around them. Because the main DSP pattern had a very white background I couldn't use watercolour paper for the pony, so Stazon on Whisper White it was. I tried colouring the image in with both watercolour wonder crayons and ink from the ink pad lids and ended up going with the ink pad lid version. The pony was finished off a rim of pale Going Gray, trimmed to size and then stitched with pink thread about three sides. Once mounted on a Regal Rose and scalloped Chocolate matte I then added Dazzling Diamonds to horn, mane and hoof. The final touches for the front were the sentiment panel, using matching DSP and an embossed greeting and of course the gorgeous little chocolate flower buttons tied with pink thread bows. The inside was finished off to match.
Thanks so much for visiting, and don't forget to visit the rest of the design team.

Makeesha Byl
Kirsty Brown
Sarah Jane Kale
Teneale Williams
Cindy Major
Renee Van Stralen
Lee Pelosi June Guest Designer

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Pony Party
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown (Non SU), Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Going Gray, Versamark
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Scalloped Oval punch, Large Oval punch, Word Window punch, Sweet Always DSP, Button Latte, Dazzling Diamonds, Two Way Glue, Dimensionals, Double Sided Tape, Glue dots, Aqua Painter, sewing machine, pink embroidery thread.


  1. Hi Kim
    Wow Kim, this is so cute. Love how you used the pony & you did a fab job with Keesh's sketch, which I love too. Happy long weekend, Cheers, Di

  2. Wow this is adorable. I love the papers to match. Great job for a guest designer.


  3. I love how girly this creation is Kim, and that sparkly pony hair is to die for~! Thanks for being out Guest Designer....You rock!
    Love keesh x

  4. Love it Kim!!! Will definitely be CASEing this one!

  5. Hi, Kim

    It's SO good to have you back! Love what you came up with using the sketch! Great use of the pony stamp :D

  6. LOVE it! Fabulous colours, fabulous stamping, great use of the sketch! Love what you did with the sketch :)

  7. Hi Kim, this is gorgeous! Love your take on the sketch and all the stitching - congrats on being the Guest Designer! Have a good weekend! Kate x

  8. A wonderful job with this weeks sketch Kim - a very cute girly card and I love the stitching. Well done.

  9. Oooh!! This is SO pretty!! I've just ordered this gorgeous pony today... also 'for' my daughter :)

  10. I popped in to visit your blog, and realised I hadn't yet commented on this beautiful creation! It's stunning in all it's pink & glitteriness! What little girl wouldn't go ga-ga over it :)

    Lee x

  11. The best Pony Party card I've seen yet!!!!


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