Monday, 13 February 2017

FTHS sketch challenge #162

Another Monday rolls around, and with it a new I {heart}sketches challenge for From The Heart Stamps :)
Here's sketch #162...

The twist is 'Snow Day', and there is also an option of using the colour palette shown above the sketch, if you wish to use them. So you can choose the sketch, the twist, the colours... or have a go at all 3 if you'd like to!
One lucky challenger will win 2 images of their choice from the store :)
Remember though, you must use an image by From The Heart Stamps to be eligible for the random draw, and please include a pic of the sketch in your blog post too. Thanks :)

Here's my card, made for my best friend's hubby, whose birthday is at the end of the month...

I rotated the sketch clockwise by 90 degrees, and used the colours option too. Yes, even the red, there's a teeny weeny bit on the beer bottles.
This fab image is from Hamlet PigWit Cold Suds. I used promarkers to colour him.
I got inky fingers with my distress inks to create the gradient background, then stamped the beer mug image over top, which is from the 'Cheers to You' stamp set by Stampin Up.  I used Faded Jeans, Weathered Wood, and Tumbled Glass distress inks.
The striped paper is from a Bazzill Basics pad called Dino-mite.
For the sentiment, I wanted to use a font with a more handwritten look to it for this card, so 'cheers' is actually from Birdbrain Brew.
However, you do get 7 sentiments to use with your choice of the 4 images also provided, which is an absolute bargain, and a 'must have' set for your male cards.
Just look at Hamlet's little face as he anticipates slurping on his favourite tipple! Maybe I should have drawn his tongue hanging out too lol ;)

I'm entering this card at:
Shopping our Stash - winter blues
I love Promarkers - CAS
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
Sweet Stampin - masculine

Thanks for stopping by today xx


  1. I didn't realize this was a weekly sketch thanks for the inspiration and cut piggy card!

  2. Wonderful card.
    Your card would also match our current challenge with the Sweet Stampers. Check it out.

  3. it's the piggy and the design. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  4. This Birdbrain is perfect for masculine Cards and this one is really great ! Your coloring is amazing, Jo and i totally like the Background with the beer mugs.

    Imke ~ My Crafty Place

  5. Love your take on our challenge over at SHOPPING OUR STASH, this little piggy is adorable and the layout perfect.
    Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH,hope to see you again in the gallery.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  6. How adorable is this!? Love it! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  7. Super cute card Jo. Why not check out our challenge at Passion for Promarkers as you card is perfect for our current 'CAS' challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  8. Beautiful creation! I love sketch interpretation!
    Thanks for playing at I Love Promarkers Challenge.

  9. What a cute card Jo! Love the beer mugs on the bottom paper!


  10. Super Cute Jo, love the stamped beer background... It works so well with the Hamlet Pigwit cold suds set. I do love that these sets have several sentiments to go with them....