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Welcome to this week’s Watercooler Wednesday sketch challenge!  This week I’m playing hostess – it was my turn to choose the sketch, so this is what I chose:

WWC75 Deborah's Sketch Challenge

I really like the different layers, and the possibility for textures….whatever you want to do.  The colours shown in the sketch don’t mean anything – choose your own!  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!  Here is my card:

WWC75 my sketch

Yes, I’m still having fun with my Jar of Love stamp set and Everyday Jar Framelits bundle! 🙂  Not to mention the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack.

I started with a card base of Island Indigo cardstock, then added a panel of Crumb Cake cardstock.  On top of that is a panel of this gorgeous DSP; it looks like a watercolour washed piece of siding, putting me in mind of a seaside cottage.

The two narrow panels are again Island Indigo and Crumb Cake cardstock.  I stamped the jar image using Stazon Black Ink onto a piece of Window Sheet, then used the Everyday Jar Framelits to die cut it out with the Big Shot.  I placed the jar where I wanted it on the Whisper White cardstock, inked up the water image with Pool Party ink, then moved the jar & stamped the water directly onto the Whisper White.  I stamped the goldfish in Calypso Coral onto Whisper White, and the wire jar handle was stamped in Versamark ink, then I heat embossed it with our new Copper Embossing Powder.  Doesn’t it look great – like real wire!  Of course, both the fish and wire were die cut using the Everyday Jar Framelits.

Here’s a close up of the Copper Embossing Powder, and this cute little fishy!


I attached the fish using Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the jar and handle using Glue Dots.  The stamped panel was layered onto another piece of Island Indigo cardstock, then attached to the card front.  To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiments onto Whisper White in Island Indigo ink, and die cut it using the Tags & Labels Framelits.  Finally, I added 3 White Perfect Accents, and coloured them using a Sharpie marker – as close to Island Indigo as I could get!

I’m really looking forward to seeing what you do with my sketch – please check out the great designs by the rest of the Watercooler Artists on the Watercooler Wednesday page -then get creating, and link up your own card!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

7 thoughts on “WWC75 – Watercooler Sketch Challenge

    1. Thank you, Susan! I really appreciate your kind comment 🙂 I was really pleased with how ‘coppery’ the new embossing powder is – nice & shiny!

  1. Deb this was such a great choice of sketch for this week’s challenge. You’ve really showed off those layers to advantage with your mashup of Island Indigo, Crumb Cake and Serene Scenery papers and card stock. I also love that you used the new Copper Embossing powder to make the handle on the jar stand out. Awesome! Thanks for leading the way on this challenge.

    1. I’m glad you liked my choice of sketch for this week, Penny! I think everyone did a brilliant job with their projects 🙂 I’m so glad that you’re part of our Watercooler team of artists!

    1. I’m really glad that you liked the sketch I chose, Fiona! I thought it was a good one 🙂 So glad that you’re joining our Watercooler Wednesday challenges.

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