I snuck in a card before I started working today (don't tell anyone, okay??) I missed doing the last Peachy Keen Challenge, so I am excited to do this week's Challenge 11! I am so glad they have changed to bi-weekly challenges...gives me more time! For the sketch challenge I used Snickerdoodle Gift Elf and made his legs swing back and forth! I could only imagine how he would look trying to balance this tall stack of gifts!
For the card, I colored the elf with colored pencilis and blended with odorless mineral spirits. I created the packages by just marking up the package part of the stamp with a marker and stamping, then filling in the lines where his hands were.
Its a little tough to show the movement, so here is a picture of his legs to the left (above) and to the right (below).I used the instructions you can find on SCS for a tilt card. I have to admit, I was stumped....took me a little while to figure out how to do it! I was thinking of those other trinkets you see sometimes where the legs swing back and forth? Anyway I eventually figured it out! It is a really cute technique!
Hope your week is ending on a good note. Such a tough day for many people, and a tough week for many people I know. I have several friends who are dealing with the loss of their pets this week...2 friends with dogs, one with a cat and another with a chicken. I have had to make too many pet sympathy cards the past few days....but I am giving my dog Chansey lots of extra hugs! Hug your pets~! (and your friends and family too!)
stamps: Peachy Keen Stamps Snickerdoodle Gift Elf
paper: American Crafts Christmasribbon: michaels