caterpillar cottage & a sketch

caterpillar-cottage-diane-zechman.jpgI have always thought that this Inky Antics image was cute!  The little critters on the mushroom rooftop just make me smile!  :0)  A few months ago I purchased the Sizzix Caterpillar die and it seemed to go well with the image so I knew I wanted to work it into the card somehow.  I tried to use a marker and dot him some eyes but it just didn’t look right.  Sometimes those little mess-ups make the card better in the end though.  I remembered that I had some teeny tiny wiggly eyes….and they fixed it up perfectly!  Then I used a black marker to color the antennae and the tips of his feet.  The sentiment is from the C.C. Designs Sentiment Set.  You can’t tell in the pic, but there’s Stickles on the ladybug’s wings!  I also added Stickles to the dots on the roof and the center of the flower.

stamps- Caterpillar Cottage- Inky Antics, Sentiment Set- C.C. Designs

paper- PTI white, dp- KI Memories, Turquoise, Lavander Lace, Green Galore, YoYo Yellow, Only Orange

ink- Palette Black, Lavander Lace

accessories- Copic markers, Circle Nestabilities, gel pen, Sizzix Caterpillar, wiggly eyes, Prima, Stickles

pcsc4-diane-zechman.jpgAs I was creating this card I thought it might be a good design for a sketch.  Would you like to try it?  I would love to have you play along!

If you create a card (or scrapbook page, 3-D item, etc.) using this sketch, please use the keyword PCSC4 when uploading to SCS (for Paper Cookies Sketch Challenge 4).  And don’t forget to link back here and let me know!  🙂  I would love to see your creations!

Have a great week and stay cool!  It’s supposed to be a hot one here!

8 responses to “caterpillar cottage & a sketch

  1. What an adorable card and a great sketch! I didn’t know you were doing sketches as well. I will have to try to play along!
    Big cyber hugs and a happy Labor Day!

  2. Oh my gosh! How fun! A caterpillar cottage!

  3. Great sketch, diane! Love your bright colors and how the Sizzix caterpillar is crawling on the ribbon! super!

  4. OH MY WORD! Thaat is SO cute! YIKES! Sooo in love with this card. 🙂

  5. Diane,
    I love your blog so I nominated it for I {heart} your blog award!! You probably have already been nominated Thanks for the inspirations! Virginia

  6. I love the colors on the card!

  7. This is adorable, Diane! I love the bright colors and the caterpillar!

  8. OMGosh! How many colors can you pack into one card! This is fabulous! Love the layout too! I’ll have to use it soon!


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