Saturday, January 26, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge - Meet Pete

This is the first time I have done Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. I had fun with my little Whipper Snapper bird, Pete. I colored his branch and leaves with my new Tombow markers. I only got a few colors to try out but I think I will like them a lot. I didn't have blue or brown Tombows so I colored Pete with colored pencil and used my clear copic to blend the colors a bit. It worked ok, but I can't wait to get these colors in Tombows and try again. I stamped and colored just the leaves a couple extra times to extend the branch and add the to the sentiment. The sentiment is from PaperTreyInk's Green Thumb set.

I love Pete's nest. Total accident! I had a bunch of tiny paper shavings from trimming the brown border. They were so thin that they were curling when they came off the paper cutter. I twisted a stack of them together and formed a circle, then cut some more strips on purpose to wrap in and around the circle. Eventually it started to resemble a nest. I added a strip of the dark brown just for some contrast.
Thanks for checking out Pete.
Pete's Info:
Stamps: Whipper Snappers Designs , PaperTreyInk (sentiment from Green Thumb Set)
Ink: Stazon, ColorBox Chestnut
Paper: PaperTreyInk Stamper Select, Bazzil
Other stuff: Tombow Markers, Colored Pencils, ribbon


carol said...

This card is so cute, and i love the little nest! Very creative :)

carol x

beate said...


Welcome to the blogging world! I love your little nest and the rest of the card as well. Thanks so much for participating in the challenge!
Have a great weekend. Hugs and smiles

Tara said...

Love your card...the nest is darling! welcome to's so'll love it!! :)

Lori said...

This is fantastic! I love the bird's nest--how creative.

Lauren (mytime) said...

THis is so super cute.Love that bird-adorable. I had no idea you lived in Maine-Im your neighbor here in NH!!!

Kari said...

Wow what a cute card! I love the nest! The branches and the birds are very cute too! Thanks for sharing!