Friday, August 19, 2011

"Sketch"y behavior at Guylou's!

Come on in! Today, we're behaving in a bit of a sketchy fashion at Guylou's Inimitability. It's Carmen's turn to host our challenge and I am stoked about it. Not only because my behavior is sometimes a little less than stellar (i.e., sketchy!!! LOL...I am not as innocent as I look, people), but also because I just love her sketches. She is big into layering, which I love because layering up those pretty patterned papers is one of my favorite things to do. Rather than just talking about it, let me show you what I mean. Here's Carmen's sketch.

It's awesome, don't you think? I used it to make yet another card for the troops. I've been running low lately. I'm down to one card to use for sending a letter to a wonderful soldier. I need to build that stash back up, so I used the perfect image for it: praying soldier.

Isn't he powerful? I left him in black and white, because I think it makes a stark contrast against the muted military colors of the card. What do you think? Do you think I should color him or leave him in black and white?

So, that's it. Here's your challenge this time around: make a card using Carmen's sketch and upload it to Guylou's Inimitability by September 1st at 10 p.m. EST. You could win a $5 gift card to her shop, as well as the opportunity to appear as a Guest DT in a future challenge. Come on, you know that sketch is calling you!

(Hey, my fellow Americans...check out the links for Soldier's Angels and Operation Write Home in my sidebar on the left. Let's give back to our troops, who give for us every single day!)


Brenda said...

Gina, WOW!!! I love your card. Love your papers, the added stars, and of course the image!!! Perfect!!1

Starla B. said...

Gina, this is so fabulous! I say definitly leave him in black and white. It makes such a statement, and really makes him stand out. This card is just fabulous, and I know any soldier would love to receive it. You have such a big heart, girl.... Mwah!

Guylou said...

Gina... your card is stunning!!!! You made the right decision by leaving him in black and white. He is like the light in the darkness. Soldiers are that in real life. They bring hope and restore peace where they most need it. I am also amazed at the various army papers you used... they are work so well together!!! Two thumbs up!!

Sara I. said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! Jaw-dropping stunning! Love him black & white !! Don't you dare color him!!!! ;) The military papers are perfect with him and the sketch - the stars are the icing on the cake!!

Kim Kelley said...

OH Gina I love it...and leaving him black and white was the camo papers! HUGS

Carmen said...

Gina, I think your card is really amazing! I love the paper! And the image is perfect as it is. Waow!