Friday, March 31, 2017

FTHS Sketch Challenge #168 & coloring video

I am back with a card for the FTHS Sketch Challenge #168

I had a hard time with this sketch,
I wasn't sure how to interpret the waves.
 I think on the end, I figured it out and love how it turned out.
This is the sketch I followed and flipped to make it work.

 The background
Step 1. For this card I created the background using distress inks. 
Yes, you heard me right. 
I have a few distress ink and every few month I try to use them.
I am not a distress ink lover...but I keep trying to figure them out.
Inks used: 

Step 2.  I proceeded to cut the background piece to 4.25" and 5.5" and
 then into wavy strips to resemble the sketch.  

Step 3. I glued the pieces onto black cardstock.

Step 4. Copic coloring, here are the colors I used.

I made a YouTUbe video for the coloring process of this cute little piggy.
Be advised, when I was almost done, I received a hone call
so my phone stopped recording.
I finished the coloring on a second video, sigh!
Part 1 is linked below, part 2 is linked on youtube.

You can watch my coloring:
 below | or on YouTube

Other thinks I used: 
Chevron die: Sizzix Banners, Chevrons and Clouds die set 
hugs die: from my stash!
Piggy: FTHS image
wink of Stella
Scan N Cut2 to cut the image

Another closeup - hope you can see the shimmer!

I entered this card in several challenges:
* Copic UK April 2017 Anything goes Challenge and WON!!!! 
(Winner was picked randomly, but still :) 
A win is a win!
* Chatty Scrapper Inspiration Board Challenge - I won that one as well!!  
Woohoo! Very excited!

 Enjoy the card and the video!


  1. Wonderful card! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a double twist - hope to see you again next time!

    1. Thanks so much! Have a blessed week! - Yar

  2. Wow!!! Love your take on the sketch and the beautiful watercolored background!! That is one good looking piglet too!!! Great colors. Thank you for joining us at FTHS Sketch Challenge #168.