Wednesday, June 27, 2012

nyuk, nyuk, nyuk (Fetch-A-Sketch Blog Hop)

I was so happy to join Jenny and Ruth as Guest Designer at Fetch-a-Sketch back in January.  Was my first experience with sketch challenges.  How cool to take the guesswork out of designing.  Leaves only the question of,  hmmm, colors, patterns, stamps, papers, embellies...

Anyhoo, Fetch-a-Sketch is celebrating their first birthday and I'm happy to be celebrating with them in the Birthday Blog Hop.  If you're hopping along, you should have arrived from  Fliss.  You can find all the participants back at Fetch-a-Sketch if you get lost.

There were a wide variety of sketches over the year - some definitely out of my comfort zone.  Like this one - sketch #13 from last year.
So I challenged myself to see what I could do with the sketch, as well as using a digi stamp image from Dude Time Doodles and some digital PP from Funky Hand.  These two companies have been nice enough to sponsor Fetch-a-Sketch challenges in the past.

Now, before I go any further I must give you some background information.  I grew up with a BF who was the youngest of 5.  The rest were brothers.  Although I never watched the Three Stooges myself, I must say I feel like I grew up with them cuz "the boys" were always watching them after school.  And imitating them.  And I was always at their house.  Therefore, I couldn't resist when I saw Mr. "Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk".

Now when you've got this guy happening, how can you resist some warped humor.  I highly recommend Dude Time Doodles if you want to give masculine and humor a go!  I opted to use the digital kraft papers from Funky Hand as a subtle BG.  Some paper pieced bad hair, sloppy stitching, distress inked edges and a haphazardly stamped sentiment finished the front.  Inside...

This might be going out to one of "the boys"...

Happy Birthday Fetch-a-Sketch!  Please visit  Lou at LoopyLousLoopyThoughts for your next stop on the blog.  Have a wonderful day!

Supplies bad hair day?:
Paper:cardbase Buttinette, PP Funky Hand, dots PP Pink petticoat
Stamps: digi Dude Time Doodles,  Hero Arts
Ink: Memento
Tools: die Spellbinders and MFT, corner rounder EKS, sewing machine
Other: colored pencil


  1. You just have to smile at this card, it looks like a tricky sketch to follow.

    Jo x

  2. Wonderful and he such fab hair!!!

  3. wow you are brave . i could not have attempted that sketch - but you have made a brilliant fun card
    Lisa x

  4. he he he!! oh thats fab Maria!! love his polka dot hair!!
    hugs Lou xxx

  5. This really brought a smile to my face.Really fun card.Hugs Debbie x

  6. this is a great image love what you have done with it haha would love to see the recipients face lol
    Jacki xx

  7. Your card is so cool it really made me smile :)

  8. I love this grumpy fella! great card.

  9. your card gives me the giggles! it would be so perfect for any of the guys in my family! :)

  10. I'm afraid the references are lost on me... but the card is really great and I can see it working so well for those tricky to cater for men! Kudos to you for tackling that difficult sketch! Thanks to you all and to your sponsors for the chance to win some goodies!

  11. Fabulous take on the sketch, Maria! Love the paper pieced hair on Mo. lol I adore Dude Time digis and they always bring out the warp in my humor. Fantastic First Blogaversary hop!

  12. A really fab card Maria and I just loved reading how it came about. Your take on the sketch is really clever as it's quite a difficult one but you've definitely rocked it!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  13. wow really impressed on how you did that sketch... I would have been totally intimidated by it! You really did a fun card.

  14. LOL this is such fun - I love it :)


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