Wow! That’s title is quite a mouthful huh? I cannot believe it is Dec. 31st already. I have to say, I had a lot of wonderful things happen this year (like TTIC and Smeared & Smudged!), but this was a really tough year for me. I am looking forward to 2010. It’s gonna start with a bang (there’s a Blue Moon tonight!), and I really hope that this year is a turning point for my family. I want things to start lookin’ up for us. I have faith that it will. But on to my project! Smeared and Smudged is having it’s first 2 sketch challenges (which are due today…better late then never!). A scrapbook sketch and a card sketch. Here’s the sketch itself:Created by my fellow DT member Kelli, I was totally into this sketch! I loved all the different shapes. Well, for my card, I needed to use the sketch rather loosely. This is because I wanted to use Sweet Pea Stamps’ Winter Watcher stamp. So, out with the oval… then…well, why not just look at it for yourself? I painted the image with Twinkle H2O’s. Love those! They have an incredible shimmer! The paper is scraps from several companies. I nixed the sentiment… I didn’t really have something I wanted the card to say… so instead, I used some leaves. Yeah, she’s a Winter Watcher, but the colors I used here made me think of Fall. See the shimmer? I embossed the image in a detail black, it makes it a bit easier to stay in the lines! ;} Plus, I love the raised surface! The next version of Winter Watcher is probably going to have shades of blue… so be on the lookout for my next one! I am so inspired by these stamps! I guess that’s about it for now. I’m busy working on a custom scrapbook, so I have to get back to it now… Have a safe and fang-tastic New Year!!!PS I know it’s a little late (again, better late then never!) but my darling friend Tonya is having a sale in her shop! Go to stamphappens.com!!!