Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Wild Flower Patch Wednesday Challenge #26

Wild Flower Kids is sponsoring The August "Very Sketchy" Challenge over at Smeared and Smudged.  If you enter the challenge you have a chance to win 5 Wild Flower Patch digital images!  How awesome is that?!

I haven't done my sketch yet for S&S, but since Jen over at WFK (Wild Flower Kids) was generous enough to let the Smeared Ink DT play with some of her images I thought I'd join in one of WFK's challenges.  This week's challenge was to use embossing.  Rather than heat embossing, I decided to break out my cuttlebug and do some dry embossing.  You can see the wave pattern in the sea, which I inked-up a bit with distress inks.  I also embossed the sand using swiss dots.  Although you can't see the texture in the sand, you can feel it.  I tore the paper for added dimension and popped everything up on foam squares.  This precious image is "Sand Castle Violet".  Sorry about the smudges on her face, but my hands were way too inky from coloring all day.  Anyway, Miss Violet is an outdoorsy girl and doesn't mind getting a little dirty!  She can play as hard as the boys.

Being a Smeared Ink DTM, I tend to do dark, ethereal, or goth-like images.  WFK has fairies and other items that would have fit the bill, but Violet spoke to me.  I swear!  I didn't even feel the urge to make her into a child zombie.  I like her cute.  Of course, cute doesn't translate to innocent!  Of course I had to make Violet a little twisted, thus the sentiment.  I truly hope I don't offend anyone with this posting.  It's all in fun.  I swear when I saw Violet making the sandcastle the sentiment popped into my head and I had to get her.  Don't worry, Jen.  Violet is not condemned to a life of evil.  I plan on using her in several scrapbooks as many of my friends have little girls.
WFK images are a true joy to color.  If you like what I've made, be sure to check out Jen's store and get a few of these cute digis for yourself.  


  1. She's adorable and you colored her really well. I love that scene. The sentiment made me guffaw. Thanks.

  2. This is hilarious! Twisted and wonderful! Violet is super cute! You did an awesome job!