Pocketful of Sunshine

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge:


And here is my take:

Pocketful of Sunshine | by karen @ carefree creations

Double challenges are always very hard for me. I had some ideas for this combo, but my stamps didn’t want to cooperate (they didn’t fit the sketch like I thought they might). I was pleasantly surprised when this pocket image fit so nicely (I thought it would be too small).

The sun image is empty in the middle – and the set did not include a circle stamp to fill it in. I really needed the sun to have more weight on the card, so I pulled out another set which included a polka dot circle that fit quite nicely. I thought the polka dots went well with the pattern paper I had already picked out. It was hard to line up the inner circle inside the already stamped sun, but thankfully the bad spacing is hidden by the pocket!

Speaking of the pocket, that is all Pacific Point ink – I did a second-generation impression for the solid pocket and then over-stamped, full strength, with the stitch lines. I think the set has a die for the pocket, but I forgot that when I stamped it, so I had to cut it out by hand (thankfully, since it is all straight lines, it wasn’t fussy).

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Thursdays, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Pocketful of Sunshine
Stamps: Back Pocket Basics, Buttons & Bits (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight (Stampin’Up-SU); Dark Chocolate (PTI);
Paper: Pacific Point (SU); White (PTI); Splash pattern paper (My Minds Eye);
Other: Fillable Frames 6 die (PTI);

7 thoughts on “Pocketful of Sunshine

  1. I didn’t guess until I read the details that the sun was made up from 2 stamps. It looks perfect to me and I love how it mirrors the other dots. I really like the very life like denim that you’ve created too. Liz x

  2. Karen, I don’t know why but the pocket looked like a pair of men’s underpants to me, which made me laugh. I’m so silly, of course it’s a pocket! Love the polka dot filled sun, stamps were obviously made for each other. Great job with the double
    Louise xx

  3. Karen, this is just super cute! I love the “faded” look of the jeans pocket. Great job working out the middle of the sun! Now I have Natasha Bedingfield’s voice singing in my head… 😉

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