13 August 2012

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge - Designer Drafts


It's Designer Drafts week over at the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.  It's my week off but HAD to play along this week for sure... details to follow.  


If you you didn't catch my post from yesterday, then you may not know I am a HUGE shark fan and it's the most wonderful time of the year, SHARK WEEK!  These sketches are PERFECT for Shark Week!  Kim, did you plan this on purpose, just for me? Hee, hee... this is what I came up with.



I was feeling unusually brilliant with these.  Aren't they JAWSOME?  A few tips on how I did these... the curved edges were just traced using the edge of a plate and then cut out.  The teeth are the negatives from my Zig Zag punch.  I had originally planned to just use the zig zags themselves but when I saw the negatives, I gasped with delight.  Perfect. So, I can't leave you with out some more educational facts (see yesterday's post) about sharks (cause it's part of my duty to try and conserve these amazing creatures).  Sharks have several rows of teeth and continually shed their teeth. A shark's skeleton is entirely made up of cartilage, which decomposes on death and this is why only teeth and a few jaws are found in the fossil record.   In addition, the jaw is not attached to the skull (like many other creatures) and it is able to extend out of the mouth during feeding (you'll notice this next time you look at a photo of a Great White feeding on something). Only 20 of the more than 350 species of shark are known to attack humans and these attacks are all a case of mistaken identity (a person on a surf board looks like a seal).  Sharks never purposely feed on people, we don't have enough fat on us! Ok, I'm done my lesson for today.

Hope you can play along with the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge this week!  You have until next Sunday, August 19th to play along.  Be sure to check to see what fabulous creations the team has come up with you this week!

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a JAWSOME week! Thanks for indulging my geekiness.
Glenda

Card details:
you are amazing - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches Chit Chat, Metropolis (clouds)
Paper: white card stock, A Muse silver shimmer couture
Ink: VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: silver rainbow embossing powder, heat gun, washi tape, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug polka dot embossing folder, scallop blade for Marvy Trimming buddy

Hi friend - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches My Peeps (Hi) & Friendly Flowers (friend)
Paper: white card stock, A Muse Bermuda, Echo Park Note to Self (grey)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Real Red
Accessories: black brad, EK Success 3/4" circle punch, scallop blade for Marvy Trimming buddy, washi tape

20 comments:

  1. You are BRILLIANT!!! These are absolutely FABULOUS!

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  2. Totally brilliant! LOVE the one with the shark's jaws!

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  3. Wow, amazing takes on the sketch! Love them!

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  4. You are such an inspiration ...I love it. XOXO

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  5. O.K. Glenda those are just AMAZING!!! Perfect way to celebrate Shark Week! I can't stop giggling!!! LOL!

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  6. LOVE these cards! I am currently watching Shark Week Mythbusters while blog surfing! So your post was totally appropriate! LOL! I may have to try and CASE this a little and give it to my little Shark Boy. :)

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  7. Brilliant idea Glenda and so very creative. TFS. Hope will get time to play this time.

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  8. Fun card...love the shark closeup with all those teeth!

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  9. Your cards make me smile! Thanks!!!

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  10. Hmm, whyever would you feel the need to use these sketches??? :D Yes, definitely JAWSOME!

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  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE these in so many ways!!!! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  12. I love the way your mind works! Perfection!

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  13. Glenda - I was just uploading my card into the Flickr gallery when I saw this awesome little thumbnail with a big shark mouth and HAD to check it out! I wasn't surprised to see that it was your's. LOVE IT!!!

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  14. These are seriously amazing Glenda! WOW!

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  15. glenda!!!!!! these are wicked fabulous!!!! :)))

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  16. Glenda, what would we do without you?! I can't see this sketch without thinking "shark!" Awesome designs!

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  17. OMG, these are freakin' hilarious! You are definitely brilliant to come up with these designs and I certainly wish I had some of your JAWSOME sketch interpretation skills. LOL!

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  18. GENIUS! PURE GENIUS! I'm so not worthy! LOL!

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  19. Both are totally FAB! Especially love the 'smiley' one!

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  20. OHH! I just love your take on this sketch! I love the papers you've used--great colors for the sea!!! FAB design!! YOU ROCK:) THANKS for playing along with us on your week off:) <3

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