Saturday, February 4, 2012

February 2012 SFYTT

Well, it's that time again already - first Saturday of the month and time for another fabulous Sketch For You to Try!! I hope you all had a chance to play along with us last month - Lots of exciting things in store for participants of the monthly SFYTT this year, including a chance to win another fabulous huge prize package at the end of the year!! All of the details can be found on today's post over on Jen's blog, with some of the details outlined in the "In a Nutshell" graphic at the end of this post. We have another amazing sponsor this month - Your Next Stamp!

And here's a look at this month's fun sketch.

Now I have to admit - those 3 little circles threw me for a loop at first and I was STUMPED. I wasn't really feeling this one when I first saw it. (sorry Jen! LOL). But once I sat down and got to work, I figured it out. And now that I've had a chance to step outside my comfort zone, I'm kinda liking it! ;-)

I chose to work with Kai from Hawaii. It seemed appropriate! (Papers are from the Boarding Pass and Seaside collections by October Afternoon). I'm not a big fan of coloring...mostly because I pretty much suck at it. But I was determined to make this little guy not look like crap and I'm fairly happy with how he turned out. My own little 5-yr-old surfer dude, Dean, was my inspiration. Although Dean's hair is less orange and more white, really the same pasty pale color as his skin, but I felt the need to differentiate between skin and hair here, so...ya know. Anyway, for your viewing pleasure, here is my little surfer sporting his European Style swim trunks at the beach a few weeks ago (there's a very small window of time when a guy can pull these off successfully - unless he's a swimsuit / underwear model - and let me tell you, Dean can pull these off! Tell me he's not absolutely adorable in those things!?)

Be sure to stop by the rest of the SFYTT Sisters' blogs to see what they've done with this month's sketch!

Jen del Muro and Designer of the Month Angela Thomas
Amber Hight
Amy Sheffer
Becky Carafa
Carole Burrage
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Jodi Collins
Kerry Johnson
Megan Lock
Susan Liles


Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

This is so CUTE! You colored Kai beautifully and I love what you did with the circles for this sketch! Your little guy Dean is adorable too!!!! TFS!

Dana White said...

Jen this is super cute - you rocked colouring him up!!

Megan said...

HA! I love the European shorts. Your coloring is totally great! What do you mean you can't color?!!? Looks fab!

Becky Carafa said...

What a cutie pie little guy! And your card is fab, too. Your coloring is just great! I always feel like a poser when I color, lol!

Jen W. said...

Love your fun colorful card and Dean is adorable and is really rocking' those shorts!

Alyssa S said...

Super cute card! I do the same thing and color all little boy images like my little man :o) I think Dean's little shorts are just too stinkin' cool! He looks like a little model himself!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Ack! Dean is SUCH a little cutie Jen!! LOVE your's SO perfect!!

Amy Sheffer said...

So, so cute, Jen -- both the card and Dean!

Michelle said...

Both of your little surfer dudes are cute!!!