Monday, September 15, 2014

Peachy Keen Stamps: 14-13 Sketch and Color Challenge

Hello, today we have a brand new Peachy Keen Stamps challenge! It's so spooktacular!! We hope you come join in on the fun!!
Here’s how the challenge works. We’ve taken two of our most popular challenges, the sketch challenge and photo inspiration challenge and combined them. (PLEASE NOTE that just for fun, in future challenges we may change this up.) We’ll give you the choice to follow the sketch provided, you can use the photo, color palette, or any combination for endless opportunities in your creative process. Just decide what part of the challenge inspires you and create whatever you’d like. Card, home decor, scrapbook layout, WHATEVER. It’s totally up to you. Please remember that you DON’T HAVE to use Peachy Keen Stamps to play along with our challenge, but we love it when you do!
Here are the challenge photos for you to draw inspiration from, with challenge details to follow.
First up is the sketch. Feel free to rotate it, flip it, or change it up however you’d like just as long s the basic elements of the sketch are still part of your creation.

Now here is the photo/colors to inspire your spooky creations for the upcoming holiday!

For my creations, I was inspired by the "Boo" letters, polka dots, and the colors. So here is what I have created!

I first purchased the wooden letters from the craft store! Thank goodness for coupons!! They can be expensive depending on what size you want. I also purchased some black raffia to use on it as well.

I first traced each letter onto paper from the Recollection's Witches Dust paper pad. Then I cut each one out by hand with my trusty paper piecing scissors.

I then used Modge Podge to adhere the paper onto each letter. I also added some ontop of the paper to make sure it sealed well.

After the letters were all dried and finished, I tied them together with black raffia. It works so well and is quite sturdy! I also made a bow out of it and then hot glued it to the loop at the top.

For the "B", I used PKS-1420 Trio of Girl Ghosts. I stamped and colored each one in with Copic markers. They are the cutest little ghosts! I also created a 1.25" by 12" rosette out of spider web paper and then adhered the circle with the "Happy Halloween" sentiment from PKSC-09 September 2012.

For this "O", I used the adorable little witch also from PKSC-09 September 2012. I colored her with Copic markers and chalk her cheeks with Indadinkadoo chalk. The cool spider web and spider are from PKSC-32 August 2014. For this rosette, I used the chevron paper and I combined a bat from PKSC-32 August 2014 and "EEK" from PKSC-09 September 2012.

For the last "O", I used the wickedly amazing mad scientist and adorable mini ghosts from PKSC-32 August 2014. It took a bit of paper piecing magic but I exchanged the potion for a cute little pumpkin also from PKSC-09 September 2012. The cute pumpkin next to him is also from this set.I colored them all with Copic markers. For this rosette, I used the polka dotted paper and the "trick or treat" sentiment from the same September 2012 stamp of the month set. I colored it in with Copics as well but it doesn't show too well in the photo.

Well that's my project!! I can't wait to hang this up on my front door for Halloween!!

  • Designs must be new and created for this challenge, AND only 1 entry per person is allowed for challenges.
  • Create the project of your choice using the sketch above, the photo above, or the color palette included with the photo as your inspiration. The colors are only suggested, so feel free to use them or not. Just choose what inspires YOU and create away, but please DO let us in on your creative process!
  • Link up by 10/13/2014 at 10:59 p.m. CDT using the Linky Widget page, which can be found in the link at the bottom of this post.
  • You do not need our stamps to play along with our challenges, but we love it when you DO use your Peachy Keen Stamps! Any submissions that do not follow the guidelines as listed will be removed without notice.

We will randomly select one winner from ALL of the entries in this challenge to receive a $25 Gift Certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps! How fun would that be to have a little extra cash to do some peachy shopping?!!! Would you like to have an extra chance to win that prize? Simply share our challenge with your friends and for every one of your friends who submits an entry, we’ll give you another chance at the prize. The more of your friends that play, the more chances you have to win!! Just leave a comment here with your friend’s name and the number of their challenge entry. Easy peasy!!
Thank you so much for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you all come up with!! Have a wonderful crafty day!!


  1. FANTASTIC project Emily, BEAUTIFUL job my friend!!!! Have a SUPER day :)

  2. Emily ~ if this goes missing ~ it was ME who took it! Yep ~ ME! I LOVE this ~ EVERYTHING about it! The stamps. the dies and the papers! EEK ~ I want to make one now! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  3. WOW!! Beautiful and so much FUN!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  4. This is so cute. I love how well PK products fit and go with home decor. TFS AJ-