Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Just Some Sketch Challenge Cards

For today's Sketch challenge on SCS, nothing fancy...


Confession is good for the soul...right? I don't normally start out with my pattern paper and work out to my image. I always color first then figure out IF I have paper that matches! LOL


So today I thought I'd be different, I had some of the paper left from our DD supplies and thought I'd try the tulips (A Year of Flowers) from Gina K colored with a combo of Copics and Prismacolor pencils, on those strips....I even had the flowers looking rather rusty, but, oh... did they look GROSS on that paper!


Plan B....found the Lilykate by Basic Grey that looked nice behind the tulips, masked and airbrushed them, added some "redder" tones, then layered on several 'rose' shades.

A Year of Flowers-Gina K designs, Hero Arts, Adirondack Pitch Black, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, baby oil, blending stumps, Pure Luxury cs-Gina K, Prism Rose lt/med/dk, Basic Grey Lilykate, Copic Airbrush System, ribbon

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Now, I still had the strips cut from the first try so I had to do another card! The ribbon frame from the Technique challenge was so fun, I incorporated it into the sketch. This is Top Dog from Artful INKables.

Top Dog-Artful INKables, GP white, Robin's Nest PP, Bazzill textured, Prism Kraft, Adirondack Pitch Black, Copics, Copic ABS, Ribbon, Flower, Brad-Paper Studio, Craft knife

He's masked, repeat stamped the sentiment at an angle and airbrushed. Isn't he cute!

It's another beautiful day here, not quite 70, but pushing it! Pretty soon I'll be seeing my tulips blooming....but for now I'll have to settle for my stamps!

Enjoy your day.................and Thanks for stopping!



6 comments :

leenda said...

Love em' both!! Excellent artwork!

Melody said...

Great cards! I love the tulips the way the background looks behind them.

Velta said...

Dawn..you really have a way with coloring...both of these are just perfecto :)

Elena said...

Yout tulip card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the DP you used!
And puppy is the cutest one! Love how you created the background!

Kristin said...

What a cool background you created for the puppy! I love it!!!

- dlm. said...

Both cards are fantastic! I love, love, love the tulip card. The puppy card is adorable.