Wednesday, June 3, 2009

How Different A Sketch Can Look and a Sale!

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Kristin is having a sale at Artful Inkables! Better head on this economy we have to help each other with these kinds of things *wink*

Rox asked me if I could take this week’s Sketch Challenge on SCS for her while she gets a much needed break.

I did two cards of different levels of difficulty. One a beginner would have no trouble doing and the other, not hard really, just more involved! Here’s the simple one.

SC231 Congrats Hannah I used patterned paper from the Super Slab by Provo Craft. The narrow strips are embossed with Cuttlebug border folders. The 3 daisy-like flowers have half pearls from Kaiser Craft and the large flower and brad are from Imaginisce. Voila! No stamping! Can you see I embossed the envelope too *wink*


The second one (which I actually did first, lol) is one stamp, colored then cut up! (I didn’t think to take a picture before I cut the strips…duh!)SC StripsBase The Northwoods image was stamped on Georgia Pacific white, colored with Copic markers and airbrushed with the Copic Airbrush System.

I scored lines with my Scor-Pal only where I wanted to cut the strips, then using my craft knife I just cut along those lines. (it wasn’t on the lavender paper when I cut it out…remember I didn’t think to start taking pictures until I was at this stage and my image was already attached!)

SC StripsTape For large areas I want to pop up, I like to use foam mounting tape. (the kind you find in the hardware dept)
I take my craft knife and carefully cut the wide strip in half while still on the roll, that way the “sticky” stays on the tape and not my scissors! Then just cut the strips to fit and stick ‘em down.

SC StripsCloseupI only added Perfect Pearls and Stickles to the raised strips. I also added a little Sakura white gel pen to the buds on those strips.

SC231 Hollyhock Wishes

I just love Hollyhocks! Mine are just about ready to bloom! Too bad they weren’t already blooming so I could have taken this pic outside!

The sentiment on the Spellbinders Nestie is from Basic Sentiments by Artful Inkables. The colored paper used is from Making Memories and Prism Candle Glow lt.

See what flipping a sketch or just making it “busier” does to it?! Why not play along, let your creativity go wild!

Have a beautiful day, and thanks for stopping!



JazzyH said...

Wow that is great!

Wanda said...

So pretty TFS

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Fabulous sketch LM!! Love your two different takes on it too!!

Melody said...

Wow, is that ever beautiful. Love the colors and the cutouts! Thanks for showing us how it did it!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

OK so I am the worlds biggest loser and forgot to do Amber's sketch last week and now if I do yours (which I LOVE BTW) she is going to get a complex...HAHAHA

Your first cards colors are DELISH!!

- dlm. said...

What a great sketch! I enjoyed seeing your two very different cards. Your second one is beautiful! I'll can't wait to try out this sketch.

Dawn B. said...

This is really beautiful Dawn. I love the colors. I have been wanting to plant hollyhocks. It is so hot here. Not sure they would grow well. Super job on this card. Beautiful

Unknown said...

I wish I had measurements of panels in the 3 panel cards.