We have a sketch challenge this week over at the Nacho Average Challenge site.
Here's my contribution:
I actually found this sketch to be frustrating. After several attempts with the end product just not coming together, I finally had to walk away. After thinking about it for a couple of days, I decided I was over thinking it, and I just needed to go with a clean and simple design. From there, it just fell into place, and I really like the outcome.
First, I stamped the sentiment using 3 stamps (the heart, the "thank you" and the "so much") found in the Another Thank You photopolymer stamp set. I built them all on the same clear block, inked them up using Versamark, stamped, then heat embossed using black embossing powder.
I then simply colored in blocks using Pool Party, Pink Pirouette and Wonder Wisteria markers. I laid a mask on the right side of the card front so the ends of each block would be straight. The rest was pretty much free hand, although, I did draw a line using a ruler and the markers for the top and bottom blocks. Coloring within the lines has not always been my strong suit, so it helped to have a visual starting and stopping point to keep me in line.
Here's the original sketch:
Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entry to the challenge and leave a comment if you can. It means a lot to all of us! We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges. A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site.
Stamp Set: Another Thank You
Ink: Versamark, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder markers
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Embossing Buddy (a must for using black embossing powder), heat tool, black embossing powder