Sometimes it helps to have a jumping off point with your crafting, and a sketch challenge is a perfect way to start!
Use the sketch as a blueprint for your own creations.
I will be sharing sketch challenges every so often.
I hope they provide inspiration, and you'll share your creations with me!
I created this card using the February Sketch.
It features the Acrylic Block Watercolor Background Technique, paired with Corner Bouquet, a Sale-A-Bration choice available through Feb 28.
Colors used for the background are Pacific Point, Highland Heather, and Blushing Bride.
I first cut the squares out of watercolor paper using my Cut & Emboss Machine and Layering Squares Dies.
I placed them on a sheet of grid paper to get the correct alignment.
I tapped the ink pads onto my clear block, spritzed the block with water, then placed it on the squares.
I let it set for a few seconds, allowing the ink to pool and run, then lifted it up. I blotted any excess ink using a paper towel to be used for another project.
To stamp the images from Corner Bouquet, I set up the squares in my Stamparatus, again using a piece of grid paper for the proper alignment.
I then stamped the images a few times using Night of Navy ink. The Stamparatus is invaluable for getting a good inked image, especially when stamping on the texture of watercolor paper.
The greeting is from Sweet Strawberry.