Sketch Challenges

February Sketch Challege-Acrylic Block Watercolor Background

Feb 21 sketch challenge

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.

Sketch corner bouquet

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.

See my Recycle and Reuse Page for paper towel backgrounds!

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.

 
Happy Stampin'!

February Sketch Challenge

Feb 21 sketch challenge

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!

Sketch Challenge

For this card, I cut 4 squares out of Berry Delight Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration) using my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and Layering Squares Framelit Dies.

I embossed my Whisper White/Basic White card front using the Subtle Embossing Folder, then stamped the greeting from Sweet Strawberry in Real Red using the Stamparatus.

The 4 squares were attached, and the card front was then attached to the Whisper White/Basic White card base.

Red Rhinestone Jewels were added for a little bling.

 

Happy Stampin'!

Dragonfly Garden and Dandy Garden Sketch Challenge

Sketch Challenge 1

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 used the above sketch to create these two cards using the Dragonfly Garden stamp set, Dragonflies punch, and Dandy Garden 6"x6" Designer Series Paper.

Same layout, but using different colors found in the DSP pack.


Dandy Garden

Dragonflies in Misty Moonlight

Dandy Garden 1Dragonflies in Mossy Meadow

The strips of DSP measure 3/4" x 3 3/4"

 

Happy Stampin'!