Sunday, 31 May 2009

A circle sketch challenge in rainbow colours

Our challenge this week on Stamp With Us is a sketch one using this layout:
I decided to showcase a single stamp (apart from the sentiment) and repeat it in different colourways. The stamp is one of my all time favourites.

Stamp sets: Bloomin' with Beauty, Occasional Greetings
Cardstock: Whisper White, Kraft, Real Red, Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore, Ballet Blue, Lovely Lilac
Ink: Black Stazon, Stampin' Write Markers
Gingham Ribbon: Black
Punches: 1-3/8" circle, 1-1/4" circle

I stamped and coloured all the flowers first using the corresponding marker to match the cardstock in each case and then using a darker marker for shading. I was careful to punch the flowers in as close to the same place as I could. They don't quite fit within the smaller circle but if I'd used the larger one then the matting would have taken up to much of the space and unbalanced the feel of the card. All circles were raised on dimensionals over the top of the ribbon. I used Kraft and black gingham ribbon to provide a neutral background to showcase the colours.

A fun sketch that could be used with so many different stamps. I'll be keeping this one in my ideas folder.

Look forward to seeing your creations.

Sara xx


Emma said...

Wow Sara this really packs a punch - it's so striking and gorgeous. I think it might be one of my fav's of yours -love it x

margaret said...

Wow Sara what a great Idea. It is so simple but very effective.I love it . I may just have to try this one out. xx

Need More Time to Craft said...

OMG Sara, this is stunning. Loving the summery colours you have used.

Hayley said...

WOW fantastic card love it

Karen said...

Sara, I love these colours, so summery. A really lovely card.
Karen x

JanJ said...

Wow what a stunning idea, really love it (and yes, I'll be pinching that idea I suspect!!!)

Jan xx

Zoe said...

Just gorgeous Sara. A real stunner! Zoƫ x

Bekka said...

Lovely card Sara

Looks like we have the same favourite stamp set!

Jo said...

Gorgeous Sara - really stunning.

Alison said...

Very striking, reminds me of Andy Warhol with the Marilyn series!

My friend has this stamp set, I'll have to have a play with it I think!

simplyfairies said...

This is fabulous Sara, I love that you have combined it with Kraft cardstock...