Thursday, 3 March 2011

Fast and fabulous sketch challenge

Another day, another challenge and today it's our sketch challenge over at In Love With Stamping:

And this is my take on it. I've used Fast and Fabulous which is a Level 2 hostess set that my friend Linda is getting for free for hosting a workshop last weekend. I know you like pinks and bling Linda, so hope this inspires you for when you get your own set later this week :-)

I also used the Shimmery White card to be able to "watercolour" the flowers. You can currently get 30% off this cardstock in our March Frenzy. It has a subtle pearly sheen to it that I really can't do justice to in the pix.

Stamp sets: Fast and Fabulous, Occasional Greetings (sentiment)
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Shimmery White
Ink: Black Stazon, Melon Mambo, Old Olive
DSP: Lap of Luxury
Punches: Scallop Trim, 1-3/8" Circle
Other: Dazzling Diamonds

The card blank is an A6 portrait of Pretty in Pink. This was matted with a layer of Melon Mambo and then a strip of Lap of Luxury DSP was added to the upper section of the card front. Shimmery White card was cut to overlap the DSP and then punched with the Scallop Trim Border. The outline flowers were stamped with Black Stazon and then the overstamped with the solid flowers using Melon Mambo ink. An aquapainter was used to spread the ink and liven the colour up. The stems were coloured with an Old Olive marker and painted with the aquapainter again. Using Melon Mambo ink the sentiment was stamped in the lower right corner and once dry the main image was adhered to the front of the card. The large flower head was stamped twice onto the Shimmery White card using Black Stazon. Melon Mambo solid flower heads were overstamped and painted as for the main image. They were then punched out with the 1-3/8" Circle and then popped up on dimensionals on the card front. To finish, Dazzling Diamonds were added to all the flowers using Tombow.

Please email me to place your March Frenzy order or book a workshop with me.

Sara xx

1 comment:

Aileen said...

This is a lovely card Sara. x