Welcome back, stamping friends to another sketch challenge with the Paper Craft Crew!
Congratulations to last week’s challenge top picks – it is wonderful to see all of you take the plunge, and show off your talents! I love visiting your pages to have a good look at your designs, and try my best to leave a comment on each submission. We do appreciate your participation! 🙂
This week’s sketch challenge is lots of fun – have a look:
There’s lots to work with in this sketch. I decided to use a new stamp set – dare I say ‘a new favourite’ – I think they’re all new favourites!
This stamp set is called Awesomely Artistic – and I do really think it’s awesome! I just love the variety of images in this set, that can be used in so many ways.
To start, I cut a small piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the flower image using StazOn black ink. I then used my Blender Pen and Rich Razzleberry ink to colour the flowers; I started out with a light hand, then went back and added in the darker shadowing. I coloured the leaves again with a Blender Pen and started with Pear Pizzazz in, then added the shading with the Blender Pen and Old Olive ink. I created the frame for the flower image by using my Squares Framelits and Rich Razzleberry cardstock, layered using Stampin’ Dimensionals. That was placed over a panel of Delightful Dijon cardstock, and the whole piece added to a piece of Bohemian Designer Series Paper.
I double wrapped these layers with the 1/8″ Gold Ribbon before attaching it to the card base of Rich Razzleberry cardstock. To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment frame in Delightful Dijon on Very Vanilla cardstock, then stamped the word ‘Friend’ in Rich Razzleberry ink. It was hand cut, and attached using Dimensionals. I knew as soon as I started designing this card that I wanted to use the dragonfly – and I wanted to make it special. I stamped it in Versamark and Bermuda Bay ink onto Vellum paper, then covered it with Heat & Stick Powder, and heated it with the Heat Tool. Then I covered it with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter, zapped it with the Heat Tool for a few more seconds, then hand cut it and used a Glue Dot to attach it to the sentiment.
Here’s a close up of the dragonfly – just ‘cuz I love it!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my card for this sketch challenge; I do hope you’ll head over to the Paper Craft Crew page and see what the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration (I’ve seen them – they’re awesome!! 😉 ) If you have time, I love to read any comments you care to leave!
Thanks for visiting – until next time, happy stamping!