Jul 14, 2008

GinaK's Sketch Challenge

Card Details: Friendship Blooms (GKD), Cardstock: SU, K&Co. dsp; Black stazon, Peerless Watercolors, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug & Embossing folder, Paper piercer, Inkssentials White Pen, prima flower, SU felt flower, K&Co, Jeweled brad, Hero Arts red jewels, CrafT Pastel Embossing Paste, SU pink marker & spritzer, Sakura Clear & Glitter Pen

Good morning!

I made these two cards last night with GinaK's sketch challenge in mind. As you can see, I turned her sketch sideways for my first card. The image is colored in with my Peerless Watercolors. These watercolors are so bright which is perfect for the fun K&Co. Paper that I wanted to use.

I also used her paper piecing tutorial she shared last week on her blog. I stamped the vase on a coordinating scrap paper, glued it down, and then covered it with Sakura's Clear Glaze pen for a subtle shine. To add some pink shine, I rubbed my pink embossing paste on the edge of my oval and then spritzed pretty in pink marker over it all to help soften everything.

Card Details: Friendship Blooms (GKD), Cardstock: SU, Bazzil Textured, K&Co. dsp, Watercolor; Prima Flowers, India Black Ink; Prisma Watercolor Pencils, Aqua painter, Versamark, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Jeweled Brads, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Button, SU pink gingham & silver cording, SU square punch

My second card is another variation of her sketch. I had a large scrap of watercolor paper that I wanted to use, but it was too narrow for my petite oval nestability - so I cut part of the oval out and glued the image to the fold side of the card. Now it looks like I meant to do it like that, not that I was being lazy and just using up scraps! LOL!

After I finished coloring the image with my Watercolor pencils, I smooshed Versamark ink over the entire oval and then sprinkled it with Iridescent Ice Embossing powder. This technique is called Dazzling Diamond Dust - a tutorial that I learned years ago on Splitcoast. It's super sparkly in real life!

Have a great day!


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