Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz

My preoccupations seem to take me away from blogging despite my good intentions.  Another week 's challenge has posted at The Outlawz, based on our new sketch which is:


 For the month of August the Design Team has been using wonderful images from our sponsor, Oak Pond Creations.  The image I used is called Georgia's Daisies and I wanted my card to be in colors for fall, rather than having a more summery feel. It was sort of fun to color the flowers with shades of reddish browns....something I don't usually do.  And for a change, I let the design paper come first, rather than coloring an image and then trying to find the perfect paper for it. This is what I came up with:

Hope you will come on over and check out what the rest of the DT members were inspired to do with this sketch.  Lots of beautiful inspiration!

On a different note, here are two cards which I have recently made using the Hero Arts Tall Flowers cling stamp.  The first was made for Lisa's Scramble earlier in the month and the challenge was to be use shades of teal plus one other accent color and to be a card of encouragement.  Seems like I need a lot of this type of card these days, so I ended up making a second card with this pretty HA stamp.  

 The cards were created very differently, just embossing on the first which made for a quick card.  The second one was a little more involved.....distress inked background on water color paper and the image then stamped and white embossed.  I then took a wet paint brush and "painted" the flowers and leaves with water.  While the sections were wet, I "lifted" or removed the color with a paper towel.  After the petals and leaves were light enough to show up, I splattered water drops on the panel as well as stamped random spots in the same colors of distress inks.

I am entering both cards in the August monthly challenge at a site which is new to me...a2z scrapbooking and the challenge is to create cards of encouragement.  

Hope everyone is enjoying the last bit of summer.  Where did the summer go?

1 comment:

  1. Oops! Looks like I came to the wrong spot to see yoru Copic Cards! I didn't realize you really were a bit behind on your blog posts! LOL! It made me smile! :)