Saturday, August 18, 2007
Sketch challenges are such a good way to expand your stamping style. I tend to lay my cards out in the same manner without even thinking about it. Thankfully no one points this out to me. (You all are so kind!) I really need to make sure that I do at least one sketch challenge a week. Last night I start two fun sketches and here is what I finally ended up with.
The first is from Meg, she's Laura's six year old daughter, over at Whirlpool of Imagination. I might try this one again with less white. :-) I used papers and stamps from The Angel Company for this card. The inks were all Versa Magic Chalk and the faux stitching was done with a Souffle' pen.
The second card was a layout from Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #15. I didn't intentionally choose my card to match her cowboy them. I started off with scraps from Basic Grey's Montifica 12x12 papers from dare I say it... a year ago. I've been holding on to them for too long. I think I bought them right after signed up to be a TAC demonstrator which was not quite two years ago. I love having my Wings! All the stamps with this card are from The Angel Company also except for the shadow oval. I actually made that from leftover rubber earlier this year. It comes in handy from time to time too. My handsome cowboy adn background was colored with Prisma Colored Pencils and blended with Gamsol. I use scalloped scissors to make the edging and I used the Souffle' pen to add accents of color here and there. This card was stamped with Palette ink and distressed with multiple Versa Magic Chalk inks.