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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Caardvarks Challenge Sketch - Saturday

Wow... what a week of sketches. This has been good for me as a challenge... Using sketches every day is different for me as I usually go where the paper, stamp, inks take me...
Here is the final sketch for the Caardvarks Sketch Challenge: http://caardvarks.blogspot.com/

and here is my card:
Unusual for me because the main image is not stamped. It is this absolutely gorgeous vellum paper with a printed pattern from Kodomo Inc. called Peony Collage. Here is what it looks like unfortunately you can't see the sheer translucence in the picture. I usually don't buy too much pattern paper but this was a special sheet and I have been hoarding it and decided to pull it out and cut out the main peony.

I then tried to recreate it on the background by stamping my Flourishes Poppy stamps randomly across the background with an overlay of the Hero Arts Kanji Poem stamp. I slightly colored the edges and stems to emulate the vellum patterned paper colors.
I have colored my pearls before using sharpies and alcohol inks. I decided to try the Copics on the pearls to make the yellow seeds on my poppies. I was really pleased. The color with the Sharpies or the Alcohol inks was never consistent or the right shade. The Copics went on smoothly and provided a lovely color.
Products:
  • Kodomo Inc. - Peony Collage
  • Hero Arts - Kanji Poem
  • Flourishes - Poppy Patch
  • Ranger Distress Inks - Shabby Shutter
  • StaZon - Dove Grey
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Ribbon, Pearls - Unknown
Thanks for stopping by... Have a blessed Sunday
Suzz







10 comments:

  1. Good morning gorgeous! Love your lovely card.. You sure rocked the challenges!!!

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  2. Oh my did you ever create some beautiful background paper Sue... you work wonders! Surely that poppy stamp is not from Hero Arts?? Never seen it but I like it! Beautiful card!!

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  3. I see.... just had another read... the poem is Hero Arts and you stamped with the flourish poppy over the top.... where is the poppy from then??

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  4. What a dreamy card!! Love your pattern pp and I can see why you had to use it! Gorgeous in every way!

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  5. Wowza ... love how you spotlighted that gorgeous flower in your sketch design. Thanks for joining the SketchFest fun at Caardvarks.

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  6. hang on a second: are you saying the background is STAMPED?!?!??!!! holy flippin' macaroni (you should excuse the expression, but this is how we new jersians express our artistic admiration!) i solemnly SWEAR to you that i thought it was a coordinating paper to the main peony vellum from which you cut your focal flower...and even then, i thought it was a beautiful and amazing card! i doff my crafty chapeau to you, missus, once again you have rocked my world!!!

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  7. Es de lo mas creativo Suz, solo las grandes del scrap tienen esas ideas, me encanta y la tendré en cuenta para algún dia, precioso trabajo y gran lección. Besitos.

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  8. Oh wow! This is soft, elegant and absolutely beautiful!

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  9. You did a fantastic job with creating your background!! Love peonies, this card is so beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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