Sunday, 5 December 2010

CES Challenge #15 - Sketch

My entry for the CES sketch challenge this week.

All stamps - the poppies, trees, flourishes and sentiment are from Sheena Douglass' new range - A Little Bit Sketchy.

The base card is A5 in size and dark brown.

The background is a piece of kitchen roll which has been used over many week to mop up ink and glimmer mists from my non-stick mat. Never waste a thing is my motto.

The dry kitchen roll was backed with card to make it more robust and trimmed to size. Gold ribbon was wrapped round it before it was mounted on the card.

For the poppies: A piece of plain white smooth paper was coloured with 3 different Distress inks. Water was splashed onto the paper and lifted off again with a tissue to remove patches of the colour. The whole thing was then sprayed with Glimmer mist and allowed to dry. The poppies were stamped with Timber Brown Stazon and the poppy heads coloured with Aquamarkers. These were then cut out with Circular Nestabilities and mounted on Gold Mirror card also cut to shape with scalloped Nestabilities.

The sentiment was stamped onto watercolour card in the same Stazon, coloured over with Distress inks, trimmed to size and mounted on gold mirror card.

The flourish layer was simply stamped with brown ink, coloured with Distress inks and trimmed to size.

The main image was stamped onto watercolour card with Adirondack Espresso ink and a damp brush was used draw the ink into the picture to tint it.

All the individual elements were mounted onto the card either with double sided tape or Pinflair glue.

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  1. Morning Shirl, You are brilliant....I mean....KITCHEN fab is card is fabulous, and the image is

  2. What a fabulous Idea to use kitchen Roll, its made a gorgeous backing paper and your images are beautiful to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

  3. A lovely card Shirl, what a great idea with the litchen towel. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

  4. So beautiful Shirl...fabulous idea with the kitchen roll.
    Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  5. Did I just read right??? that is a great idea..using kitchen roll... your card is wonderful hun...thanks for playing at CES XX


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