Happy Wednesday, folks! How's your week so far? Mine is good, just busy! Caleb is out of town for Music Camp, and my two year-old nephew is staying with us for the next couple of days. That should be interesting...it has been a LOOOONNNGG time since we've had a little one in our house! I'm sure he'll show us all the things we need to "childproof" and put up high. *chuckle*
Last night I sat down to stamp for a minute and noticed the Sketch Challenge had already been posted on Splitcoast. SCORE!
I apologize for the fuzzy sentiment...I took a new pic, but can't seem to get it right. Maybe it's the cardstock color? Either way, I'm having issues.
I've had this Three Dresses image from Serendipity colored for a while now, just waiting for the right card. The sketch this week was perfect! The image was stamped in Black Stazon ink on Fabriano Hot Press Watercolor Paper and colored with a waterbrush and reinkers. Once the ink was all dry, I added some detail with my Inkssentials Opaque White Gel Pen, then sponged around the edges with Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip ink. After adding a Chocolate Chip mat, I used my sewing machine to stitch around all the edges. The next panel is Barely Banana cardstock, embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing Folder, sponged with Cocoa and Chocolate ink, and stitched around the edges. For the panel across, I chose Prism Intense Pink, matted with Chocolate Chip and stitched to my Kraft base layer with a zig-zag stitch. After stamping the sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink, I decided I needed a little "something" for pizzaz, so I punched a Chocolate scalloped oval with one of my Marvy punches and cut it in half. After layering it onto the left side, just under the image, I punched a hole in it and tied some wide Olive Grosgrain ribbon around and in a knot. I love how it accents the image and sentiment without competing with either one.
Well, peeps, I better run...I have a feeling I won't get much done these next two days! *grin* Have a wonderful day, and I'll see ya later!