1/16/2019 Update: Top Three at Atlantic Hearts #298.
1/13/2019 Update: Favorite of the week ending January 13 at Splitcoast Stampers.
Sketches are such a great inspiration for creating cards. I especially like to start with a sketch and then go with my own interpretation. This sketch came from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #298. The challenge is currently underway through Sunday, January 13.
In pencil, I lightly drew the flowers and leaves onto cardstock for alcohol ink, colored the drawings with Copic markers, outlined them with a black pen and fussy cut them. I die cut three rings - one white, one black and one Mink. A strip of dotted paper was cut. The items were placed onto a panel of Mink cardstock, adhering directly or using foam tape. I drew the stems with a black pen. The entire panel was then adhered to a black card base. A few clear droplets were added. The inside was lined with a Mink panel and decorated with a flower and leaf. A sentiment can be added anytime. I selected the colors based on an old Tic-Tac-Toe color challenge.
For great sketch challenges visit the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog. You'll be glad you did!
Techniques: Hand drawing, coloring, die cutting, fussy cutting
Inks: Copic Alcohol Markers, black journaling pen
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic Black; CTMH Mink; Spectrum Noir for alcohol ink
Paper: Stampin' Up! "Modern Medley" Collection (retired)
Dies: Gina K nesting and stacking circle dies
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape); droplets from stash