Saturday, May 15, 2010

Fun Sketch Challenge to Play Along With

I hopped on over to Card Patterns Weekly Sketch Challenge to see what fun things they had in store for the weekend. It looked like fun, so I decided to make a card.

I was digging through my demo box looking for inspiration, and found a cornocupia transparency that I had already glittered up and had semi finished. I know... fall is six months away! But would you believe that I am already illustrating Halloween and Fall right now? So, I have already been in the mood for cooler weather and the turning of the leaves. Although, living in AZ, you do have to travel a bit to see the leaves changing.

To make this card. I first colored the transparency with copic markers (working on the back side). Once colored, I pulled out my clear drying glue and applied to the back side of the transparency over what I had colored with the markers. Next, I sprinkled silver glitter over the glue, set aside and let dry.

Once dry, I mounted to a piece of paper that had been distressed. I then layered onto green and tan card stocks as shown.

I used the colors of the transparency as my color guide for the rest of the card. I pulled out red mulberry, and sage papers to punch the little leaves and flowers.

I layered all elements onto leaf patterned paper and finished with a mulberry ribbon, buttons and a paper flower, and stamped "Thinking of You" at the bottom.

4 comments:

  1. This is one awesome card. Love all the details, colors, and your creative style on this challenge.

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  2. Those leaves used as scallops are fabulous! The colors are great too!

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  3. This is really cute! I love those leaves you added.

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  4. I like how you used the leaves for the scallops in the sketch. Great job.

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