Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Well I'll have to settle for cards featuring beach scenes for now. Cards! I've missed spending some time making cards and last night I finally had some free time to just create...just for fun. Sweet 'n Sassy is featuring today's sketch challenge on Splitcoast and I just loved the sketch...Hello? Banners? Why yes, I'd love to play along! I'm in love with banners lately!
I grabbed some summery feeling paper from My Minds Eye and my Ocean Paradise stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy and got crafty! I started by cutting all of my cardstock. This is what I love about sketches; I can cut all of the cardstock and have it ready to assemble when I'm finished with the main image panel...perfect! I then stamped my beach scene, using black Memento Ink, and then grabbed my Distress Markers...'cause summer just seems to go with watercoloring, right?
To color the image, I first scribbled with my markers onto a non-stick craft sheet and then used a watercolor brush to pick up the color and apply it to the image. This is my preferred watercolor method when using the markers as I feel like they don't bleed enough when you apply the color first to the paper and then try to blend with the brush.
Then I assembled and added a few tiny gold pearls...Easy peasy and oh so beachy!
Enjoy and why not try out today's sketch challenge...