Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #438

Hello! Thank you for stopping by blog.  The latest revisited sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a great one by Debbie.  I really like this sketch because it has so many possibilities.  A true blank canvas.  I also like the angle of the focal point.

My card features an older set by Sweet n Sassy Stamps.  I tried finding it on their website, but it looks like it may be retired.

I haven't used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers in awhile it was just time I played a little.  I used the A2 scalloped note card die set from Papertrey Ink to make the card base and focal image.  I stamped the image onto Bristol smooth paper and did some really easy watercolor.  I am by no means any good at watercolor but this way is super easy and super quick.  I used Versa-Fine Black Onyx ink, colored the image and allowed to dry on it's own.  When completely dry - meaning I came back to it days later, I over stamped the image using the same ink (I kept the stamp in my MISTI) and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I also added a sentiment the same way.

I decided the base of the card needed just a bit of texture but I didn't have anything here at home so I picked up this really inexpensive background stamp at Joann's - $4.99 but it was on sale for 30% off and then I had a coupon for 20% off my total purchase, including sale items.  You cannot go wrong with that!  Made the stamp about $2.80.  Not to shabby!  I haven't stamped with a stamp on a woodblock in years!  I didn't like it.  LOL  As you can see, I didn't line it up well.

Here's a closer look at that coloring.  I used 4 markers and a water brush.

Thank you, again, for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit the design team - they did an amazing job.  They always do!

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5 Encouraging Thoughts:

Carol L said...

The flowers are colored beautifully and I love the die-cut scalloped/stitched edges too! Very pretty card and I like your trick for embossing after drying! Very smart!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

No matter what you went to achieve this card it is really beautiful, love the stamp and how you have coloured it. A Super card.

Patti said...

Your coloring is beautiful and the embossing over it - PRIMO!! I've been thinking about Zig Real Brushes so long but never pulled the trigger (yet). Same with stitched dies, I really want some of those too but can't decide what shape to get. I guess not making up my mind is saving me a little $'s in this case :)

Debbie said...

This is so beautiful, Melissa!! Your water coloring is wonderful, and that's a neat idea to keep the stamp in the MISTI and emboss after!
(I don't have a lot of wooden stamps, but when I use them, I use my Stampamajig, but it's still a challenge to get it right! I'm spoiled with my mini MISTI!)

Janice M said...

Love the scalloped/stitched edge combo, so pretty! I still love my wooden stamps but they are a little harder to line up. I think SNSS left all those older flower images/stamps go back to the designer? She had her own blog/store for awhile but think that closed now too.

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