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!

We'll see you over at the challenge blog!

6 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!

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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