Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #454

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a great sketch by Debbie.  It will work for quick and easy cards as well cards you want to spend more time on.

My card this week features stamps from the Simon Says Stamp May kit as well as fun and easy technique.  My pictures aren't great - it has been rainy and gray for over a week and a half now and it doesn't look like it's changing any time soon.

I stamped the flowers using Distress Inks in Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Evergreen Bough, Stormy Sky, Peeled Paint and Dried Marigold.  I decided to make my sentiment the focal image and made the banner piece just a little embellishment by stamping with the zig-zag border stamp also in the set.

Now the technique I decided to try was to make this look like it was painted.  A long time ago and I mean a very long time ago, Stampin' Up! used to have this medium that would go well on paper with a paint brush and you'd see the brushstrokes thus giving it a painted look.  So I thought I would try it using Nuvo Crystal Drops - Morning Dew (clear).  I painted this one and it worked!  Now granted it work better and the effect more pronounced if it was on a very colorful, dark piece.

Hopefully you can see the strokes, you kind of can on the bottom part in the picture below.  Darn weather!  In real life, this looks really cool!

I did watercolor a piece last night and applied the same technique, but when I overstamped the image, it didn't line up exactly so it's blurry.  I still tried it but I won't show it because it might cause sea-sickness just looking at it.

Please come join us at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog for this fun challenge.

Be sure to go visit the design team blogs, too.  They made some really awesome cards.

3 Encouraging Thoughts:

VineArtist said...

It looks super on my computer. I love the colors and the using the zig zag was a great idea...I really like SSS kits!

Patti said...

What a neat brush technique Melissa + I love the cheerful colors and who wouldn't LOVE opening a card and seeing that sentiment!!??

Carol L said...

Beautiful floral colors and a heart-warming sentiment make for one very pretty card! NJ!

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