Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Concord & 9th and the Mini Misti

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Hi all!  Welcome to my stop on the Hop!  For my card, I wanted to try something newish that I've had in my head for a while.  My last post used the sketched look with an outline stamp image.  I wanted to try doing the sketched look with solid images.  Here's what I came up with:

I used the Toned Gray sketch book paper again, as well as the Grout Gray ink.  This time, instead of using just black and white pencils, I used 3 different colors and the black.  Also, I used Luminance pencils instead of Prismacolor pencils, and the Flourish stamp set from Concord & 9th.

I stamped the first step of all the images with the gray ink using the Mini MISTI to help line everything up perfectly, and then traced over them, using a very sketchy motion, with the different colors.  For the second step for the leaves and smaller flowers, I just added some detail with the black pencil.

For the bigger flowers, I actually used the Mini MISTI to help me stamp the second steps with the same gray ink right over the colored pencil.  I then traced over that second step with the same pink, but pressing harder, on the largest flower.  And for the second step on the larger blue flowers, I traced over with black.  Finally I added some black detail on the bottom of the pink flower.

I also stamped the Hello sentiment from the same set with the gray ink, and "sketched" over it with black.

I really like this look and had a lot of fun with this technique and this stamp set!

For the Hop, we're giving away a Mini MISTI!!  Woohoo!  The winner will be randomly drawn on Friday from everyone who leaves a comment on every hop post.  Here's the full list:

Maureen (You're here!)

I hope you like my card and now you're off to the awesomeness on the Concord & 9th blog!  TFL!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sketched Botanical Garden

Hi all!  Today I have a card for you using a popular technique these days - the sketched look.  I watched a couple other videos on how to do it and came up with my own slightly modified version.  Here's the card:

And here's the video:

Basically I just stamp the image and sentiment in a light gray, trace over all outlines with black, highlight with white, and then shade lightly with black to get more of a gray color.  I even trace over the sentiment to make the whole thing look hand drawn.

This is for the SSS Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday.  Hope you like it and TFL!

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