Friday, March 19, 2010

Asian Artistry

Good Morning Everyone! Well to another Sketch Challenge from Stamping 411.

This week the sketch is a bit different, I hope you will play along.

Here is the sketch:

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…and my interpretation.

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Actually I got a lovely card from my friend Rose Ann for my Birthday that inspired me for this. She used the same set and the bird was so-o-o-o cool I had to try it myself. Rose Ann’s was  more of a teal, so I decided I couldn’t case her entirely so I’d do red, after all it does give it an Asian flair.

So I inked up my image with two markers…..One red and one Always Artichoke. Did the Bird in Red and the leave in Artichoke. Huffed on it to reactivate the ink and stamped it on Watercolor Paper. then I blended the color with my Aqua Painter.

I had a scrap of Watercolor Paper left so took the symbol stamp and stamped it to create the Vertical strip on the card…then adhered some ribbon to next to it. I used 1/4” black grosgrain but used two strips of it. The bow is actually done in Black Satin as I had it sitting on my desk and it was done…it compliments it well. I then stamped the dragonfly in Versamark on the left open side of the card just to give it dimension and a bit of texture.

The dimensions for the card are:

Red base 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”….Black Mat 3 1/4 x 2 1/8 and the watercolor paper is 2 x 3 1/8…the scrap was pieced together under the image as it wasn’t long enough. So don’t throw those away!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you all participate in the challenge this week..…..and as always…..

Have a Stampinglee Good Day!

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10 comments:

Patti Chesky said...

Lee, I love the shading on the bird. Another fabulous asian-inspired card!!! Love it!!!!

Selene Kempton said...

I love this card! I really like all the little extra touches you gave to this Lee.. Just gorgeous!!!

Beracahvalley said...

Nice artwork!!!

Beracahvalley said...

Nice artwork!

Connie Babbert said...

Awesome card, Lee! LOVE the pop of red and black and your gorgeous bow!

Sara Storey said...

I like how you colored the bird ... it's neat to see how much variation you're able to accomplish with a single color. Very artistic!

Frenchie said...

HI LEE FIRST I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT'S ON 411. I LOOK FORWARD TO THEM. NOW YOUR CARD'S ALL VERY PRETTY AND INSPIRING. THANK YOU FOR SHARING.

Frenchie said...

MISS LEE NO THE BACK GROUND PAPPER IS 12X12 PLAYFUL BLUE BY MARTHA STEWARD AT WAL-MART.....I DID PASS IT THROUGH MY CUTTLEBUG AND THEN USED DAZZLING DIAMONDS ON IT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL COMMENT......

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

Hello Darlin
(that's my little song to you he he )
cause you bring such music to my life
truly love this card
The asian feel is just soooooooo beautiful - you did such an awesome job - so sorry for not having dropped it to your blog for a few days!
Thank you for always inspiring us with your amazing talent

Kris said...

beautiful!