Friday, July 20, 2012

Stamping 411 Sketch #265~Play Along

Hi Everyone,
I’ve got a fun card for  your today. I hope you like it
We’ve got a great sketch today, I really had a lot of fun with this one. A Big Thanks to Selene and Gretchen for continuing to come up with fabulous sketches for us to play with.
Here is the sketch:
….and my interpretation.
SAM_0781I love the new Big Background Stamp called Pleasant Poppies. It’s not just for backgrounds you know. I stamped this beauty on Watercolor Paper and used my neglected Watercolor Pencils and colored in by starting the coloring using a mustard tone on all the  flowers. I then went over with a reddish orange for the poppies leaving a bit of the yellow showing. I moved the color around using my Aqua Painter. Love to color like this.
  • The card base is Vanilla and cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 
  • I used the new Large Scallop Edgelit to cut the bottom
  • The Image was stamped on Watercoler paper and then cut to a 3” circle. The mat to a 3 1/4 circle and it’s Old Olive.
  • The Polka Dot Mat using Polka Dot Parade is cut to 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 and and then mounted on Old Olive cut to 1 5/8 c 5 5/8.
  • I did a double loop bow using Vanilla Seam Binding and attaching to the back of the polka dot mat. Then attached to the card base.
  • I cut another polka dot piece to place on the inside and peek out the bottom. It’s cut to 3/4 x 5 1/2…love this look.
  • I then popped the circle up with dimensionals.
  • I went back and took my Bashful Blue Marker and drew a light line around the images and stems and then blended with my aqua painter to make the image pop. Hope you like it.
That’s it for today. I hope you’ll think about playing this week. It’s an awesome sketch. Just go through you stamps or catalog and see what fits in a circle….you’ll be half way there.
Have fun and see you next time.

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Jenny Engelke said...

Oh my gosh, Lee! This is so gorgeous, striking, and playful all at the same time! I love the green polkadot paper against the white, and the watercolored poppies really "pop"! Everything is perfect, right down to that neat bow. Fabulous!

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irishgalkelly said...

Beautiful Lee! I like your watercoloring and color choices. This is a really pretty stamp. Great card in perfect Lee style!

Mitzi said...

Beautiful card, Lee. I forget about my watercolor pencils. I'll have to get them out again. Thanks!

Vicki B. said...

Simply stunning!!!! Love that poppy stamp and you did an amazing job with it!!

RitaR said...

This is a beauty! Thank you for sharing your coloring techniques! I have this stamp on order and will have to try this.

Catherine Pooler said...

Lee! Congrats on winning the Heart of Stampin' Up award! What an incredible honor.
Loving these sketches, too, btw...maybe I need to participate!

See you in Sept!

Jenn said...

Congratulations on the award! I was so very happy for you :) You absolutely deserve it!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations Lee! I'm so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! Love the way you've colored the flowers!! Congrats on your award too!! :)

~ Jo ~ said...

Hello Lee!
I have found your blog through Vick's blog (Its a stamp thing)and love your work! This card is beautiful!!! I love the polka-dotted paper and the stamp you used. Love your bow too, you tie them beautifully! I am also your newest follower via email. I would love it if you could possibly stop by my blog and become a follower too! I'm trying to grow my blog and could use some more followers.. =)

Thanks a bunch!