Happy weekend to you!! I hope you are having a great one! I had a little time to stamp yesterday and I wanted to join in some fun challenges. First, I saw an incredibly cool sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch and I decided to combine it with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge to use Ombre in your card.
I had the feathers out on my desk still from the FMS Challenge this week so that was my starting place. Instead of using the stamp set that coordinates, I only used the Fancy Feathers Dies (Lil’ Inker Designs) and cut a couple out of Fabriano Watercolor Paper. Then using Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry (sounds like a tasty summer treat, doesn’t it?!), I colored to create a graduated ombre look to the feathers. After they were dry, I spritzed on a little water to add to the look. For the sentiment I went in reverse and inked up the watercolor paper first (same colors) and then cut it out with a little bonus die that I got from Taylored Expressions with an order….love the size and font on this one! Then on to the sketch. I found this one intriguing but challenging. I thought this curved stitched die from the Border Builders set (Lil’ Inker Designs) did a pretty good job of approximating the sketch so I cut some more watercolor paper with it and put in on a Tangerine Tango (SU) card base. Finally I added the White Perfect Accents (backs removed) to finish.
Well, off to see what the weekend holds. Thanks for stopping in today. See you soon!
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress (Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry); Paper: Fabriano Watercolor, Tangerine Tango (SU); Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Feathers Dies (LID), Border Builders Dies (LID), Joy Die (TE), Zig Water Pen, Dimensionals, White Perfect Accents (SU)