I have to admit that this weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches made me think. Kim Singdahlsen always has the coolest cards and her groupings are one of the reasons. And this week she gave us a challenge that allows us to try the same idea. Once I narrowed down that I wanted to used a stamp set (and which one) things got a bit easier for me.
I stamped these pretty images from Altenew’s Botanical Garden set onto watercolor paper and then colored them with my Zig Markers. These markers allow for such pretty shading super fast! Then I cut them by hand and started playing around with the arrangement. I realized that a doily (these are retiring so stock up) was perfect for the sketch and to help ground the flowers a bit. I used the sentiment from another Altenew set because it seems perfect for many occasions. I played a little more with the placement and finally got things how I wanted them. The butterfly is popped up on a Dimensional to add even more emphasis on him. Finally I added some Basic Pearls. These seem to be the right touch for the elegant images.
Supplies (affiliate links included):
Stamps: Botanical Garden (Altenew), Beautiful Day (Altenew); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (sentiment), WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Zig Clean Color Markers ; Paper: Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, Crumb Cake; Accessories: Zig BrusH2O Detailer, Tea Lace Doily, Basic Pearls (SU)