You want to know a something funny? Even after all these years of being with Freshly Made Sketches, it makes me a little nervous to be the sketch designer. The team has a running joke about struggling to work with one’s own sketch. Crazy, right? You see we create our sketches on paper or digitally and in all degrees of “doneness” so it can come as a surprise when you get to your own and you don’t really have a plan. Well, this week, I actually had a bit of a plan! YAY!!
As you may have gathered, I’m the designer for this week’s challenge and I went with a pretty classic vibe and an off center sentiment panel. I made the focal panel a bit smaller so that the back panel can be the star, or a part of the design, or a simple base. For me, I chose to use is as part of the design with a spotlight effect. Using my trusty MISTI, I stamped on the base of my card using the Let’s Shake Our Tail Feathers stamp from Picket Fence Studios. Then I flipped the base around 180 degrees and stamped again. I did the same on a single panel that was the same size as the base to start. Then I colored the panel using Copic Markers in purples and blues. I probably colored a little more than I needed because I wasn’t sure how much I was going to cut down. Once I was done coloring, I trimmed off equal amounts from each side until the balance looked right. I love that pop of color with the detailing of the image! I added a sentiment from the Forgot to Say Thank You set by stamping in Versamark and embossing in white.
I hope that you will enjoy using the sketch and I know you will love seeing what the design team has created with it. Thanks so much for stopping in today and I will see you again soon!