Happy Wednesday! Well, I survived. Graduation is complete, my son also turned 18 over the weekend and I didn’t embarrass him with hysterics or other buffoonery. So we are settling into the idea of having a future college freshman on our hands. Yeah, glad I have stamping therapy!
For today, I have a combination card to share. I am using the brand new SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge combined with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches sketch designed by the always amazing Jen Mitchell. I even was lucky enough to have a guest in the craft room while I made it — my SISTER!!
I loved the colors and textures in the inspiration photo so naturally I went right to the Beautiful Books Stamp Set from SugarPea Designs. I stamped the book and glasses (one of my favorite elements) and added a bit of Copic Marker shading. I used Everyday Sentiments and the Sentiment Strips SugarCut for the sentiment. To mimic the stripes in the photo, I pulled out the Gradient Stripes Stencil and sponged on some light gray ink onto Fog Gray card stock. I thought it needed just a little more color so I sponged teal ink onto some vellum to put behind the book and a nice way to finish the sketch.
Thanks so much for stopping in today! I hope you will play along with both of these fun challenges. Remember the SugarPea one runs all month with a chance to win.