Happy Wednesday to you! I get to share the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge with you and I’m in love with this one. The amazing Jen Brum is our sketch hostess and she has a really fresh and creative challenge for us this week. And shockingly, I mostly just stuck to the simple directions, haha!
Back in December I was lucky enough to be one of the winners of a prize from the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I won a gift card from Gina K. Designs!! I resisted using it right away (wow, was that hard!!) but held onto it to find just the right thing. And the right thing I found! I just ordered the Hearts and Flowers StampTV Kit and it arrived last week. Needless to say, it called out to be used on this sketch!
I stamped the flower insides first in Versafine Onyx Black ink and then positioned the flowers to layer on top. After inking with Gina K’s Dye Inks, I spritzed before I stamped to create an easy watercolor feel. I let the flowers dry and the hand painted the banner using the Blue Lagoon Ink by Gina K. After the banner was dry, I added a sentiment from the stamp sets. To add a little more texture, I splattered on some black ink and added some black rhinestones. The watercolor panel is cut using a stitched rectangle. I cut yellow base to match the card size. No border on the front but a pop of color when you open the card. Somehow this is really appealing to me lately…a way to have the clean front but still have an extra surprise.
Well, off to see all the marvelous creations from the team!! This is a sketch that can be perfect with whatever little shapes you want to use. Hope you have fun with it and looking forward to seeing you in the gallery!! Thanks for stopping in!
Supplies (affiliate links included):
Stamp: Hearts and Flowers StampTV Kit (Gina K. Designs); Paper: Fabriano Extra White Watercolor, Wild Dandelion (Gina K); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Wild Dandelion (Gina K), Passionate Pink (Gina K), Blue Lagoon (Gina K); Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Misti