If you saw last week’s post you’ll already be aware that I’m guest designing this month for Sketch Saturday. For this week’s sketch the challenge is sponsored by LeAnn’s World 101, which is another new-to-me digi stamp company. You can see the sketch graphic below, and be sure to head over to the challenge page to see how the rest of the team interpreted it.
My focal image for this card is the Biker Chic digi from our sponsor LeAnn’s World 101. I printed it out onto some alcohol marker friendly paper then coloured in with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers. I went with white, pink and blue for my colour scheme. I did have a little trouble working out what was what behind the girl, but I just referred to the coloured up image on the shop page to be able to understand it all. Once my colouring was finished I fussy cut it out, leaving a narrow white border around the edge.
I then moved on to my card base. I created a mask from a piece of printer paper, using a little square die to cut out the sections of the sketch. I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue on the back of the mask to make it repositionable, then pressed it onto my kraft card base. I blended through the square windows with a little Wild Honey Distress Oxide towards the bottom of each window, then filled out the rest with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide.
Having finished my ink blending I removed my mask. Whilst I liked the colour of the squares I felt they were getting a bit lost in the background, so I decided to add some stitched detail around each square to help them stand out a bit. I used my white gel pen to do this, which also helped to pull in the white of the image. I did use my ruler as I added the lines, to ensure that the stitching was straight.
Next I used a banner die to cut a snippet of kraft card stock, then white heat embossed my sentiment on to it. The sentiment is from The Greeting Farm’s Kitty Stacks stamp set. I adhered the banner to the card base with double-sided tape, then used a mixture of tape and my glue pen to add the fussy cut image to the card.
I stayed fairly faithful to the sketch for this card. I’ll be honest, at first I wasn’t sure what I would do with this sketch, but I’m happy with what I came up with in the end. Sometimes it’s fun to create a more interpretive design, but sometimes it can be nice to stick with the sketch more clearly. I love how the Distress Oxides look against the kraft card base, especially with the white stitching detail which helps them to pop. Do make sure to head over to the challenge site to see what the rest of the team made, and link up for your chance to win the prize from our sponsor!
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