Unscripted Sketches #187


This is my final rush to a deadline this week … and it’s for Unscripted Sketches.  If you haven’t been for a visit, do go and check out all the wonderful examples from the Design Team, as well as every sketch there has been since the very beginning … what a resource for ideas… this is #187!

My card is a slight variation on a theme, because I used a circle rather than an oval, but the gist of the sketch is there.  I tried a couple of new things with the embossing and inking.  The embossing folder is Swiss Dots, but it doesn’t look like it … it was run through the Cuttlebug once, then displaced, and run through again … I thought it’d be snow-ish!  The snowman was coloured with Promarkers and then I used a sponge that already had plenty of dried ink on it …  it took on a whole new boost of energy once spritzed (wouldn’t it be good if spritzing worked that well for us too!).  I just dabbed it really lightly around the circle and the ‘sky’ … the aim was to create a sense of movement with the mottling (a bit like a snowglobe) … it’s not too clear in the small photo, but it’s much better on the bigger one!  I’ve done very little inking and am always impressed by the examples I find out in blogland, so it was good to have a bit of an experiment and see what I could do … I’m not unhappy with the results!

Here’s what I used:  Cardstock: Docrafts, Crafter’s Companion,  Embossing: Cuttlebug/Swiss Dots EF,  Image: Debbi Moore Designs,  Colours: Promarkers,  Ink: Marvy le Plume Watercolour Pen, Baker’s Twine: Stash.

That’s it for now, I’ll be back tomorrow with an offering for CASology.  In the meantime, thanks so much for coming by … Anita 🙂

6 thoughts on “Unscripted Sketches #187

  1. Geri Greening

    What a fabulous card and clever idea! I never would have thought to run paper through an embossing folder a second time! This totally doubles the versatility of folders! Great end result too. I love the shading. Perfectly done – no blotches, just nice smooth transition from dark to light. The baker’s twine in red & blue ties in perfectly with the colors! Sweet job. I’m glad that you made the deadline for the Unscripted sketch 🙂

    Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 19:18:33 +0000 To: ggreener@mymts.net

  2. Kelly Griglione

    Hahaha, I was staring at your card trying my hardest to figure out what embossing folder you used! It’s kinda like swiss dots, but not really …. well it’s a good thing I gave up and continued on to read your post. It works so well going through a second time! Very snowy!


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