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 🙂