Where is the time flying to. Suddenly summer's over and it's time for another sketch challenge at the Watercooler Challenge.
This sketch #WCC31 was designed by the very talented paper crafter, Heidi Weaver. If you're into cards or layouts with lots of layers then this one will be right up your alley.
I decided to combine this great sketch with the colour challenge at Colour Me. It's colour challenge CMCC#86 and showcases Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Cajun Craze and Tangerine Tango with a neutral of your own choice. I chose to combine these colours with Whisper White.
Here's my entry:
My card started with a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Whisper White card base scored at 4 1/4". The first mat measuring 5 1/4 x 4" is cut from Pool Party and I sponged around the edges with the same ink.
The next mat measures 5 x 3 3/4". I started with a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 sheet of Whisper White card stock and stamped a random pattern with Sponge Daubers in the four challenge colours. Some dots were full strength and others were stamped off almost to opaqueness. I also used the dotted image from the Watercolour Wings stamp set and stamped it over the circles in Lost Lagoon ink. Once all the stamping was done I cut the paper down to the above size for the mat. I also die cut the three butterflies with the Butterflies Thinlet Dies.
|Note: If I was making this card again, I think I would have changed how I used the Tangerine Tango, because it's simply too bright a card stock and overwhelms the left side of the card creating an imbalance. In retrospect, I should have have die cut the large Butterfly image and placed it as the bottom layer of the Butterfly stack. I would have then substituted a strip of Lost Lagoon for the Tangerine Tango banner and probably embossed it with the large Polka Dot TIEF, to mimic the circles on the background paper, instead of using the smaller Perfect Polka Dots TIEF which is now retired.|
|I stamped the sun burst from the Kinda Eclectic Stamp set on a 2 3/4 x 2 3/4" piece of Whisper White. It makes a nice background design. In retrospect I should have stamped it using Versa Mark and Lost Lagoon inks and then heat set it with clear embossing powder.|
|Kind of Eclectic Stamp Set comes in wood or clear mount.|
|For the inside of the card I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment the butterflies and the border strip using images from the Basic Butterfly stamp set.|
|I think I've fallen in love with the Boho Chic Embossing folder. It's one of my favourites this season. It looks great layered over other images or on it's own. In this picture you can see a bit more of the background paper that I stamped with all the sketch colours. Background papers are so much fun to make.|
Stamp Sets: Butterfly Basics, Kinda Eclectic, Watercolour Wings
Ink: Cajun Craze, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango
Card Stock: Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Big Shot, Trimmer, Perfect Polka Dots(R) and Boho Chic Embossing Folders, Basic Butterflies Thinlet Dies, Basic Rhinestones, Silver Charm (R), Dazzling Details, adhesive and dimensionals.
Well I hope you enjoyed today's colour and sketch challenges. There's still a little bit of time to play along so if you want to get in on the fun, please click on the Watercooler Challenge or the Colour Me Challenge or both to find out the details.
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