Monday, April 15, 2013

Nature Walk - Sketch Challenge (TSSC259)

Welcome back to the Technostamper Sketch Challenge! What do you think of this week's sketch? I was inspired by so many ideas for this sketch! Check out my card:

I have challenged myself to work through my least-loved stamps and share them with you while I can! Of course I love them ALL but some are used more than others. When I sit down to make a card I tend to start with my stamp, then I choose my Designer Series Paper/card stock colors, then end with any necessary embellishments.

I started with my Nature Walk stamp set and thought Comfort Cafe just sounded like the perfect DSP to coordinate with this set. (I also added a little of the now retired Sycamore Street DSP!)

Nature Walk Stamp Set

Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper

I started with a standard card base from Baja Breeze (5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored in half at 4-1/4"). The next layer is the Top Note die-cut from Midnight Muse. Then I used scraps from Comfort Cafe and Sycamore Street DSP to cut the ends of my Top Note die and then cut around the dotted lines to allow the Midnight Muse to be a matting piece. I covered the overlap of DSP with Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribon.

I stamped the bird onto a 1-3/4" x 3" Very Vanilla card stock using Soft Suede and then using my Blender Pen I pulled in the color from the stamped image to fill in the white areas of the image. I also took my Summer Starfruit marker and squiggled a lit bit of color onto some scratch paper and using my Blender Pen I pulled some color from the color squiggle and used to to add a little color to the beak and legs. and matted it with Midnight Muse card stock (2" x 3-1/4"). When you are using card stock (instead of watercolor paper) you want to be sure not to rub too much with your Blender Pen or you will start to see fibers of the paper come off and/or the ink image will start to fade the more you rub the Blender Pen.) I stamped the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes and popped up this panel with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I finished off the card by punching 3 flowers with the Itty Bitty Punch Pack from Baja Breeze card stock. I lightly sponged the edges of the flowers and then used Patty Bennett's trick to add dimension to the flowers with the end of my old-style paper piercer (or you could use a pencil eraser). It's amazing how much it bends the fibers and how stiff the edges are with this simple technique! Then I attached the flowers with glue dots and added a small Basic Pearl Jewel to the flowers and attached the Top Note piece to my card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.

We would love for you to share your project using the sketch above. Link your project on Mary Jo's blog (see below) and don't forget to look at all the other projects completed by the other Design Team members!

Mary Jo Price-Williams - Technostamper
Nicole Tegrul - Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula - Inked X2
Tanya Bell - Stamping T!
Jonia Smith - Stampin For Me

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1 comment:

  1. How wonderful is this! You are amazing, this is such a fun take on the sketch and I so love that bird! Fabulous sample for my sketch challenge this week--thanks so much Carolyn.