Daily Archives: May 16, 2016

From The Heart Stamps Sketch #152

Hello friends!  Happy Monday!  I’m here with this weeks sketch challenge at From The Heart Stamps. These are great challenges because you can use just the sketch, or if you’d like, add the twist. The only requirement is that you use a From The Heart image – the rest is up to you. The twist for this challenge is to “enlarge and crop your image.” 

Sketch152

For my card I used only the sketch this week.  I began with the April Stamp of the Month “Time To Bloom” which I colored with Daniel Smith watercolors.  I used a lighter weight watercolor paper, 90lb, and put through my inkjet printer.  I heat set with my embossing gun to make sure it was really dry then applied the watercolor with as little water as possible.  The butterfly ran a little more so I had to use darker colors, but overall I was pleased with the outcome.

Sketch152

You have until Sunday, May 29th to enter Sketch #152 at From The Heart Stamps.  Hope to see you there!

Cards in Envy Challenge – Deep Blue!

Who doesn’t love blue?  I know I sure do.  For this Cards in Envy Challenge I discovered a new technique I found on Pinterest using a base of white pigment ink followed by Distress Ink after it’s dried.  WOW, does this given some dynamic results.

Remember, at Cards in Envy we ask that you make your card fit into a standard A2 card though, we have loosened up our requirements and no longer require a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card as long as it fits in the A2 Envy.

The colors I used with this card is Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire  Distress Inks over white pigment ink from Simon Says Stamp.  You can find the link on how to do this technique here.  My sentiment is by Hero Arts “Happy Mother’s Day” set.

I hope you will join us at Cards in Envy this week and show us some Deep Blue cards!  The challenge will run through Sunday, May 29th.

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