It's Thursday and that's the day Pals Paper Arts posts its challenge. This week is a sketch by our own Nicole Watt. Sketch Challenges are a great way to develop your skill as a paper crafter. The design is there. All you have to do is fill in the spaces! Come join in on the fun and post your interpretation of the sketch. Our design team will gives you ideas to get you started.
I was determined for today's challenge I was going to use all new products from the 2014-15 Annual catalog. And that wasn't hard. I lined up the stamp sets I have from that catalog and decided which one I was going to use. Blendabilities were a natural choice for the Sweetbriar Rose stamp. And although those of you who aren't Stampin' Up! Demonstrators aren't able to get this amazing product for a few more days, It can sure stoke your imagination. There's a reason to join Stampin' Up! And right now we have a $50 Starter Kit available through the end of June. No time like the present!
Putting It Together Tips:
- You'll soon be able to see a great video on how to blend with Blendabilities, but I think in the end you'll develop your own technique. This is my first attempt using these coloring tools and I found it easier to start with the lightest color and work to dark.
- I colored the stems and leaves first, Then I did the flower centers. And finally the petals. Pay particular attention to the leaves and petals that are behind other leaves and/or petals and color them darkest. This helps the image to visually move forward.
- After I completed all the coloring, I went back and used the Color Lifter to highlight those areas of the leaves and petals that I wanted to “catch the light”
- I cut out the image using the Circles Framelits. I stamped a duplicate image on Basic Black card stock using VersaMark and embossed it using Whisper White Stampin' Emboss powder.