Monday, February 24, 2020

Sweet Chick

Hello friends! I'm sharing two cards today I made for the sketch challenge in the Sweet 'n Sassy VIP Group on Facebook. I am a long time fan of sketch challenges because they give me a starting point.

For my first card, I decided to replace the circle with a square (see sketch below). I started by creating my paint splatter background using canson mixed media paper, artist loft paint and a small paintbrush. I dipped my paintbrush in water, then the paint and flicked it onto my paper. Super easy and fun!

I stamped the adorable chick from the new Springtime set onto the same type of paper with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink and heat set. I colored the image using bubblegum pink, orange, lemon yellow and light green Arteza Real Brush Pens and fussy cut out. I trimmed my paint splatter panel down and attached to a green card base. I cut the green square and cut and trimmed the end of the pink piece to look like a banner and taped both pieces to the card front. Next, I attached the chick and butterfly (taken from my stash of already colored images) as seen. I did pop the chick up with foam tape. Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Lots of Love onto the green piece with the same ink as the chick. Yes, I actually did that as the last step, because I forgot to do it before I glued down the green square. I sure was glad I did not mess it up!

For my second card, I followed the sketch and kept the circle. I started by using a stitched circle die to cut a piece from an ink smooshed background in my stash. The colors I used for the ink smooshing are picked raspberry, peacock feathers and twisted citron distress oxide inks. I also used an extra heat embossed dragonfly leftover from this card. Sometimes, it pays off to have extra pieces on hand to make a quick card. I used Texture Tiles 1 to create the pattern on the green and pink pieces. I stamped the words from Dragonfly Dreams onto the pink piece and wrapped the string around, taping it to the back. I attached all the pieces as seen popping up the circle, dragonfly and pink piece with foam tape. Last, I added the enamel dots from Gina Marie Designs.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

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