Saturday, August 13, 2011

2 Sisters Challenge ~ Sketch

It's challenge day at 2 Sisters. This week's challenge is a sketch challenge.  This is a sketch that I created especially for 2 Sisters Challenges.  Here is the sketch:

We are being sponsored by Patties Creations. Pattie gave the DT a couple images to play with this week.  The image I used is called Swan Love.

I have a tip this week about how to create a soft but colorful background to your image.  Stamp (or print) out two images of the same size. Cut one of them out completely and layer over the other image.  Then start adding chalk until you have the desired effect. This will keep the chalk from getting on your image you will be adding to your card. To get an even softer look try blending the chalk with your finger using small circles over the chalk. Then simply remove the cut out image.

For the image on my card I used a couple shades of blue and purple for the sky, a couple shade of green and blue for the water and pink, yellow and orange for the sun and reflection on the water. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Little Red Wagon: Use A Bird

Top Tip Tuesday: Straight Edge


IMAGE:  Patties Creations Swan Love Digital Stamp
PAPER:  Bazzill Basics Rain Card Stock, White Card Stock, Coredinations Gem Moonstone Card Stock, Coredinations Waterspout Card Stock
EMBELLISHMENTS: White Feathers, DK Aqua Pearls, Aqua and Brown Dotted Ribbon
TOOLS: Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border Punch
OTHER: Crayola Colored Pencils, Pebbles Inc Chalk


Lisa M said...

Gorgeous swan image and the chalk background is wonderful! Great tip on masking with chalks for the perfect background. :)
Thanks so much for playing with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "straight edges" challenge.
Lisa :)

Caroljenks said...

This is beautiful - gorgeous image. Love the colours.

Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Straight Edges' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

Thanks for sharing your Top Tip with us too - you're now in the running for another prize :)

Carol x

Elaine Stark said...

So elegant. Swans are a lovely subject. A good tip too. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is fabulous! Love the design, embellishments and papers you used! Hugs, Karen

P.S. If you have time to stop by, I'm giving away some blog candy!