Monday, January 28, 2013

1/28 Apothicary Art and Tea for two Designer Series Paper, Paper players sketch challenge

Good Evening Friends! 

I saw this cute sketch by the LeAnne Pugliese of the Paper Players this week and knew I wanted to give the sketch a whirl!  I have always loved a good sketch challenge.  it helps get the creative juices flowing for sure!  First, here is their sketch. 

When I saw the panel on the front left hand side, I thought I'd pull out my Tea for Two Designer Series Paper, and yes, I know... I added a few layers, but I think a good sketch challenge does that for you!  You take the sketch as your main idea then let the good times roll!  

My Island Indigo base measures 11 x 4 1/4" and it's scored in half at 5 1/2"
Layer 2: Very Vanilla 5 1/8 x 3 7/8"
Layer 3:  Island Indego 5 x 3 3/4", embossed with the Lacy Brocade Textured embossing folder 127819
Layer 4: 3 3/4" x 2 strip of Tea for Two Designer paper
Layer 5: Very Vanilla Cardstock, cut with the labels collection framelits 125598, these coordinate perfectly with the Apothicary Art Stamp set (clear mount 125527)
Layer 5a: is some satin ribbon from the sale-a-bration catalog I got for FREE with my $50 purchase.  It's the sycamore street Ribbon and button pack (you get 36 buttons and 3 rolls of ribbon (pool party, tangerine tango, and island indigo, shown here).  item number 130812

I stamped the main image using stazon ink, then added straight marker color to the leaves to color them.  I used an aqua painter and markers on a plastic bag to watercolor the image and added straight color in selected areas to make the image really pop. 
When I was water coloring, I stuck with the same colors that come in the designer paper I chose, Island Indigo, Pool Party, lucky limeade and so saffron. 

Here's another close look, it's so soft and pretty, but I love the deep contrast of the blue against the Vanilla!  What do you think?  If you have time this week, perhaps you could give the sketch a try and play along too?

Until tomorrow!  Rubbah hugs,
Selene Kempton
My Stampin' Up! Store


Audrey said...

I always look forward to seeing your wonderful creations every day. How did you make the double bow?

LeAnne said...

Oh my.....I literally said "Ahhhhh" out loud when I saw this, Selene. How GORGEOUS! A favorite color combo, too! Thanks so much for playing with my sketch this week!

Amy O said...

What a pretty card! I love the colors and your bow is so cute and perfect. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

Sandi said...

So beautiful Selene!! Never realized how the DSP matched the stamp. Your watercoloring is awesome!!

Anonymous said...

That's so cool that the DSP matches the stamp! Great card! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players!

ny2tx_patti said...

Selene, your card is gorgeous! Thanks for taking the extra time to add your instructions. We appreciate it.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Selene, I love everything about your card! The colors are gorgeous and your details are awesome, as always. Wow! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)