Thursday, 18 June 2015

Papillon Hello

And we've rolled around to another wonderful Freshly Made Sketch Challenge!  Love these sketches and love this team!  This week, Jennifer Timko, who makes such classy, CAS cards, has come up with a superb sketch.

Look at the freedom this sketch allows for!  I did some Iron Off Embossing and lots of sponging on my card and I'm really happy with how it came out.

I clear embossed the script image from Tim Holtz' Papillon set onto some watercolor paper before sponging on various yellow and orange distress inks.  I used watercolor paper because my original intention was to smoosh inks into my craft mat but I decided I wanted more control, so went with sponging.  Once I was happy with the panel, I ironed off the clear embossing.  I didn't want to cut the panel down to suit the sketch, so I interpreted the sketch slightly differently by adding strips of black cardstock to a piece of vellum paper.

I then stamped the sentiment using Stazon ink.  I placed some orange enamel dots on the vellum as a finishing touch.

I am linking this to this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to use your favorite technique.  I love everything to do with color - sponging is one of my favorites was to mix color.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thanks for visiting.  The design team have some wonderful inspiration to tempt you to try this sketch, so please check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Papillon (Stampers Anonymous), Painted Butterflies (Altenew)
Ink:  Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks, Black Stazon, Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Black, Watercolor, Vellum
Accessories:  Clear EP, Enamel Dots



Linda Callahan said...

To smooth or to sponge......that is the question! Either way you make it gorgeous girl! Beautiful result! And the little bits of black are perfect!

Tenia Nelson said...


Jen Mitchell said...

Well color me impressed. Iron off embossing (never heard of it)...vellum layer (fabulous). Your creativity knows no bounds! I love the look of this!

jenn shurkus said...

beautiful color! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Amy O said...

I love your interpretation of the sketch! And I love how you've sponged these fun, happy colors together. What a cool look!

Mary Decker said...


Cindy Lovell said...

WOW,Karren! I love this card! Love the technique and the beautiful colors,the black really pops here!!!

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Karren! I love those colours! Just amazing! Love the effect!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Iron-off embossing? What the? Another one I 'm going to have to look up. These colours are totally fabulous - I love this card Karren!