Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Feel Better Flowers

Hi and welcome to Freshly Made Sketches!  Today our sketch comes to you from the talented Kim Singdahlsen and she has a fabulous layered sketch for us.


Sometimes when I see a sketch I see the different panels  in weird ways, and this time I saw the dark horizontal panel as a cutout in the card front, so that's the direction I took.  Because of that, I had to swap the width of the two horizontal panels to provide something for the sentiment panel to adhere to.  You'll see what I mean when you see my card.


It's hard to tell in the photo the but card base was cut and a sponged Hickory Smoke panel was adhered in the gap.  The floral panel was watercolored with my Zig markers and then I went over the whole background with a light wash of Hickory Smoke.  When coloring the images, I deliberately went for a looser feel and didn't go right to the edges on all the images.

Once I was happy with the panel I cut it down and adhered it to the card base.  Then I stamped the sentiment onto a vellum panel and folded it around the card front and glued it to the inside.


Thanks for visiting.  The design team have created some wonderful cards with this sketch so please check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Sketch Ranunculus (SSS), KIS:  Get Well (PTI)
Ink:  Versamark, Black Stazon, Hickory Smoke
Cardstock:  White, watercolor, vellum
Accessories:  Zig markers, white EP

Cheers
Karren

16 comments:

Susanne Vargas said...

So cool, the way you used that sketch! Love your card!

Linda Callahan said...

Love your inky flowed panel....so pretty! And I love that you saw that line as a cutout! Cool effect!

I Card Everyone said...

I was feeling pretty good already, Karren, but now I feel GREAT!! Just an amazing card - well you know me and my love affair with grey! xx
=]

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you colored the Sketch Ranunculus with your Zigs, and your background is beautiful, Karren! Great idea to use vellum for your sentiment, too...Another gorgeous card, and fabulous take on the sketch!

Karen D said...

Gorgeous Karren. I love how the grey pops the flowers, so pretty.

Amy O said...

I love you watercoloring, Karren! And I love what you did with the sentiment. Beautiful card!

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

Love this look!

Stampingcountry said...

What a fun color combo!

Jen Mitchell said...

What a lovely and moody card this is. The colorful flowers really shine through that gray background. I love sentiments stamped on vellum - actually I love everything stamped on vellum - and that horizontal layer adds a wonderful softness to your card.

Jen Brum said...

Oh wow! That panel is amazing! I need you to give me lessons!!! So beautiful! Love the vellum too!! This would definitely make me feel better!!!

Kim S said...

LOVE the way the flowers pop on that misty looking gray background - a fabulous look!

Rosemary said...

fabulous take on the sketch, karren!

Hannelie said...

Beautiful beautiful card !

Jen Timko said...

Such a clever and gorgeous interpretation of the sketch. Love those flowers!

Natalie Lapakko said...

I loved the way you used vellum on this card! I was so inspired that I used the idea for my own interpretation of this sketch and gave you a shout out in my blog. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Here is my shoutout post: https://stampwitchblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/15/a-simple-card-with-a-playful-palette/


Narelle Farrugia said...

Love the striking way you've highlighted your flowers with the darker background - it's awesome and creative as always!