Welcome back to another Freshly Made Sketch Challenge! This week, the lovely Narelle has given us a wonderful sketch that allows so much freedom. Check this out:
I need a birthday card for my mother and as my mother introduced me to stamping all those years ago, I'm sure you can appreciate I feel some pressure to make a pretty special card for her!
This is what I come up with after an inordinately long time! My mum loves butterfly and dragonfly stamps.
The background panel is a piece of glossy white which was colored using the Fossil Stone technique. I used Pool Party, Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant inks for this technique. Once that dried, I stamped over it with Hampton Art Stamps 'Mariposa' stamp. A dry-embossed piece of vellum was laid over top and stuck down under the pearls. The butterfly comes from Best of Butterflies and was colored using blue and purple Copic markers before being cut out.
The sentiment is from Birthday Bash Sentiments and at the last hurdle, I put a tiny smudge of black ink in the bottom right corner, hence the random pearls!
Here's a shot of the inside so you can see the Fossil Stone without the vellum layer.
Happy Birthday, Mum! Love ya!
I hope you have a chance to make a card using Narelle's sketch. In the meantime, check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration.
Stamps: Hampton Art Stamps, Best of Butterflies (SU), Happiest of Birthdays (SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Marina Mist, Elegant Eggplant
Cardstock: Glossy White, Whisper White, Xpress-it, Basic Black, Vellum Cardstock
Accessories: Plastic Folder, Elegant Lines EF, Basic Pearls, Copic Markers