Sunday, August 4, 2013

Soho Sketched

ETA:  This card is also being entered into the Birthday card challenge at Moxie Fab World - here's the link (http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2013/07/birthday-creations-week-birthday-card.html).


Hi there once again!  My card today is for the sketch at retro sketches.



I stuck to the sketch pretty literally, because I loved the stems popping up from the cross piece.



The stems from Simply Sketched were inked up in Versamark, then Early Espresso and stamped on watercolor paper.  I colored them with a blender pen and then fussy cut them with my paper snips.


I couldn't decide what to color the fruit, so I colored one with Crisp Cantaloupe and the other with Summer Starfruit, but neither by itself looked right.  So I ended up mixing them together for a warm peachy color.

The paper in the background is from Soho Subway.  The mix of Summer Starfruit and Island Indigo in parts of the paper results in a green that matches nicely to Garden Green, which is what was used to color the stems.



The sentiment was stamped on a piece of Confetti cream cut out with a tag sizzlit and popped up on dimensionals. 

Thanks for taking a look and I hope you have a great week ahead of you!

Hugs,

Stef

All products from Stampin' Up:
Stamps:  Simply Sketched
Paper:  Confetti Cream, Island Indigo, watercolor, Soho Subway designer paper
Ink:  Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe, Summer Starfruit, Garden Green, Island Indigo, Versamark
Accessories:  Lots of Tags Label 3 Sizzlit, Stampamajig, Clear embossing powder, Paper Ships, Blender pen, Very Vanilla Grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Trim Border punch, Regals button, Linen Thread

6 comments:

Gayle Reed said...

Love this card! I especially love the background paper. I'm going to have to take a second look at the Soho design line, that's for sure!

Gayle Reed said...

Love this card! I especially love the background paper. I'm going to have to take a second look at the Soho design line, that's for sure!

Christine Blain said...

The paper is a fantastic, dramatic, backdrop to your beautifully coloured stems, Stef! Love this!

Claire said...

Love that paper in the background - kind of gives it a really unusual watercolour effect and sets off your coloured stems beautifully...so pretty!

Cath said...

Hey Stef! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful,tfs.