Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Coastal Thank You for Freshly Made Sketches

Welcome back! I had a productive card making day today, and the first card I'd like to share is one made for this week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.


I've seen several cards I really liked the last couple of weeks with sentiments surrounded by flowers stamped around the edge of the piece, so I decided to create something similar for the sketch.


I used the stamps from I Like You to surround the sentiment and colored them with Blendability markers.  I think I finally feel comfortable with my coloring technique with these markers...now I just need to focus on staying in the lines LOL!!  I actually do okay, but it's super frustrating to be on the 2nd to the last flower and oops, color in the wrong place!  In my experience, the Color Lifter is less than perfect in its effectiveness to completely move ink out of the wrong place...but it is fine for making highlights of already colored areas.


The remainder of the card is very CAS, with just the banners, In Color Sequins and the Coastal Cabana twine.  It was a fun sketch to use and the card went together super quick once the coloring was done.  

Thanks for visiting and, as always, I would love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave a comment!

Hugs,

Stef


Product Details:
Stamps:  I Like You, Four You
Paper:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Eastern Elegance dsp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Coastal Cabana Blendabilities, Coastal Cabana Thick Twine, In Color Sequins

5 comments:

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Stef! I do love the sentiment surrounded by flowers! Looks great! Fabulous colouring! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Callahan said...

Very pretty floral panel....great coloring! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

Rita Wright said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the flowers, the twine, the sequins.... everything. Such a fabulous card. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Christine Blain said...

This is beautiful, Stef! I had the In Color sequins on an order last night, then at the last minute decided not to order them. Man, I wish I had now!!
It's the 19th here, so I can wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have a wonderful day, friend. x

aileen (mum) said...

Was just looking at your card and decided tome have a look at your blog. Beautiful work. Love your colouring and style. Will follow thru feedly.