Hi everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful Monday morning and are ready for a bit of sketchy inspiration! This week you are getting a sneak peak of the upcoming sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch (shhh...don't tell anyone). I must admit that this one had me stumped for a bit but I'm really loving what came out of my crazy mind when I finally figured it all out! Here's the sketch:
I was stuck in the feather zone for awhile with the sketch and just couldn't get past them. Finally, I thought of balloons and that started the creative juices flowing. I turned to Fall Gratitude for my balloon shapes. Seriously, would these not be the coolest balloons ever with those patterns? I also had to use Elegant Sentiments...how could you resist that script? It's gorgeous!
I found some splattered/bleached paper in my stash which made a perfect background for my balloons. I stamped each balloon on other papers in my scrap stash and to give them a little fun twist, I used Glossy Accents for dimension and shine. I embossed "happy" to make sure it stood out against the background and it turned out perfectly. I connected my balloons to the sentiment with some hand drawn strings. I love how it all came together and was thrilled that I pulled it off without feathers! ;)
For my 2nd take on the sketch I layered the rose image from Elegant Flowers on top of the heart from Cookie Sprinkles. These two images worked perfectly with a sentiment from Chalkboard Sign. I did a little tweaking to the images that I'll show you in a second.
For some reason, when I layered the flower bud and the heart on my colored paper, my mind went straight to a tattoo. So, I decided to look up different means of making an image look like a tattoo. By adding some simple lines, some shading with copics, and a little reflection triangle on the heart, I think I got a pretty good looking tattoo for my card. A simple technique but I think it's a fun one to try out! Check it out:
To complete the card, I did a cheat chalkboard background using some patterned paper I had lying around that already had the chalkboard look. I went with the Chalkboard Sign sentiment, "I Love You" because I thought it worked well with a tattoo image and I embossed it to make it pop. Here's the completed card. What do you think?
-Chrissy Pin It