Don't you just love this sketch? It has so many possibilities. This sketch is from the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch. The operators show you our projects on Saturday, and you have until Wednesday to create your project and link it to our blog via Mr. Linky!!
Would you like to see what I came up with?
I was inspired by the rich tapestries and colors that the wise men might have worn. My color selections were: Taken with Teal, More Mustard and Elegant Eggplant.
Let's talk about the card in detail.....
The base card is More Mustard (5 1/2" x 8 1/2"....folded in half).
The next layer is Taken with Teal (5 1/4" x 4") that has been wheeled with the Texture wheel using Taken with Teal ink. The edges are also heavily sponged with Taken with Teal ink.
Following the sketch, I added a strip of Elegant Eggplant. I embossed the strip using my Big Shot and the Finial Press Impressions die. Now, rather than have the embossed side facing up, I turned the card stock over. So the de-bossed side is facing up. I like the texture better for this image....it doesn't detract from the focal image.
The focal image is stamped on Watercolor Paper with Black StazOn ink. Why watercolor paper? Well, it makes a HUGE difference when you watercolor. It allows me to blend as much as I want without the paper pilling.
The wise men are colored with my Watercolor Crayons and my Aquapainter. I did use some markers for the faces, hands and the headpiece on the middle wise man.
The trick to watercoloring is adding the color slowly.....place darker colors on the lines...and blend, blend, blend!!!
After the image dried, I sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa ink to make it look more rustic.
The focal image is matted on More Mustard cardstock. The bottom and right edges are wider than the other sides so I could stamp the word "wonderful" (from Warm Words stamp set) in Elegant Eggplant ink. This layer is also sponged with More Mustard ink.
The finishing touch is a Filigree brad with a purple circle rhinestone brad (from the Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads).
I just love this card. A photograph just can't capture it's richness. It's so much more vibrant in person.
Well, how did I do? I would love to see your interpretation of this sketch. Don't forget to link it to the Stamping 411 Blog.
stamps: Holy Triptych, Warm Words, Texture jumbo wheel
paper: More Mustard, Taken with Teal, Elegant Eggplant, Watercolor Paper
ink: Black StazOn, Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard (sponging), Taken with Teal, Close to Cocoa (sponging)
accessories: Watercolor Crayons, Aquapainter, Stampin' Write Markers, Filigree Brad, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads, Finial Press Impressions Die, Big Shot, dimensionals, sponges