Saturday, April 16, 2011

One Rainy Day

Happy Saturday! Time for another fantastic sketch challenge at Sketch Saturday!!!

I ended up switching places for the embellies and sentiment because I just had to take advantage of this adorable patterned paper from the Emma's Shoppe collection by Crate Paper... perfect for this sweet image by our challenge sponsor Paper Makeup Stamps called Emma. I LOVE the rain, so I was immediately drawn to sweet Emma. :)

After coloring the umbrella, I added the polka dots with a Sharpie White Poster Paint pen to coordinate with the paper ruffle. I sponged around the image first with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and then with Antique Linen to dull it down a bit to better coordinate with the blue tones in the paper.

For the ruffle, after punching a paper strip with a scallop punch I spritzed it with water, which made the paper more pliable, and then fan folded it, opened it back up, pressed down one edge with a ruler and let it dry before adhering and sewing. I learned this technique from my friend Julie Johnson.

The pearls are by Hero Arts and the roses are by Prima.

I hope you'll play with our sketch this week! Paper Makeup Stamps is offering a $20 Gift Certificate as a prize! Be sure to drop by the Sketch Saturday blog to see the lovely creations from the rest of the design team. They're gorgeous!

Have a great day!


Faye said...

Lisa, this card is absolutely wonderful, I love the bright colours and the detail is amazing. Thanks also for your lovely comment at mine. Have a great weekend. x

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card! I love the red!

Anonymous said...

Really nice job, so cheery and pretty.

Kristine said...

awww, love your image and LOVE that crinkled scalloped edge! How cool =)

Arline said...

Gorgeous card-great image! Your blog is lovely-some fabulous projects!x