Hi everyone! I’m hosting this week’s sketch recap over at the Viva la Verve Sketch blog today! Anya has given us a WONDERFUL sketch this week and I had so much fun working with it!
Here’s my take on Anya’s sketch:
I started by fiddling around with some Distress Reinkers on watercolor paper. To make the background I cut a 5″ square piece of watercolor paper and taped it down to a piece of hardboard using painters tape and then sprayed the whole thing very liberally with water. Next I dropped a couple of drips of Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink onto the wet watercolor paper. I rolled the ink around a bit on the paper until most of it was covered and then I blotted gently with a paper towel to soak up any big puddles. I then dried it with a heat gun and flicked a little clean water on it to make the water splotches. To complete the splotches I took a dry paper towel and soaked up the water. I did manage to tear one of the sides just a bit when I was removing the tape – I always get in a hurry on the last piece and it always gets me!
For the rest of the card I stamped the flowers from Lean on Me onto white cardstock with black ink and colored them with Copics. Next I cut them out and started making the leaves by stamping the leaves from Dream Big on white cardstock with green ink. I used the Dreamy Leaves Dies to cut out the leaves. The heart is cut from watercolor paper using the Jotted Heart Die. I used a paint brush to flick a little watered down Cracked Pistachio ink onto the watercolor paper. The little flags are cut from bright green and grey cardstock using the Banner Bundle Dies. To finish it all off I added a bit of twine and a few Tiny Twinkles throughout the heart cluster.
Here’s a look at Anya’s fantastic sketch!
If you’d like to join us this week please head over to the Viva la Verve sketch blog for all the details!!
Stamps: Lean On Me (Verve), Dream Big (Verve)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT), Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink Reinkers
Paper: Poppy Seed, Sugar Cube Taylored Expressions Cardstock, Limelight (MFT), Watercolor Paper (Canson)
Accessories: Dreamy Leaves dies (Verve), Banner Bundle Die Set (Verve), Jotted Heart Die (Verve), white hemp twine, foam tape, Tiny Twinkles, Quick Dry Adhesive (3M), paint brush, heat gun