Monday, February 13, 2017

Inside the Lines for Freshly Made Sketches

I hope you had a fine weekend! The cold weather finally warmed up here and the snow stopped so it had to be better than last week! I went out for some retail therapy with some gift cards I got for Christmas and my birthday and we also went with some friends to see a movie. All very nice! And yesterday, I sat down to work on a new card design. I wanted to showcase the Sale-A-Bration reward that I haven't spent much time on and that's the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper. I decided to use it with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge for this past week:

I needed to go with a landscape orientation rather than a portrait one in order to get a piece of the DSP that was large enough to have a full flower on it to colour so I changed the sketch around a bit. Of course, it was a perfect opportunity to use the Watercolour Pencils along with my Blender Pens and I am so pleased with the way the colouring turned out. This paper would be a great gift for someone who loves adult colouring books. Pair it up with the Watercolour pencils and a Blender Pen and you would be their favourite person!

I hope you can see the sketch in this design:

  • When colouring, I used more colour on the areas I wanted darker and left the areas I wanted a lighter colour almost clear of colour. Then, with the blender pen, I drew colour from the darker area gently into the uncoloured area to get the lighter colours. I used the Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Watercolour Pencils with the Blender pen to get these colours.
  • This Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper stood up pretty well to the liquid from the Blender Pen. I wouldn't want to try anything wetter than that, but I was really satisfied with this job.
  • The bees were stamped with 2 Step Stamping from the 2 bee stamps in the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. There is a bee die in the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies, but I found it wasn't really a good fit with this stamp and ended up fussy cutting the bees out by hand so the lovely details wouldn't be lost.The die could be used for just a single layer black cardstock bee and it would work well for that.
  •  The sentiment is from Dragonfly Dreams as well.

To earn this lovely paper, all you need to do is to place an order for a minimum of $60 before tax and shipping and you can choose it for your Sale-A-Bration Reward. It is 12 x 12 paper and there are 3 each of 4 designs! You can also colour it with a brayer, a sponge or Stampin' Write markers!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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  1. What a pretty card! Love that big, bright flower and those sweet bees! Great colouring! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Oh how sweet! I love the paper you've used - you've coloured the flower and your bees perfectly. Thanks for joining us at FMS!


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