Friday, June 21, 2024

Penciled Pear for As You See It Challenge #326

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 I've always loved those stamp sets where the images are like sketched still life elements, so when I saw the penciled pear set, I was determined to get it! This is the first time I've had time to use it, however, and I was not disappointed. I thought I would try an old technique of clear block stamping as a colouring and background tool for the pear, and I could plainly see the Thoughtful Designs Specialty Paper being used for one of the background layers. All this is for As You See It Challenges Sketch Challenge #326. Here's a look at the sketch from the challenge banner:

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I thought the pear was perfect for this and since the circle could be any shape, I made it a deckled square (more on this later) so I could use the clear block stamping technique.

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  • I started with a Basic Black card base of 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", and scored at 4 1/4" on the long side.
  • I added a layer of Basic White cardstock, 5 1/4" x 4' that is embossed horizontally using the Exposed Brick 3D embossing folder.
  • Next is Basic Black matte 4 3/4" x 3 5/8" and a piece of the Thoughtful Patterns Specialty DSP, 4 5/8" x 3 1/2".
  • On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I inked up a clear block D with Old Olive ink and stamped it off a couple of times until it wasn't so solid and dark. Then I spritzed the block with some alcohol to wet it and stamped it on the cardstock. 
  • Once that was dry, I stamped the pear in Memento Ink in the center of the background I had created.
  • Using the size of Deckled Rectangle Die that could accommodate the width of the pear image I die cut the image in a rectangle. Then I shortened the rectangle to make a square by using one short end of the die to cut off the excess cardstock.
  • I adhered this square to the card front.
  • I stamped a splatter pattern from the Of Art & Texture stamp set in Old Olive ink after stamping off a couple of times. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Penciled Pear set over it in Memento ink.
  • I die cut the sentiment with the smallest Deckled Rectangles die and added it using Dimensionals.
  • I used some ombre Glimmer Dots I had in my stash as embellishments.

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  1. The touches of Basic Black card really make the design pop, Heather. Very arty looking creation!

    1. Thanks, Jan. I was wearing my beret and mustache when I made it!

  2. This is beautiful Heather. The acrylic block colouring works really well with the sketched pear image and that beautiful DSP panel behind compliments perfectly. Each layer has something beautiful on this card!

  3. Thanks, Joanne! I haven't used that technique for a while!


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