Saturday, 27 February 2016
Freshly Made Sketches #225 - A Sketch by Jen M
For the past few days I have been 'playing' with inks, paints, waxes, and watercolours in various forms and having a ball, with the result of having a stack of backgrounds - that I love looking at, but have no idea what to do with them all! Then I had a 'light-bulb' moment and thought, why don't I make them the stars of various cards, so, here is one of them.
This card is for, Freshly Made Sketches #225 - A Sketch by Jen M and here is the sketch
The panel on the right, was made by just scribbling some cheap markers on to a piece of card-stock and then adding water to soften it out, then when it was dry, I applied a light spritz of shimmer to it and again, let it dry.
Next I mounted it flat to a white card base and made my focal piece by cutting a square of card and punched the edge with an EK Success border punch, adhered two black, die-cut leaves and popped a sentiment banner up on foam squares.
Finally, I mounted the focal piece to the front with fun foam (as it is thinner than my foam squares and I wanted to have a little less height to it but didn't want it flat) . . . I then decided retrospectively that I needed to tie the black elements in to the watercolour piece and went around it with a black Sharpie and a ruler, which made it look more 'finished'.
Here is my card.
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