Friday, 18 March 2016
Freshly Made Sketches #228
Hi all you lovely peeps, how are you all today, I hope you are having a good one? Today's card is for the Freshly Made Sketches #228 - A Sketch by Kim and this is her great sketch.
As soon as I saw it, I thought, 'I need to use a nice, big bloom there in that corner' and that was as far as it got until today . . . you all know how it is, you get caught up in 'things', and then, that's it . . . forgotten, until today!
Anywho, the first thing I did was to get out another piece of my background stash - it was only about four inches wide, so I cut it in half lengthwise and adhered the two halves down each side of a white card base and then I cut a panel, smaller than the card front to use as my focal piece, but when I held it against the side strips on my card base I felt it needed something to break it up a bit - hence the orange strips.
Next, I got out my Penny Black 'Patina' stencil (I first used a big bloom stamp, but it wasn't big enough), so I sponged some Hero Arts orange dye ink through the stencil, fading off a bit towards the middle, so it had a little dimension and then I adhered it to the front of the card with fun foam.
Finally, I used a Happy Little Stampers sentiment from the 'Mix Mash' set that only arrived today (very quickly from Australia to the UK I must say!!) on to a piece of matching, orange card-stock and embossed with white embossing powder. I then, fussy cut around it and left a thin strip as a kind of 'grounding' for the sentiment, but on reflection, I wish I had only had the strip on the right and not carried it straight across to both borders . . . what do you all think?
Here is my card.
As the card sentiment says, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful upcoming weekend! Hazel xx