Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Oriental Beauty

I made this following a sketch #16 challenge by Katharina on her blog. She is also giving away some blog candy if you go here you will find the details :)
I don't have any Sugar Nellie stamps or images so I improvised with an Oriental Beauty that I found in my stamped images stash. She was stamped and embossed so I used my Copics to add some color to her and then turned her over and "tamped" her onto a piece of blank cardstock to soak up any ink that was sitting on top of the embossing. Yep I still ended up with inked fingers but not so bad LOL! This was a fun sketch with lots of layers and pieces parts to put together, although her sample was a square card I think it turned out quite nicely on a regular A2 card.

I had found the Background paper with the pattern in my scrap file and used it with layers of a textured red which I marked with my white opaque marker to look like sewing - sort of!
I kind of thought it looked a bit nekkid still with all the white showing so I grabbed my Landscape Palette Inkpad and my stipple brush and dabbed it up some :) you can see here how the color kind of brings it all together a little better than stark white.

The sentiment I used was from TAC Be Still T-2890.

Thanks for looking and have fun looking around at Katharina's site :) I think it is cool she translates to English for us also!


1 comment:

Katharina Frei said...

A wonderful card! Love the reds and your asian beauty, You did a great job colouring her in!! Thanks for using one of my sketches :)