Thursday, May 3, 2012

My Favorite Things Weekly Stamp Club!

Greetings MFT Fans!  It's that time again for this week's sketch challenge and it's another fabulous layout!!  I've vowed to myself to start using stamps that have never been inked before so today I pulled out my Pure Innocence - Carnation.  I know, wicked...crazy...sweet!  She's just too cute!  Here's the sketch:

And here's my interpretation of it:
I stamped her on heavy watercolor paper as I was in the mood for a more...texturized paper and the watercolor paper really absorbs the Copic color in such a wonderfully rich way.  Once she was colored I focused on the carnation.  I wanted to use sort of a spotlighting technique to make the flower really pop.  So I inked it again, colored it, cut it out using the second to smallest of my circle nesties and then adhered it with some Jody Boosters.  My sentiment panel is cut using the Fishtail Flag STAX Die-namics and the Finishing Flourishes stamp set. 

I then cut two Rolled Daisy Die-namics - one from kraft cardstock and the other from ouchless cardboard.  I layered them together and rolled them into one fluffy flower.  I added a light pink button tied with a natural twine bow in the center to complete it.

I used lots of fun papers from Recollections, cardstock from Bazzill and stitching to finish off my panels.  I used itty bitty baby brads on two of my layers and as you can see I sponged distressed most of my layers.

I used my scraps and the Finishing Flourishes stamp set to complete my interior.

I am also entering this into the most recent Birthday Challenge at Simon Says Stamps

Thanks for popping in!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

2 comments:

Annette said...

this is so sweet...love this sketch and your take on it is so awesome...love that cute little image..

Sparkly Engineer said...

I really, really like all the papers, colors and flowers and the inside.