Thursday, June 26, 2008

Card Sketch #76

Here's Sketch #76 - measures a standard A2 size.

The main image is colored with prisma color pencils and OMS. I also outlined the roses with a gray Copic marker. I added the dot's randomly with a .003 Copic marker, I just love the look of this, it just adds something extra. I also decided to ad some paper piercing to the corners - just three of them - I felt it needed a little more interest. All layers are inked around the edges with Palette Noir ink. The stamp is from Penny Black.

This second one is a variation of the sketch. I've been eye balling this orchid stamp from Hero Arts for a while now and finally bit the bullet and bought it. It's colored with Marvy LePlumme II markers - a few huff's later and we got a pretty good image. I will admit it took me about four times doing this image to get it "right!" I used a dauber and Palette Noir ink and lightly shadowed the edges of it. The card base is a light gray. The layer in the back is dark gray and was run through a cuttlebug embossing folder. It's the embossing folder that looks distressed, and I thought it went well with the bamboo stake in the image. To add the ribbon, I punched holes into the right side and tied the organza pink ribbon into a bow.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week - I'm currently in Alaska on a business trip and will be flying home tomorrow. I had no access to the Internet for three days - and wow, did that drive me batty! Now to catch up on everyone's blogs to see what's been going on!


Bridgett said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards!!! Love it!!! The gray marker really adds a lot of depth to this card. I use the same trick often! Really does make the card POP!
Thanks for sharing and hope you're having fun in Alaska!
Bridgett Angelhood 2

Michelle said...

Oh wow, beautiful flowers! Just gorgeous coloring. Wow!

GinaP said...

very nice job. I love how you used the sketch.

Stacy said...

So pretty! You do a great job with the copics!!!

nic_d said...

These are beautiful cards. I'd love to try your sketch out!