Monday, 4 August 2014

STAMPlorations Sketch #17


It's time for a new sketch at STAMPlorations.  I've taken a few liberties this time by moving the elements around but you can still see the sketch.


I bought this embossing folder last week and had taken a positive print from it.  While I was waiting for inspiration deciding what to make for my DT project, the print was staring up at me and I thought it would be a great idea to frame the bird.  So that's what I did.

I don't have any frame dies so I used an acrylic block to draw the frames roughly in pencil, then went over them with a pen.  I deliberately haven't kept the lines straight and true, because I knew I wouldn't be able to!!  I stamped the sentiment from Sentiment Builders: Celebrate on spare card and tore two edges and placed it further down the card.

Our guest designer is Kim M from Art Keeps Me Sane.  Pop over to the STAMPlorations blog to see the cards from Kim and the rest of the DT, and join in.  Don't forget, by entering all three challenges this month you could be in with a chance of an extra prize.

I'm entering my card into AAA Cards Challenge - Watercolour Techniques


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes

and Simon Says Work It Wednesday, Blue


20 comments:

  1. Fun framework -- love the coloring

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  2. Of course I love this one. Such a sophisticated take on that sketch. You done good, teamie.

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  3. Love the scene and of course the coloring !

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  4. Love this. Great idea with the print off the embossing folder

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  5. Great use of watercolours! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  6. Beautiful card, I love the watercolour effect.
    Elaine

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  7. The colors of this are so perfect: the blue bird and the blue card mat really make all the other colors pop. Beautiful!

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  8. Neat folder effect! The grass is stunning. Innovative focus on the birdie too. Thanks for sharing it at AAA Cards Play with Watercolor. Cheers, Victoria Lavender

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  9. such a pretty card! love the watercolor look and color choices :) Thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  10. Hi Shirley. Love the framed bird. Great splash of inspiration! Have a fabulous day! Hugs Monika xxx

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  11. Beautiful card! Love your interpretation of the sketch! Great watercolour look. :-)

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  12. What a great card you created! Classy and very artsy!

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  13. This is one creative interpretaion of this sketch! Fabulous colors!

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  14. WOW! Such a unique take on the sketch, with the 'deliberately not-straight lined' frames and the pretty bird nestled inside. The colourful grasses/reeds are an eye-catching special touch! So fabulous!
    ~c

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  15. Stunning, Shirley! Love what you've done on this amazing card. Those hand drawn squares are pure delight! My eyes went to them first thing. Great card! Bev

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  16. You are such an innovative artist, Shirley-Girlie!! This is outstanding!! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. Isn't this fun, love your card. So glad you played along at AAA Cards

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  18. Art, Shirley ... simply lovely art! Anita :)

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  19. Clever take on the sketch. Love the watercolouring xx

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