Friday, July 25, 2014

Sunday Sketch #228

Hello everyone!! Just a quick post. I created a card for the Sunday Sketch #228 challenge on The Sweetest Thing blog. I used My Favorite Things Birdie Brown "Every Day is a Picnic" stamp and die set.

Here is the sketch that I used for the project:

I had so much fun coloring Birdie with Copic Markers. I do need to get some re-inkers, though. Some of my colors are getting streaky!!

I tried a new technique to me for the top. I used three different colors-BG11, YG21 and YG23 to create an ombre effect.

I love how it came out and will be trying this with other color combinations in the future.  I duplicated the effect on the butterfly too. I just need to work on shading the pleats on her top. I did not even attempt it for this project as I have had difficulty in the past.

The background was created with an old Stampin Up! background stamp. I inked all around each of the patterned pieces. This is a technique I used to always use on my cards but had put it away for awhile. I like the look!

That is all for today. Thank you for taking the time to look!

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