It is sketch time over at Simply Stampin' Challenge this week, and I found it quite a tough one, and it is a fairly simple layout, and like to embellish my creations! So the sketch is pictured below, and if you click it you will be taken to the Simply Stampin' Challenge page - why not have a go?
In the end I decided to make an ATC as I fancy doing a few more swaps in the near future - if you would like to swap with me then please get in touch! (An ATC: Artist Trading Card, is a small piece of artwork sized 2.5" x 3.5" that you can swap or give as gifts. I keep my collection in a little folder to inspire me!) Here is my offering:
I wanted to soften the edges of the 'thanks' slightly, so allowed the So Saffron ink to bleed over the edges of the Chocolate Chip outline a little, using a water brush to coax the ink gently. Here is a close up of the ruffled ribbon detail and bow:
Obviously I couldn't stop at just one ATC, and made a second to create a matching pair:
And a picture of the detail on the second ATC for you: I think the different sized pearls clustered in the centre of the flower are particularly effective...
I hope you like my creations, and please leave me a comment - I read them all and enjoy hearing your feedback!
I have also taken my theme and colours from two different challenges (click the name to visit their site):
Color Throwdown: So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla and Basic Grey. (I had everything except Riding Hood Red ink, so substituted Real Red, and added a touch of Chocolate Chip for some outlining, oh and some Daffodil Delight Ribbons...)
Stamping Sisters in Christ: A theme of thanks and gratitude - what could be more appropriate than friendship?
Stamp Sets: Delicate Doilies, For Everything.
Card Stock: Basic Grey, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Very Vanilla.
Inks: Basic Grey, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, So Saffron.
Ribbon: Daffodil Delight.
Punches: Notched Corner (non SU)
Happy Crafting... x