Here we are at another Saturday and that means a Utah Diva’s Sketch Challenge.
Here is the sketch we were given to use – Easy enough you say? lol well you know me … dont do anything by halves!!
I had intended for this to be a 4×4 (10cm X 10cm)card to fit into my little Mini Magazine holders but I knew what image I wanted for the centre focus so started from that and built out. Well it sort of turned into an epic – bigger than Ben Hur card and ended up being 5 1/2′ by 5′ or 14cm by 13cm.
I’ve had the Wanted set for a while now and never had tried the ‘running horses’ so thought this was the perfect opportunity. So after a couple of practices with different colours and stamping off of each colour I got an image I liked.
I also wanted to use the Outlaw Designer Series Papers and so went with colours that coordinate with that pack.
Here is my finished card.Â I do like how it turned out but it is larger than I anticipated. I do hope you like it too.
I did see a card recently on Splitcoast Stampers where they’d used the paisley cuttlebug embossing folder but I dont have that so I improvised!
I did the faux embossing technique using the paisley stamp and really rust card stock.I stamped first in the Craft Whisper White ink and then using my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig I over stamped in really rust and if you look closely at this image you can see how it gives the ’embossed’ look.
This will be one of the techniques I will be doing in my Technique Classes starting in March.
I quite like the rustic look of this card and have now just realised I used the same DSP and Stamp Set in last week’s Diva challenge – I promise I’ll use different papers and stamps next week!
Time for me to test my pillow … night!