I spent some time in my stamping room last night creating my card for the sketch challenge I'm hosting at www.creativebloomsjourney.blogspot.com. Each month there is a sketch and a color challenge. It takes some time to get the colors in the mail (I order the papers and the inks each month to match the color challenge) so while I wait for those, I work on projects using the sketch. It also helps pass the time as I wait patiently for the Kit of the Month!
Speaking of the Kit of the Month, I noticed that the colors I selected for the color challenge will work perfectly for that set! WOO!!! I'm excited about that!!!
So let's get on with the show...Here's the sketch:
I love triptych cards! The main images come from the Gifted Wings stamp set. They were stamped onto Buttercream cardstock with a retired brown ink. I also used the Newsprint background (stamped on Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock with Oatmeal Cookie ink) and the little stripes from the Banner Party set. To color the butterfly, I used some chalk pastels with a Q-Tip. I finished the image off by using Copics to create dimension and added color.
Looking closely at the edges of the panels, you'll notice I added some Antique Gold Rub-n-Buff. I love that stuff! A little goes a long way and when it's rubbed on the edge of the paper it creates a beautiful shine in the light. I added some sparkle too...Just because I LOVE sparkle. :)
Here you can see the way I layered my three panels. The middle panel was glued directly to the center of the card front panel. The two side panels were popped up using foam dots. I also distressed those edges with Rub-n-Buff.Deep Lilac A2 card base I glued the sentiment circle to the top of the bow to complete the card.