Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Monday sketch Challenge #17

What do you think? I am trying to come up with a masculine card for Father's day? I have a really hard time with male cards. I also wanted to do Mary Jo's sketch challenge

SU stamp sets: Enjoy every moment, Lovely as a tree, seeing spots
Ink: Close to cocoa, Always artichoke, hunter green
paper: very vanilla, close to cocoa, always artichoke, apricot appeal
other: distresser, artichoke eyelets, dimensionals, twill

I did not have the artichoke buttons so i colored a button with my handy artichoke marker and then dipped it in emboss powder to set the color.

I use the misting markers technique on the tree.

Misting Markers directions:
Color in your image with your markers. Use the lightest color first then work your way up to the darkest color. Once you have your image colored in use a spray bottle with water in it and hold your image about arms length way and spritz it 2 or 3 times... depends on how watercolory ( Is that even a word? I guess it is now! )you want you image to be. Press your stamp on your paper and voila you did it.
* If you press your image down again you will get a lighter image that is cool to use sometimes.

Very fun. Enjoy!


MJ said...

The button looks so cool! I think you definitely succeeded with a great masculine card. Thanks for playing.

Basement Stamper said...

Love that watercoloring misting! Great job on the card and the colors are awesome!