Sunday, 16 December 2018

Freshly Made Sketches & Altenew Inspiration

So, as I said in my last post, I had another idea for the sketch at Freshly made sketches using some of my Altenew stamps.  I love Altenew flower stamps.  They are so pretty, and great to colour in.  I decided to have a look and see if Altenew have a challenge blog, and yay! they do.  The current challenge is 2018 Year in Review, where you can choose one of the inspiration pictures from the previous eleven months.  I chose September, firstly for the inspiration colours of purple (my fave colour) and pink, and secondly because the photo is of one type of flower in different colours.  I only used one flower for this card.


Here is my card


I was so pleased with how this turned out.  The stamp is from the "Spring Daisy" stamp set.  I stamped the daisies in a rough square, then masked off the border and coloured that in with my zigs.  I am not particularly confident using zigs.  I have watched this video by Kristina Werner so many times.  Wow.  Still, we all have to start somewhere.  


So in the sketch there is a star.  I decided to make this a sentiment.  I heat embossed it first time on a piece of green card


but I just didn't feel it worked, so I coloured a piece of card with zig #082, and embossed the sentiment onto that instead, and liked it much better.



Before this card I started one that was going to be completely covered in different Altenew flowers with the open square coloured in, but I got half way up the card and decided to do something different with it (yep, you guessed it - next post!)

Phew!  Is it just me or is this post longer than normal?

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read it all!
Karen


4 comments:

  1. I love the wsy this card turned out! Great job!

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  2. What a creative and pretty way to use the sketch! I love the pop of color. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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  3. Spectacular use of this technique! The pink is gorgeous. Glad to see you this week at FMS!

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  4. Very cool Karen, and you did a great job with the Zigs!

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