Saturday, September 26, 2009

Friday's Caardvark Sketch

Hi all,

Well I can't bellieve it's friday already, can you? Actually it's Saturday where I am, I'm just a tad late posting my sketch cards. I have done two for Friday's sketch challenge. I do like both of them, but am not sure that they are ok for the challege. As I have turned the flower card sort of sideways & the butterfly isn't as defined (with the 3 square shapes) as I would have liked. Oh well I guess I'm always going to be my own worst critic.

Three Flowers
I made the background on the flower card using my mini misters & Vivid re-inkers & a dash of Perfect Pearls. Which I randomly sprayed over white card. Once it was dry I then used Versamark ink & my all time fav background stamp Dots & Flowers (from Hero Arts)to add some interest. The flowers where stamped onto watercolour paper & then I used watercolour pencils & an aqua brush to colour the images. After that all dried I went over the flowers & leaves with Diamond Glaze.

For the this card I inked the edges of the background paper with Tim Holz Faded Jeans I then stamped the branch in Versafine Spanish Moss, the butterfly in Versafine Onyx Black twice (once onto white c/s so I could raise the wings).I coloured the branch with Prisma colour pencils as well as the butterfly. I then used Diamond Glaze on the butterfly to give it a nice sheen. I added buttons to the centers of the flowers. The tag was inked with Tim Holtz Broken China & then stamped with a Hero Arts stamp.

As always thank you all so much for stopping by & leaving such wonderful comments :D. TTFN


SmilynStef said...

Love your fun take on the sketch ... and what a pretty butterfly.

Virginia L. said...

SO VERY LOVELY, Paula! I like the soft colors in this and you did a fantastic job on the sketch!

Diana said...

WOW, these are spectacular Paula

Kathy said...

Hi Paula, I love both of you cards ...each one is unique and special....the butterfly is my fav though..hope u have a great weekend! hugs

Vanessa said...

Fab design, Paula! Especially love the first one!!


DottyJo said...

These are both great so just relax Paula!!! Love your colours, especially on card one.
My hubby has just wandered in and noticed how like Custard your cat Smudge is... actually I have been telling him this for weeks but he is the kind of guy that really has to see things before they take a hold! Jo x

Anne said...

Hi, Paula! Lovely, cheerful cards! I especially like the one with three flowers! So perfect! :-)