Due to the reason above, I have come up with an idea which is using a sketch at least two (2) ways to make two (2) cards using the same materials or techniques. By this, I hope I can make more cards in lesser time. With that idea in mind, I come across Retrosketches #163 (as shown above) which is perfect to materialize my idea! One of the card will follow the original sketch (as shown above) while another card, it will be rotated clockwise 180 degree.
|Close-up: The watercolor background created using stencil, distress ink and water technique|
I would like to play along this week Lawnscaping Challenge 105 - Watercolors as well. I also itching to play with my only stencil that bought some time ago. Thus, I try Jennifer McGuire's stencil, distress ink and water technique for my card background. It turned out that the stencil patterns are not really vibrant maybe due to the distress ink colors that I choose or I am not mastering the technique enough yet. However, I do like the soft patterns as it feels mysterious.
Next, while waiting the watercolor paper to dry up, two (2) fishtail banners are die cut and stamped with 'Thanks' sentiment. The 'teacher' wording is die cut few times using different color card stocks. The die cut 'teacher' wordings are later stacked up against contrast colors off alignment a bit. The wordings are later attached onto the fishtail banners.
There they are, two (2) gorgeous cards using one sketch! *proud look* The idea is working and I hope to utilize this idea more. *wink*
Dimension : 11.43cm x 8.89cm or 4.5" x 3.5"
Type : Vertical fold (orange card) and horizontal fold (blue card)
Inlay : No
This card is entering the challenge(s) organized by :
1) Retrosketches #163 (ends by 08 May 2015)
2) Just Us Girls JUGS #291 - Word Week - Twine (ends by 07 May 2015)
3) Lawnscaping Challenge 105 - Watercolors (ends by 13 May 2015)
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