I hope today everyone in my neck of the woods has thawed out just a bit. The warm sun and well, just seeing the sun, felt soooo good. Why not create a card for Spring? So, for today I have a card for the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.
Hand Stamped Sentiments: HSSSC206
|The soft color palette is just|
perfect for this sweet, sweet little girl.
|Keeping my coloring sketchy aligns with|
the sketchy image.
|The sponged edges of this tag |
gives the impression of sky.
When coloring the image I originally used gamsol with my Prismacolor pencils to soften the lines of the pencil strokes but found it to be too smooth and blended. So I tried again, but this time I omitted the gamsol and kept the pencil strokes. It now has a sketchy feel like the image that was stamped. It just felt right!
The patterned paper I chose was meant to be for younger children, like our little girl. It actually reminds me of wallpaper that was in my room when I was a little girl. The banners also work very well with our soft color palette.
The girl is assumed to be staring at the birds wondering, or perhaps, saying goodbye, so what better sentiment then 'All the Best'.
Topping the tag with a pretty polka dotted bow by Stampin' Up! is just the right touch to finish off this card.
Well that is all for now. Thank you so much for stopping by and we will see you soon with another challenge from TheGrandStampede!
All the best,