It's Dare to Get Dirty Week at Splitcoaststampers! If you're a Fan Club Member this is your chance to play along with design team members (aka Dirty Girls, which I am honored to say I am an alumni of!), past and present, in a ton of fun challenges! If you're not a Fan Club Member, this is the perfect time to become one -- you can get all the info here. We'd love to have you play with us this week! There are 33 challenges to choose from - play one or play them all.
Today I'm hosting a sketch challenge ... you'll need to work with this sketch:
Here's my sample, using one of Karen Lockhart's beautiful new floral images from her Summer 2010 release, Peonies ... my favorite flowers!
And then used R83 and R85 to variegate the flowers and give them depth, keeping the darker R85 color towards the lower, larger outside petals of the flowers (and the centers). The orangey red R21 Copic might not normally be used in combination with R83 & R85 but I like the peach contrast it gives with the rose of the R80's for these flowers.
The last step for the flowers is to go back with the first R21 mark and blend the colors together. An even lighter R20 was used to fill in some gaps between flowers. The leaves were colored with the YG markers in the photo above and the E's were used on the vase.
I hope you'll be inspired to come try my challenge!
Stamps: Lockhart Stamp Company-Peonies
Paper: The Girls' Paperie-Paper Girl patterned papers, Neenah Natural White cardstock
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ink; Ranger Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy Distress inks; Copic markers (shown above)
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Eight Nestabilities die set, Webster's Pages Bloomer Deluxe, twine, foam tape